Maintaining a healthy weight can decrease your risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Being overweight can cause other problems, too, like high blood pressure, unhealthy cholesterol, and high blood glucose (sugar). By maintaining a healthy weight you can prevent and manage these health problems.
Yes, someone with diabetes may consume whey protein. If you have diabetes, share with your doctor, registered dietitian, licensed physical therapist, or certified diabetes educator which whey protein you are consuming. He or she will help you adapt the whey product into your prescribed therapy and of course, your care team’s recommendations supersede any other recommendation.
Mary K. Schmidl, Ph.D.