DPC 2021 Trudi Deakin Presentation
Our very own X-PERT CEO, Dr Trudi Deakin, (Registered Dietitian PhD) delivered a presentation at the DPC Conference 2021 on 11th November at 1.50pm entitled: Does protein turn into chocolate cake in your bloodstream?
Should people with diabetes restrict protein?
People with diabetes need to be carbohydrate aware. Carbs are the only macronutrient that directly impact on blood glucose levels. They also need to consider the amount of protein they are consuming. 100g of dietary protein can create 56g glucose via the process of gluconeogenesis.
The session explored what protein is, why we need it, dietary recommendations and good sources. It considered the impact of protein on hormones, blood glucose levels and body weight.
Following the presentation delegates were able to state the following key points:
1.Why dietary protein is essential, good sources and the minimum daily protein requirement to prevent diseases of deficiency
2.What gluconeogenesis is and how protein can influence blood glucose, glucagon and insulin
3.Protein involvement with appetite control and body weight
4.The benefits from consuming sufficient protein
We are delighted to share the presentation slides with you here: Does protein turn into chocolate cake in your blood stream_Trudi Deakin