Unique Shake Improves Glycemic Control in T2D
Nov 14, 2020
Editor: Steve Freed, R.PH., CDE
Author: Aleksandra Kusic, PharmD Candidate, Florida A&M University, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
A clinical pilot study reveals a new way to improve glycemic control by replacing daily breakfast and afternoon snacks with a diabetes-specific nutritional shake.
People with diabetes need to be conscious of food intake, and have a strict adherence to maintaining a controlled diet, because of the direct impact food has on their blood glucose levels. It is essential to eat healthy foods and limit the amounts of particular foods. Dr. Richard Bergenstal and colleagues wanted to evaluate a different approach to a diabetic diet regimen, one that implements nutritional shakes to replace meals and improve glucose levels. According to Dr. Bergenstal, "this study reconfirms that meal substitution is one approach to get people started.” It is vital to find a regimen that is easy to adapt to, such as drinking a premade shake instead of preparing a whole meal, and more successful in lowering blood glucose....
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