No, you didn’t read that wrong. I said three.
You’re about to realize that much of what you were taught about diet and nutrition is wrong. Not only is it wrong, but it is also unhealthy for those with diabetes.
One thing I have learned since being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, is that you cannot predict how your blood sugar will respond to a given food – but we can find out by trial and error.
The foods that we consume can be grouped into three major categories that provide calories or energy: protein, fat, and carbohydrate.
It is rare that any natural food source will contain only one of these three. Protein foods often contain fat; carbohydrate foods frequently contain some protein and fat. The common foods that are virtually 100% fats are oils and butter.
Let’s talk about how these three groups affect blood sugar.
Protein has very little impact on blood sugar.