DPC 2021 – Dr 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?


People with diabetes need to be carbohydrate aware as carbs are the only macronutrient that directly impact on blood glucose levels but do 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. Therefore, should protein be restricted in people with diabetes? 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. Finally Trudi discussed a case for ensuring sufficient good quality protein is consumed will be presented.

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

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