By Survivor7311 Latest Reply 2013-09-14 13:03:14 -0500
Started 2013-09-13 05:50:01 -0500

My Diabetes doctor told me to eat more Protein apparently it helps to stabilize your blood sugar. I tried to but I have to be careful because i also have polycystic kidneys and ha a kidney transplant. Protein is hard on the kidneys and the last thing i need is more Kidney issues

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One Step at a Time
One Step at a Time 2013-09-14 13:03:14 -0500 Report

Protein won't raise your blood sugar, that's likely why he's recommending it. No starchy veggies won't raise BG either, so balance your plate and watch your snacks.

jigsaw 2013-09-13 07:27:52 -0500 Report

I would definitely question your doctors advice very thoroughly! There are many things that one can do to help stabilize blood glucose. Since protein can be hard on kidneys, I would approach the use of, and possibility of too much protein with caution. I think you should get additional professional opinions to validate any decision you choose to utilize. I spoke with a dietician that told me, although crucial to ones diet, I should consume protein conservatively. My kidneys are healthy so far, but being a diabetic puts me at greater risk. I have found high protein foods do have beneficial effects on my blood glucose. Sometimes I take a scoop of peanut butter(hi protein) at bedtime. This helps to eliminate the dawn effect that I have frequently experienced.
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