American Diabetes Association has identified Nutrition Therapy as a key tool
in management of diabetes. While modern medication can control diabetes,
it cannot make up for the loss of balanced nutrition and the incidence of
hypoglycemia which leads to cardiovascular disorders. High blood glucose
in adults with diabetes increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, angina, and
coronary artery disease.

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balance of nutrition, taste and energy, it also helps in managing the
complications of diabetes in the long run. So even though certain
foods are restricted, the weakness and fatigue that accompanies
this loss of nutritions is reduced.

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Adults with diabetes have heart disease death rates about two to four times higher than adults without diabetes. The risk for stroke is two to four times higher.

Many studies show that controlling diabetes can prevent the progression of heart and blood vessel disease.

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Research shows that close to 25% of pre-Diabetics progress to diabetes within 3 to 5
years, if left unchecked.

What Is Diabetes?

Diabetes, often referred to by doctors as diabetes mellitus, describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body's cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. Patients with high blood sugar will typically experience polyuria (frequent urination), they will become increasingly thirsty (polydipsia) and hungry (polyphagia). There are 3 types of diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and Gestational Diabetes.


High blood glucose levels over time can lead to increased deposits of fatty materials on the insides of the blood vessel walls. These deposits may affect blood flow, increasing the chance of clogging and hardening of blood vessels. Patients with diabetes often have unhealthy cholesterol levels including high LDL ("bad") cholesterol, low HDL ("good") cholesterol, and high triglycerides.

Over the long term, high blood glucose levels damage tiny blood vessels in the kidneys, impairing their ability to filter the blood properly. As a result, a type of protein called ‘albumin’ spills into the urine instead of being processed into the blood stream; as kidney disease progresses, more protein is found in the urine, a condition called proteinuria. Without treatment, the kidneys will eventually fail and dialysis or a kidney transplant will be required.

High blood sugar in diabetes causes the lens of the eye to swell, which changes your ability to see. To correct this kind of eye problem, you need to get your blood sugar back into the target range (70-130 milligrams per deciliter or mg/dL before meals). Diabetic retinopathy is also a complication of diabetes that results from damage to the light-sensitive tissues in the retina.

Diabetics in the long run tend to develop damage to blood vessels and nerves due to poor blood circulation. This can lead to skin ulcers and infections which are extremely hard to treat. This condition worsens as the sensation in the feet/limbs is lost, making a person more likely to injure himself without realizing it. . A non-healing ulcer that causes severe damage to tissues and bones may require surgical removal (amputation) of a toe, foot or part of a leg. When foot ulcers do develop, it's important to get prompt care.

Diabetic neuropathy is a common yet serious complication of diabetes. It is a type of nerve damage that can occur as a result of prolonged elevated levels of blood glucose, i.e., when a person is unable to control diabetes. High blood sugar can injure nerve fibers throughout the body, but diabetic neuropathy most often damages nerves in legs and feet.

Depending on the affected nerves, symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can range from pain and numbness in extremities to problems with digestive system, urinary tract, blood vessels and heart. For some people, these symptoms are mild; for others, diabetic neuropathy can be painful, disabling and even fatal. In people who have been diabetic for over 2 decades, specially the older diabetics, over 60 to 70 percent have some form of neuropathy.

It is possible prevent diabetic neuropathy or slow its progress with tight blood sugar control and a healthy lifestyle.

D-Protin contains complex carbohydrates such as Inulin and Maltodextrin which takes more time to digest, in-turn resulting in slow release of glucose/energy. Maltodextrin also helps prevent nocturnal Hyposlycemia. Other ingredients such as chromium maintains normal blood sugar level, increasing insulin activity and reduces the amount of insulin required to control blood sugar level.


  • Glycemic Index: GI of D-Protin is 38.8 (NIN tested)
  • Soluble fibre (Inulin): Reduces Glycemia, Hyperinsulinemia and Lipemia
  • Soy protein isolate: Slows the progression of diabetic nephropathy
  • Good Fat: Lowers LDL, triglycerides level & increases HDL level
  • Chromium: Maintains normal blood glucose level, increases insulin activity and reduces the amount of insulin required to control blood sugar level.
  • Zinc: Helps in the production of insulin
  • Maltodextrin: Complex carbohydrate & bulking agent. Slowly digested and provides extended glucose release
  • Vitamins & Minerals: Improves glucose tolerance, immune functions & wound healing.

Q1. What is Pre-diabetes?

Pre-diabetes is a condition where blood glucose levels are higher than normal but are not high enough for being diagnosed as diabetes. People with Pre-diabetes are at increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

Q2. I have a glucose monitoring machine at home. What are the blood glucose criteria for normal individuals, diabetics, and pre-diabetics?

