Natural blood glucose control

Natural blood glucose control

Natural blood glucose control

Keeping blood glucose levels within a normal range is important to staying healthy1
Fluctuations in blood glucose levels are normal in all people. However, prolonged periods with excessive glucose levels in the blood (hyperglycaemia) can cause damage to many tissues in the body, leading to the development of disabling and life-threatening health complications. For this reason, it is important to keep blood glucose levels within a healthy range as much as possible to stay healthy.  

Millions of people worldwide struggle with blood glucose control
Impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and/or impaired fasting glucose (IFG) are known as prediabetes because the glucose levels are above normal but below the level that is diagnostic for diabetes. Prediabetes  may develop into type 2 diabetes and diabetes-related complications such as cardiovascular disease.  

Prediabetes is a growing concern.  

  • Around 541 million adults – 10.6% of adults worldwide – are currently estimated to have impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). By 2045, this figure is expected to rise to 730 million adults or 11.4% of all adults. 
  • An estimated 319 million adults – 6.2% of adults globally – have impaired fasting glucose (IFG). This is forecast to rise to 441 million adults – 6.9% of all adults – by 20452. 

Blood glucose levels are affected by diet and lifestyle choice

A large body of evidence supports the effectiveness of a healthy diet and physical exercise for managing hyperglycaemia and delaying or preventing diabetes complications. 

A recent clinical study3 in collaboration with the University of Newcastle in the UK demonstrated that people were better able to manage their blood glucose levels when they consumed 15g of Lacprodan® DI-6820 whey protein before a meal. These results were found in lean healthy subjects as well as people with abdominal obesity. 

Interested in more information about the beneficial effects of whey protein for people with type 2 diabetes? See our medical nutrition page.


  1. World Health Organization. Global health risks: mortality and burden of disease attributable to selected major risks.  ISBN 978 92 4 156387 1. WHO. 2009  
  2. IDF Diabetes Atlas 2021 – 10th edition,

  3. Smith et al. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne) . 2021 Jun 18;12:696977. The Postprandial Glycaemic and Hormonal Responses Following the Ingestion of a Novel, Ready-to-Drink Shot Containing a Low Dose of Whey Protein in Centrally Obese and Lean Adult Males: A Randomised Controlled Trial
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