Diabetes and protein shakes/powder

By RD03875 Latest Reply 2010-01-08 02:06:56 -0600
Started 2009-12-17 08:30:29 -0600

I've asked this question in 2 other forums and never got any answers.
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.

9 replies

RD03875 2010-01-08 02:06:56 -0600 Report

Thanks for your replies everyone. I was looking at the huge jugs of the powder stuff at GNC and thinking about using it at times when I just can't seem to get in my calorie intake for the day and not as a meal replacement, or for those times right before I do my hour of exercise in the afternoon.
I will check into this more.

appleseed 2009-12-17 17:31:29 -0600 Report

Some are and some are not…I would make sure that they are totally balanced nutritionally, and that they have a glycemic index rating of 25 or less.

kimp 2009-12-18 20:47:08 -0600 Report

which brands of protein have you tried if your making a fruit sm?oothie where it balances out the glycemic number

Deb-G 2009-12-17 09:46:01 -0600 Report

I use ProMod and its very effective…although I am not using it for Diabetic reasons…

Are you looking to supplement a meal with it?…

I also use a supplement shake mix from GNC called Ultra Mega when i'm on the go…all essential vitamins, low Cal (only 95), low carb (14g)…I like that alot also…

Deb-G 2009-12-17 18:04:32 -0600 Report

The ProMod was a protein supplement only

The Ultra Mega includes full amounts of vitamins etc…

So I guess it depends if you are looking for protein or?

Protein itself helps balance off the carb content so its helpful (by balance off I mean protein slows down the digestion of the carb so you dont spike and you stay more balanced…it helps to have protein grams and carb grams very close…course the stuff that tastes the best never is very close…typical lol)

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2009-12-18 21:07:24 -0600 Report

About six months after my husband and I were married, he developed Cancer, he was diagnosed as a D4, which means he should not be alive today, but he is! He really started to bulk up when he found out that he had cancer, and he got this protein powder at GNC, one is Protein Mass XXX, and the other is 100% Whey Protein. And, I don't know what this has to do with anything with regard to our diabetes, but I do know that my husband is Cancer free and still alive and healthy today. Who knows????

Harlen 2009-12-17 09:08:49 -0600 Report

I would not use it
with all the problems we have thats the one thing I know I dont need .
I have used these things when I was yung befor diabetes
but when you think of what they do to your bod its just not right for me but I am not a Doc It may not do to you or for you that it did for me.
Best wishes

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