Is Milk Good For Diabetes?

October 10, 2019 0 By Bertrand Dibbert


Hello, I’m Ty Mason from TheDiabetesCouncil.com,
researcher, writer and I have type 2 diabetes. Today I’m going to answer the question, is
milk good for diabetes. But before we get into that, make sure you
download my free diabetes management book which also includes a diabetes grocery shopping
guide (foods to eat and avoid) and other tips to better manage your blood sugar to avoid
complications by clicking the link below. I really
love milk. To me there is not much better than an ice
cold glass of milk and a warm peanut butter cookie for dessert. Now I make my own PB cookies, they are sugar
free with no flour so they do not affect my blood sugar a great deal. But I had never really done much research
on milk until I was asked this question. So let’s learn together about this beverage
so many enjoy. Now first of all, for the purposes of this
video, when I say milk, I am talking about good old fashion cow’s milk you buy in the
store. I am not talking about goats milk or almond
milk or any other kind of product that is associated with milk, not even milk chocolate. Just regular cow’s milk. I was told by several people who know my love
for milk, that I shouldn’t drink it because it is not good for diabetes or for weight
control. I decided to see if there was any scientific
evidence to support their claim. I did not. Instead I found several studies saying just
the opposite. A 2008 French study concluded, “Prospective
trials have shown an independent negative correlation between dairy food consumption
and overweight, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and ischaemic cardiovascular diseases. Large amounts of calcium can reduce intestinal
fat absorption. They can also reduce lipogenesis, through
an inhibitory effect on calcium calcitriol-mediated intracellular fluxes. Some soluble aminoacids appear to reduce appetite
and may also improve tissular insulin sensitivity, insulin secretion, arterial pressure and cardiovascular
morbidity. Milk and dairy foods are recommended for patients
with obesity, diabetes, hypertension and metabolic syndrome, and also for patients at risk.” A 2016 study came to basically the same conclusion
stating, “Evidence suggests that there is an inverse association between the consumption
of milk products and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. High-fat milk products are not associated
with type 2 diabetes. In fact, certain dairy fatty acids may have
a beneficial role in the prevention of type 2 diabetes. The association between different types of
milk products and the risk of diabetes is less clear, but evidence suggests that yogurt
and cheese may be protective against type 2 diabetes.” So is milk good for diabetes? Not only is it good for diabetes, it can possibly
prevent it. For those of us with diabetes, we cannot prevent
something we have, but milk will certainly help you control your weight, blood sugar
and essentially control your dibetes. I hope this answered your question is milk
good or bad for diabetes. Don’t forget to get your diabetes management
book by clicking the link in the description box below. Let me know if you have any other diabetes
related questions. Thank you
I am Ty Mason