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Order of Food Helps Type 2 Diabetics Maintain Blood Sugar Levels

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A new study of Well Cornell College Nutritionist could be the next miracle to fight diabetes as it suggests that eating carbs after veggies and proteins could have health benefits to type 2 diabetic patients. The study was published June 23, Tuesday, in the journal Diabetes Care.

Lead author of the new study and clinical medicine expert, Dr. Louis Aronne, said doctors shouldn't rely on medication when treating a diabetic patient. Aronne's advice to doctors is to recommend changes in the daily diet to their patients, including food order.

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Based on Trinity report, Aronne said it is hard to change eating diets. So it is very challenging for doctors to ask patients to cut down the intake of carbs.

"This study points to an easier way that patients might lower their blood sugar and insulin levels," Aronne said.

The blood sugar levels play important role in diabetic patient. Once a patient failed to maintain the blood sugar on normal level, it may lead to complications.

Weill Cornell researchers learned the link between food order and lower blood sugar levels from previous studies. However, those studies they gathered weren't focused on the rich Western meals.

There were 11 type diabetic participants who were involved on medication and have been diagnosed with obesity involved in the study. The participants were asked to consume meal consisting protein such as chicken breast, steamed vegetables like broccoli, lettuce and tomato salad, low fat dressing and butter and ciabatta bread. They need to need the following foods daily and they're had their glucose levels checked.

Researchers also made different experiments with food order and constant monitoring blood sugar levels every 30, 60 and 120 minutes after the meal. The result showed the blood sugar levels were lower by 29 percent after 30 minutes, 37 percent after an hour and 17 percent after two hours whenever study participants ate their carbohydrates after eating veggies. Insulin levels were influenced by the food order as well.

According to Bench Mark Reporter, the findings of this study will of assistance because there will a few adjustments to the diet of the patients will occur. The team said the outcomes of the study are preliminary and more studies will be needed.  

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