Why Fat and Protein?
Mealtime insulin dosing in type 1 diabetes only focuses on the carbohydrate in the meal. However, new research shows that fat and protein can also have a significant affect on your blood glucose levels and may need an adjusted mealtime insulin dose.
International guidelines now recommend that people with type 1 diabetes, who have mastered carbohydrate counting, should receive education on the glycaemic impact of fat and protein.
Check out this break down of the key evidence surrounding fat and protein, how they affect blood glucose levels and how to help individuals with diabetes start adjusting their mealtime insulin doses.