If you have a glucose monitoring machine, you can detect your blood glucose level yourself. These are the guidelines for each category:

  Fasting Blood Glucose (mg/dl)
(early morning on empty stomach without tea/coffee)
Random Test (mg/dl) (any time random score) HbA1c (%)* (3 months' average score. Not all machines have this function)
Diabetes 126 or above 200 or above 6.5 or above
Pre-Diabetes 100 to 125 140 to 199 5.7 to 6.4
Normal Below 100 139 or below About 5

*HbA1c test must be taken at a pathological lab.

Q3. I am three months pregnant and have been diagnosed as diabetic. What can I do to maintain a healthy lifestyle, which will be safe for my child?

This condition is called Gestational Diabetes. It typically occurs during the later stages of pregnancy. Although this form of diabetes usually goes away after the baby is born, if a woman suffers from gestational diabetes, her child has a lifelong risk of developing diabetes. Gestational diabetes is caused by the hormones of pregnancy or a shortage of insulin.

D-Protin is an ideal nutritional supplement that can be included in your diet. You are also advised to have small frequent meals and do moderate exercise to maintain blood glucose levels, keeping your baby healthy and to avoid complications during pregnancy. However, it is always best to consult your gynaecologist.

Q4. I am recently experiencing increased thirst, hunger, and frequent urination. Do I have diabetes?

The common signs and symptoms of diabetes are:

  • 1. Increased thirst
  • 2. Increased hunger
  • 3. Fatigue
  • 4. Increased urination, especially at night
  • 5. Weight loss
  • 6. Blurred vision
  • 7. Wounds that do not heal

However, it is advised to examine your blood glucose level in a nearby pathology lab and consult your physician immediately.

Q5. Can diabetes be prevented?

Once diabetes is detected, it cannot be prevented, but if a person is detected as pre-diabetic, Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed. Pre-diabetics are advised to follow a low calorie, low fat meal plan, and engage in moderate physical activity to reduce weight. Various studies have concluded that people with pre-diabetes can cut their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by more than half.

Remember, the best way to cut down your glucose levels is by modifying your diet, exercise regime, and lifestyle.

Q6. Why is consuming a nutritional supplement important for diabetics? What are the benefits of D-Protin?

The diet of diabetic patients is deficient in one or more nutrients. Due to dietary restrictions, diabetic patients, especially working professionals or elderly patients do not get recommended amounts of nutrients from their regular diet. As a consequence, diabetic patients regularly experience a lack of energy and also suffer from hunger pangs. Thus, there is an acute need to complement their diet with a nutritional supplement.

D-Protin is an ideal nutritional supplement for a diabetic, as it helps to control blood sugar levels, as well as reduce future complications like diabetic nephropathy, heart disease, etc. D-Protin provides specific calories, as per nutritional guidelines, of proteins, fats and carbohydrates.

Q7. What is the Glycemic Index (GI) of D-Protin?

Glycemic Index (GI) is a ranking of carbohydrates on a scale from 0 to 100 according to the extent to which they raise blood sugar levels after eating. Usually, the excepted range should be less than 55. The GI of D-Protin is 38.8 (National Institute of Nutrition [NIN] tested) and thus, it is an ideal supplement for diabetics.

Q8. D-Protin have any side effects?

It has been more than 2 decades since D-Protin was launched and we have not encountered any side effects.

Q9. My doctor has prescribed D-Protin. I am a working professional and consume three meals a day. When should I take D-Protin? Is D-Protin a meal replacement or should I take it along with meals?

Generally for a diabetic patient, it is very essential to have small frequent meals. Hence, it is advised to have at least five meals in a day rather than three major meals. You may add two small extra meals with the delicious D-Protin drink.
D-Protin can be taken:

  • 1. As a snack replacement or addition, preferably at 11:00 am and 5:00 pm, or
  • 2. Before breakfast/with breakfast and post dinner/at bedtime

Hence, D-Protin can be taken twice a day between meals. It is not a meal replacement.

Q10. I am suffering from nocturnal hypoglycemia and have been advised to have a snack at midnight. Can D-Protin help me?

Nocturnal hypoglycemia is defined as hypoglycemia whilst asleep. If you have nocturnal hypoglycemia, it can usually be prevented in one of two ways:

  • 1. By decreasing your basal insulin or
  • 2. By having an extra snack before bed

Hence, it is generally advised to have a light snack before bed or at midnight. D-Protin is an ideal nutritional supplements with complex carbohydrates that help keep nocturnal hypoglycaemia at bay. It thus helps control blood sugar levels, maintain glycemic levels, and boost energy.

Q11. How many flavours of D-Protin are available?

D-Protin is available in Vanilla and Chocolate flavours. If your question isn't answered here, e-mail us at or call our toll-free number at 1800-425-37373 for free nutrition advice from our trained nutritionists.

Q12. What are the advantages of D-protin?

D-Protin is a well balanced and complete dietary supplement for Diabetics and Pre-Diabetics. D-Protin contains complex carbohydrates, proteins from the best sources, heart friendly fat - PUFA (Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid), and essential Vitamins and Minerals.

