Protein shakes?

By RD03875 Latest Reply 2013-12-11 09:33:30 -0600
Started 2009-12-10 05:17:57 -0600

Are those protein shakes or that huge jug of protein powder ok for diabetics? I also have gout, high blood pressure that is totally under control.
I am living overseas where trying to find a Dr. or specialized Diabetes dietitian that speaks and understands English is next to impossible.

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jigsaw 2013-12-11 09:33:30 -0600 Report

Some protein shakes are acceptable, and some you would be better off staying away from. I have used protein shake as an occasional meal replacement for quite a few years. The brand I use is very low in carbs (only 2 grams). Some brands are very high in carbs and utilize unhealthy ingredients. It really depends on which brand you choose.

jaydoubleyou23 2013-12-10 22:52:15 -0600 Report

I'm not sure how long ago this was posted, but I will tell you that I've tried a few protein bars in the past and it was an awful experience. I got so sick, and my blood sugar hit 39 which was the lowest I ever was at the time and plus I was working as a delivery driver.
I'm not sure about the shakes, but I'm assuming it would probably cause the same thing. Hope this is a little bit of help!

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