Counting carbs … and protein in type 1 diabetes

In type 1 diabetes, protein consumption can cause delayed and sustained glycaemic excursions, a NSW study shows.

The researchers from the University of Newcastle compared the glycaemic profiles of 27 people with type 1 on intensive insulin therapy after drinking a protein shake versus a water control.

Consuming 75g or more protein led to lower glycaemic excursions than the water control one to