Hi, I had a fasting BG of 152 this morning and had a Glucerna shake (the ones that say “for people with diabetes” LOL). In 90 minutes my BG was 255. Has anyone had any experience with these so called diabetic shakes/foods?
No the discount coupons were invalid in Canada. Try costco whey protein it is much more diabetic friendly.
I have lived a lifetime with the big D and I learned quite a while ago that because something says it’s good for people with D, that’s the time to back off. Although you’e new to Diabetes you have an education ahead of you regarding products that are not for you. There is tons of info on the net and in books regarding what’s raises our bs. Ask your endo to refer you to a nutritionist.
yes, Abotu the same. I dont know why they are for diabetics, but someone here will know. My guess is they have fructose as the sweetener which may cause delayed absorption. SOmeone will be able to tell us exactly what the gig is. My sense is either cover or stay away.
These types of products really tick me off. Junk food marketed to diabetics. There’s not much protein–10 grams protein & 27 carbs for 8 oz… It’s basically water & flavoring with vitamins & some minerals tossed in. Lots of sweetener, too. Maltodextrin is the second ingredient after water & it’s got fructose also. Contains sucromalt, which allegedly is a low GI sweetener made from sucrose & maltose. Some nutritional supplement:)
Agree with Betty, stay away from most of the junk that professes to be diabetes friendly. Just marketing to make bucks. Save your money & your health.
Not surprising this would raise BG, despite their ads to the contrary.
Glucerna Shake — Creamy Chocolate Delight
WATER, CORN MALTODEXTRIN, SODIUM AND CALCIUM CASEINATES, SUCROMALT, GLYCERINE, ENOVA OIL™ (DIACYGLYCEROL OIL), SOY PROTEIN ISOLATE, COCOA POWDER (PROCESS WITH ALKAL), FRUCTOSE, LESS THAN 1% OF: CANOLA OIL, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, PLANT STEROL ESTERS, CALCIUM PHOSPHATE, HIGH OLEIC SAFFLOWER OIL, MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE, SODIUM CITRATE, SOY LECITHIN, POTASSIUM CITRATE, MAGNESIUM PHOSPHATE, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE, POTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, CHOLINE CHLORIDE, ASCORBIC ACID, CARRAGEENAN, ACESULFAME POTASSIUM, FERROUS SULFATE, dI-ALPHA-TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, ZINC SULFATE, SUCRALOSE, NIACINAMIDE, CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE, CHROMIUM PICOLINATE, MANGANESE SULFATE, CUPRIC SULFATE, VITAMIN A PALMITATE, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE, THIAMINE CHLORIDE HYDROCHLORIDE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID, BIOTIN, SODIUM MOLYBDATE, POTASSIUM IODIDE, SODIUM SELENATE, PHYLLOQUINONE, VITAMIN D3, AND CYANOCOBALAMIN.
CONTAINS MILK AND SOY INGREDIENTS; GLUTEN- AND LACTOSE-FREE
I have found that “diabetic friendly” foods have alot of the ingredients like Gerri showed on the Glucerna Shake. Lots of hidden sugars and carbs.
Eating raw and unprocessed foods that you fix yourself as best.
OMG, makes me really glad I’ve never bought any!