Supplements for Diabetics

by Brooke Goldstein February 01, 2016

Diabetes is a condition people face when the body goes through an abnormally high blood glucose levels. This is caused by a person having a difficult time producing or making use of insulin. The American Diabetes Association shows that you should keep the amount of sugar and saturated fat rather low in you diet. If you are diabetic and also weight lifting, you need to choose the right supplements that fit your dietary needs.

Pre-Workouts

Many people take pre-workouts before a workout in order to  increase energy and strength. For diabetics, you should choose a pre-workout that is caffeine free. Caffeine may interfere with glucose levels in the body and makes it hard for people to control their blood sugar. You can Build Your Own Stim-Free Pre-Workout  on Campusprotein.com to take your workouts to the next level, minus the added caffeine and stimulants. 

Protein Powder

There are many more benefits for diabetics when it comes to adding protein powder to your diet. Although protein is a great way to build and maintain muscle, it can also help lower blood glucose levels.Choosing the right protein powder is very important, you want to stay away from ones with added sugars or fat. Whey isolates will be your best choice, they contain minimal fats and easily digestible protein. Wheyhas the ability to boost metabolic rate, improve insulin and blood sugar metabolism, and help maintain appetite that may benefit many people. Here are some of the best protein options:

R1 Protein                  Dymatize Iso-100                   Combat 100% Isolate

Protein Bars

Protein bars are a great source of low-glycemic carbohydrates, containing a good source of fiber and little amounts of sugar contained. They are a great way to kill candy or sweet cravings without having an effect on blood sugar levelsEating bars in moderation, are great to use as a meal supplement or a workout snack.The following bars contain no artificial sweeteners and are packed with protein: Quest bars, Mission1 bars, and Oh Yeah! Bars.

Creatine

  • There is significant evidence to support that creatine DOES produce abnormalities in pancreatic insulin secretion and changes in glucose homeostasis. Creatine and Insulin

Amino Acids

  • Amino Acids can significantly increase insulin response in diabetics which in turn can improve glucose homeostasis. Amino Acid Study

Nitrates

CLA

  • SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED FASTING GLUCOSE CONCENTRATIONS AND REDUCED INSULIN SENSITIVITY as measured by homeostasis model assessment, oral glucose insulin sensitivity, and the insulin sensitivity index. 
  • Takeaway: DON’T TAKE IF DIABETIC

Contributing Writer: Patrick Merkel- @pmerkel33 





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