Senior nutrition

Blood glucose control

Insulin is a naturally-secreted hormone essential for controlling the amount of glucose in the blood and an impaired insulin response, i.e., insulin resistance, can lead to a variety of health problems, like Type 2 Diabetes and the metabolic syndrome.

Dietary protein has a stimulating effect on insulin secretion (insulinotrophic) – and thus helps stabilise blood glucose levels after a meal.

Particularly, whey protein has a strong insulin stimulating effect and long term whey protein intake has been shown to lower fasting insulin levels and reduce insulin resistance.