  • Provide appropriate calories for maintaining ideal weight
  • Maintains blood sugar level
  • Relief from diabetic symptoms
  • Achieve optimum blood lipid profile
  • Prevent acute & chronic complication
  • Supply optimum nutrition to maintain good health
  • ↓ Nocturnal hypoglycemia
  • Provides satiety

Q13. Can D-protin taken along with medication

D-protin can be prescribe or taken along with medication

Q14. How long D-protin should be taken

- There is no specified duration mentioned. Because D-protin is a nutritional supplement which is prescribed/ taken to overcome the nutritional deficient in diabetes patient.

Q15. Is there any age limit to take D-protin?

- D-protin can be given to all the patient with type 1 and type 2 diabetes

Q16. How many days a pack (500g or 200g serve)?

- 1. 500 gm can be taken for 16 times (8days)

  2. 200 gm can be taken for 6 times (3 days)

Q17. Are there any contraindications (thyroid or kidney)/ adverse effects?

-There is no contraindication .But be cautions while prescribing for patients with Kidney and Cardio vascular diseases.

Q18. What is the Role of D-protin ingredients in diabetes management?

- Active ingredients in D-protin Maltodextrin, soy protein isolate, Inulin, PUFA

1. Maltodextrin
✔ Complex carbohydrate which is slowly digested and releases the glucose slowly
✔ Helps to prevents Nocturnal hypoglycemia
2. Soy protein isolate
✔ Improves blood-lipid profile
3. Inulin / FOS- Soluble fibre
✔ Decreases postprandial glucose response
✔ Decreases Total & LDL cholesterol
✔ Provides satiety
✔ Helps in weight reduction
✔ Decrease Insulin resistance
✔ Decrease LDL & triglycerides level
✔ Increase HDL level

Q19. What is the dosage and mixing dilution information of D-Protin?

- 30gm in 1 cup of lukewarm water or milk (1 cup=240ml)

Q20. Suggestion to overcome the complication associated with diabetes

- The good diabetic management includes:

  • Drug
  • Physical activity
  • Diet

Q21. What are the details of fibre content, fat source and sugar free source in D-protin?

  • 1.Fibre content: 2gm per serving.
  • 2. Fat source: Total fat is 2gm per serving. It contains PUFA and MUFA. It is free from Trans fat.
  • 3. Sugar free: D-protin contain Sucralose

1. Mr.Vijay Kumar ( Age - 73 )

Hi, I am Vijay kumar 73 yrs old resident of Bangalore. I have diabetes since 11 years, I am leaving a normal Healthy life… and learnt to manage diabetes…..

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Diabetic for 12 years. Feeling healthy,energetic and normal in the last 3 months. Thanks to d proin

I am 65 years old. I have been a diabetic since 2002. For a large part of the last 12 years, I have felt hungry and uncomfortable. And lacking energy, I felt sleepy through most of the day. Recently, my doctor prescribed D Protin, a nutritional supplement to be consumed along with my medication. In 3 months, I have felt a positive change in myself. I don’t feel hungry and weak anymore; my metabolism has increased; I don’t feel dull and sleepy during the day. In fact, I feel energetic like a normal man. Thank you D-protin my companion in diabetes.

3. Mrs.Nalini Shukla ( Age - 62 )

I am Nalini Shukla, 62 years old and I am a home maker. I have been using D Protin along with my medication for diabetes. After using D Protin, I feel energetic and it also helps me to maintain my weight. I take it twice daily at 10 am and 5 pm with milk. D Protin chocolate flavor is really good and it has helped me to keep my blood glucose level in control. Thanks to D Protin.

4. Mrs.Nalini ( Age - 59 )

Hello, I am Nalini 59 years old , working in a bank at Mysuru. My job is very stressful which is why I became diabetic. I take dprotin regularly at 11am I feel good and its gives me energy and satiety. My HbA1c has come to 6.7% I am very happy. I am happy to share this because I share dprotin with my colleagues which prevents me in landing to hypo…..Thank you dprotin.

5. Mr.Ratan Das ( Age - 63 )

My memory goes back ten years. I lost my elder brother to diabetes, as he succumbed to its complications. As the disorder was in the family, I also underwent related tests. I was horrified when I saw the results of the test which showed the parameters of ppbs and fbs at 375 & 425 respectively.

The medication started immediately.

Nonetheless, I was really worried and confused... everyone I knew had different suggestions to make. My family doctor told me to take 'D Protin' and confidently advised me that it would help me in the years to come.

I have been using D Protin for the last 10 years. And today, I can say that there is no stress, no fall in eyesight & no muscular pain. And I feel energetic throughout the day. Not just that, I am also addicted to its taste!

Needless to say, I recommend D Protin to all diabetics.

Disclaimer - The information presented on this site is for general use only and is “not�? intended to provide personal medical advice or substitute for the advice of your physician or the healthcare service provider. Results shown above are not typical and may vary from person to person. You should consult with a physician before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem. This message is issued in public interest by British Biologicals,A Global Nutraceutical Company in India with over two decades of research in medical nutrition.