Glucerna VS. Boost VS. Ensure

riquelskyy
By riquelskyy Latest Reply 2011-10-13 21:11:51 -0500
Started 2011-09-28 13:36:48 -0500

Which is better? Or does it depend on how it effects your blood sugar?


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mama dunf
mama dunf 2011-09-29 20:19:49 -0500 Report

Isopure was recommended by my gastric bypass doctor for the protein. You can get it powder form or ready made. I mix either with sugar-free fruit drinks to "spice" up the taste. GNC cares them.

Kirla
Kirla 2011-09-28 16:09:42 -0500 Report

I looked up the nutrition labels at the sites James recommended and most have a lot more carbs than my system could handle. I used to use Atkins and EAS low carb protein shakes. They only have 2 net carbs per serving and either one didn’t spike my blood sugar. I now use the EAS protein powder shake. One scoop and add water or soy or nut milk and drink. I found the powder was a lot cheaper than the ready mixes. The one I use has just 2 net carbs per serving. Been using them at breakfast for over 2 years now. I have to use low carb nut milk or soy milk because milk is a high carb drink. I found water works pretty good and doesn’t add any carbs.

Good luck
Kevin
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riquelskyy
riquelskyy 2011-09-28 16:39:50 -0500 Report

What's the difference between net carbs and regular carbs?

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-09-28 17:20:37 -0500 Report

Net carbs are what is left after the fiber is deducted from the Total carbs. It is IMO a marketing gimmick to try to get you to buy something that may not normally be in your diabetes meal plan. I don't pay attention to net carbs.

rhonda80
rhonda80 2011-10-13 14:35:14 -0500 Report

That is interesting that you don't pay atttention to net carbs cuz my nutritionist told me to count net carbs

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-10-13 21:11:51 -0500 Report

by all means follow the instruction of your nutritionist.

part of my problem is "discalculia" (kinda like dislexia with numbers)

If the net carb thing works then it is to my good because I don't go too high.

Kirla
Kirla 2011-09-28 17:17:49 -0500 Report

Net carbs is total carbs minus the fiber. Fiber doesn’t have an affect on blood sugar so for some people it can be subtracted. It works for me.

Kirla
Kirla 2011-09-28 16:14:31 -0500 Report

Almost forgot. Got to read the labels on the soy and nut milks. Most have added sugar. By reading the label I found that some can be found with no or little carbs.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-09-28 17:19:26 -0300 Report

You might want to look at the nutrition labels to see what has the balance of carbs to proteins and other nutrients you might like. Then you might want to test your BG before and 2hrs after dinking them to see if it "plays nice" with your metabolism.

Here are links to the three products mentioned. Unfortunately I was not able to discover the nutritional data for boost and ensure.

glucerna: http://glucerna.com/diabetes-shakes

boost: http://www.boost.com/nutritional-drinks/boost...

ensure: http://ensure.com/

rhonda80
rhonda80 2011-09-28 14:26:14 -0500 Report

Have you tried the Isopure? It is used for the same purpose as the Boost, Ensure, etc. It is like a gatorade and has around 37g carb! I like these a lot better than the thick ones. The flavors are fruity.

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