Milk or Soya Milk

By benjimon Latest Reply 2012-05-06 03:39:29 -0500
Started 2010-03-25 14:11:19 -0500

Generally i get through two pints (1 litre) a day.
Some sites say milk is good for diabetes others say to avoid it.
Most sites say soya milk is good for diabetes.
Wondered what the consensus here is.

9 replies

jayabee52 2012-05-06 03:39:29 -0500 Report

I won't drink soymilk since due to it having in it a estrogen-like hormone. I have enough problems with keeping my Testesterone and my Androsterone up. So I won't drink it myself. Anther lady has told me on other discussions that it messes with her hormones as well.

Anyway due to my kidney problems I drink filtered water 99% of the time.

Lisa07 2010-10-16 19:29:54 -0500 Report

I love soy milk because there's alot of good vitamins. I prefered no sugar added with vanilla one is so good. You might want to try that. I think is really good for diabetes.

SkipT 2010-03-25 16:43:51 -0500 Report

You might want to try Almond milk. I get the unsweetened chocolate almond milk and sweeten it with stevia. It is one of my guilty pleasures.

GabbyPA 2010-03-25 15:05:15 -0500 Report

I found this chart on the Mayo Clinic web site. Check it out. Either way, it sounds like you will need to cut back on it, or at least count it into your carbs if you just can't live without it.

I know it gets to be a pain, but when you are unsure about a food that your really like and want to find out how it treats you, you will have to test. That is one of the best ways to know what your body is doing. So maybe one day drink your serving of milk with your breakfast and test every 30 min for 2 hours. Then the following day, at the same time and with the same foods, except exchange your milk for soy, repeat the testing. That will tell you a lot.

I personally am not a milk person. I was drinking soy for a while in my smoothies, but found that overweight women of my age should probably avoid I dropped it for now.

kdroberts 2010-03-25 14:54:52 -0500 Report

I rarely have milk, either variety. Essentially it's liquid sugar so raises my blood sugar a lot and quite quickly. Soy milk is similar for me but does have less carb in in it than regular milk. What does your glucose monitor tell you?

VinThomas 2010-10-15 23:49:14 -0500 Report

I pretty much gave up cold cereal cold turkey. I used to like raisin bran or granola. Now I miss it; im relegated to oatmeal (enjoy oatmeal too.) but is there a way I can once in a while enjoy my cold cereal again??? I usually would eat thei high-fiber stuff anyway.

Pynetree 2010-10-16 09:03:48 -0500 Report

Hey Vin…I started to have light yogurt and granola. Our local Trader Joes has a low fat, low sugar granola, am sure other stores do too. And my BG tests says my body reacts pretty well to it…no big spikes. Gave up the milk and cereal years ago because It was a big spike. At least that's what I do when I'm being good!LOL!