Most people like to drink milk. Then whether it is cow's milk, almond milk, or soy milk. On the other hand, if someone has diabetes, then it is not right to drink any milk in this situation. The American Diabetes Association says that a patient suffering from diabetes should drink milk, but it is not right to drink just any milk. It is necessary to check which type of milk can help in controlling the blood sugar of the patient and providing complete nutrition.

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Today in this article you will know in detail which milk should be consumed for diabetes and in what quantity -

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  1. What is diabetes?
  2. Can diabetic patient drink milk?
  3. Nutrients in milk
  4. What is the best milk for diabetics?
  5. How much milk is good for diabetes?
  6. Can diabetes patients drink milk at night?
  7. Takeaway
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Diabetes is a type of autoimmune disorder. It is difficult to root out the problem of diabetes, but it can be controlled. There are two main types of diabetes - type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, there is little or no production of insulin by the pancreas. In type 1 diabetes, carbohydrates have to be reduced in the diet along with insulin injections.

Whereas, in type 2 diabetes, the pancreas does not make enough insulin. Also, the body is not able to use it properly. This type of diabetes develops gradually and the main reason behind it is considered to be obesity.

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Eating high-fat foods with diabetes can increase the risk of heart disease. Therefore, controlling the amount of fat in the diet can help reduce this risk. On the other hand, if we talk about milk, research says that the excess amount of fat present in milk is unhealthy for a diabetic patient. Therefore, diabetic patients should consume low-fat or fat-free milk. The seriousness of this problem can be avoided by drinking fat-free milk for diabetes, as well as calcium and other nutrients present in milk can be obtained.

Whereas, the carbs present in the milk get broken down and mix in the bloodstream to become sugar. Therefore, there is a need to focus on carbs in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. In such a situation, drinking more fat-free milk can also increase blood sugar.

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Here we are telling about the nutritional elements of some common alternatives of milk. The amount of nutrients given here is according to 1 cup of milk -

Nutrients Whole Milk Skim Milk Almond Milk Soy Milk Flax Milk Rice Milk
Calories 149 91 39 79 24 113
Fat 8 gm 0.61 gm 2.88 gm 4.01 gm 2.50 gm 2.33 gm
Carbohydrate 12 gm 12 gm 1.52 gm 4.01 gm

1.02 gm

22 gm
Fiber 0 gm 0 gm 0.5-1 gm 1 gm 0 gm 0.7 gm
Protein 8 gm 9 gm 1.55 gm 7 gm 0 gm 0.67 gm
Calcium 276 mg 316 mg 516 mg 300 mg 300 mg 283 mg

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Which milk to drink in diabetes depends on each person's choice, taste, other things eaten throughout the day, and how much carbohydrate is consumed. For example, if a diabetic patient wants to reduce carbohydrates from his diet, then almond and linseed milk is the best. The amount of carbohydrates in this milk is almost zero.

On the other hand, cow's milk contains carbohydrates, and people with diabetes need to pay attention to their carbohydrate intake. In such a situation, for those who like cow's milk, low-fat and low-calorie skim milk can be a better option. Only a dietitian can tell better about which milk a diabetic patient should drink.

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Lactose is mainly found in milk, which is a type of sugar. Therefore, if milk is consumed in the wrong way in diabetes, then the blood sugar level in the body can increase due to lactose. Therefore, it is important to take care of the quantity of milk. According to research, diabetic patients can drink 1 glass of low-fat milk daily to meet the requirement for protein and calcium.

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Most people like to drink milk before sleeping at night. It is believed that drinking milk at night helps in sleeping, but diabetic patients should be careful about drinking milk at night, as it can increase their blood sugar level. Energy is released due to the breakdown of lactase present in milk, which the body is not able to use at night and the sugar level increases. This is the reason why diabetic patients are advised not to drink milk at night.

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If someone has diabetes, then milk should be consumed after thinking. This does not mean that a diabetic patient should avoid all types of milk, rather it is necessary to take the nutrients present in milk even in case of diabetes. Therefore, a diabetic patient should consult a dietician before consuming milk, and on his advice, milk should be consumed in limited quantities at the right time.

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