Type 1 diabetes

Beyond carbs – is it time to start counting fat and protein?

People with type 1 diabetes are looking for something beyond carbohydrate counting to help manage their mealtime insulin doses. Speaking at the Australia Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) Queensland branch conference, dietician Dr Kirstine Bell (PhD) said other factors such as glycaemic index (GI), dietary fat, protein and gut hormones also stimulate insulin production. She said ...

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