Almonds Can Improve Diabetes Control

Two new studies into the potential health benefits of eating almonds have supported evidence that they can help people with type 2 diabetes to maintain their blood glucose and cholesterol levels.…

One of the studies, published in the journal, Metabolism, showed that consuming an ounce of almonds straight before eating a high-starch meal brought a 30 per cent reduction in post-meal glucose levels for patients with type 2 diabetes, compared with a 7 per cent reduction for non-diabetics. In addition, after overnight fasting, patients with type 2 diabetes whose meal contained almonds had a lowering of blood sugar levels after their meal. 

The effect of regular almond consumption on blood glucose levels for people with type 2 diabetes was also investigated, with the daily consumption of one ounce of almonds over a 12-week period being associated with a 4 per cent reduction in hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) and the same reduction in body mass index (BMI). 

The second study, which was published in Diabetes Care, revealed that nuts such as almonds could help to maintain healthy levels of blood glucose and cholesterol for both men and post-menopausal women who suffer from type 2 diabetes. 

Karen Lapsley, chief science officer for the Almond Board of California, commented “Those with diabetes are faced with many challenges with their disease management, which is why we are always energized when new research is published that supports our understanding of almonds’ role in helping alleviate some of the difficulties.” 

An old but still relevant article taken from Diabetes UK, Diabetes Care, Oct. 2011

13 Replies

  • How many almonds approximately in an ounce ?

  • 20-24 almonds approx

  • Thanx a ton !!

  • Do you still follow LWMDR, how  r u levels?

  • No, I couldn't sustain the regimen due my circumstances.

    Have since switched to LCHF with good results so far.

  • Welcome to LCHF club. Here u have freedom to eat anything and everything as long as you are counting carbs, proteins and fats and restrict yr carbs to 20%. Here's what LCHF that we follow & preach is:

    Many of us on LCHF diet have even eliminated rice, wheat, ragi, maize cornect from diet completely and what a feeling it is  :)

    Keep us posted.

  • Hi Anupji -- thanks!?

    This is just Pramod under a different handle !


  • Aaah :)

    Back from ship?

  • No Sir. Still on board but in Port (Mauritius) for a few days. Expect to be back Sept / Oct. Would like to meet up with U as/when I come to the North next if OK with U ?

  • Pl don't call me sir.

    My uncle is based at LKO (Gomti Nagar) and IIRC, you are from LKO. I am in central India, but might be driving to native place via LKO year end or beginning of next year. So, that's when the stars will align :)

  • Well noted. Yes, I recollect you're from Indore?

    Shall definitely get in touch once I'm onshore. 

    Meantime my email:



  • Yes on location. 

    I have your email and you know from where.

    When onshore, try coconut naan as posted and experimented by B Singh. He had excellent numbers of ~100 on them when he tried for two days :)

  • Thanks Sir.

    Already on VCO (Chai/Coffee) thrice a day. 

    Shall certainlylook forward to trying out the naan.

    Thanks once again.

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