i am a type 2 diabetic and take metaphormin &also medicine for high blood pressure and high cholesterol.I am now eating healthy but losing weight real slow&now starting to work out.I wanted to know if i take equate weight loss shakes meal replacement would this hurt my sugar? would it benefit me? and when should i test my sugar after drinking one to make sure it won't spike my sugar? i don't want to take anything that could make my sugar worse i just want to lose weight &beat diabetis.Thank you
Meal replacement drinks will not harm your diabetes; in fact,, some are specifically designed for people with diabetes and they can be very helpful for people trying to lose weight. To make sure the drink you buy is designed for diabetes, look on the label and make sure the drink is less than 200 calories and that the carb content is less than 16 grams of carb per serving. You can try replacing one of your meals with a meal replacement and see how you do. The fact that you are losing weight slowly is a good sign. People attempting weight loss should aim to lose only 1 to 2 pounds per week. If you are doing this, then you are right on target.