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fignewton212
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   Posted 4/16/2018 3:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Confused. Is one better then the other. Whey, Egg, Casein, Soy, Pea, and so on. I've been doing Love and Peas: https://www.naturessunshine.com/us/product/love-and-peas-sugar-free-15-servings/3087/ for 2 weeks as a meal replacement for breakfast and lunch and my sugars are still elevated. Trying to get my sugar under control. A1C 9.3.... Ouch. On once a day 50 units Tresiba at night.

Lanie G
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   Posted 4/16/2018 4:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, yes, that 9.3 A1c is way too high! I'm not familiar with this product but it says it has 9 gr. carbs for the two scoops a serving. Normally you would think that 9 gr. is not too high but there may be other factors. What are you mixing it with?

And I wondering why you prefer this to regular, fresh food? What kind of food are you eating besides this protein shake stuff?
Lanie

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fignewton212
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   Posted 4/16/2018 5:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Mixing it with just water. Taste pretty good just like that. I prefer the meal replacement because its easier for me. I will have dinner, which is not bad at all. Tonight I had sweet potato tacos with mushrooms, without the tacos. I will test my sugar 2hr after and it will be elevated.

Lanie G
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   Posted 4/16/2018 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok, first please read both the stickies at the top of the Diabetes Forum and be sure you click on the link in my signature and read through the website about blood sugar. Obviously your blood sugar is much too high and it must be from the food you're eating.

Root vegetables like yams, sweet potatoes, carrots, potatoes, etc. are high in carbs and they will raise your blood sugar. If you stick to vegetables like: bell peppers, mushrooms, zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, broccoli, cauliflower, radishes, all leafy greens (lettuces and spinach, for example), green beans, asparagus, you would be better off. All kinds of regular meat and fish are good. Nuts, peanuts, cheese, celery, hard-boiled eggs are good snack foods. Chicken or tuna salad made with some regular mayo and chopped walnuts or almonds wrapped up in lettuce leaves can be very filling.

The thing is you have to be prepared and have this food in the fridge. I really can't comment on the protein drink you're using but if your blood sugar is still high, something needs to change.

Are you able to get some kind of exercise in on a regular basis?
Lanie

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/

Chaul22
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   Posted 4/19/2018 5:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm trying to avoid meal replacements. I also hesitate taking enough protein because of my blood pressure medication. Either way, I am trying to eat according to some kind of natural low-fat diet where instead of shakes or protein bars, I'm getting the protein by eating turkey, chicken, fish, eggs, cheese, nuts, etc.

Not that I'm reaching anywhere close to target A1C yet though. I'm somewhere around 8-9 but my blood glucose swings low because of increased exercise and then I'm taking extra glucose to get the BGL back up again. Frustrating. Anyways, I'm not directly connecting protein to blood glucose in my head, so if my blood glucose was high, I would suspect it's because I have eaten too many potatoes, pasta or bread... or I got some sugar from a food that I didn't expect to get it from. They put sugar into bread in some countries and I didn't know.

Lanie G
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   Posted 4/20/2018 3:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Personally, I believe that whole, natural food is better for us on a daily basis, not prepared meals or food in boxes. And there are so many frozen meals here, too, that you could probably eat a different meal each day for a month. I understand that for some people these ready-meals are convenient and time savers but the problem is with the ingredients. Looking at them listed on the boxes you'll see all sorts of fillers, taste enhancers, preservatives, sugar and salt. So, in order to avoid a lot of unnecessary additives, I suggest staying with unadulterated, fresh food. However, I do keep several bags of frozen vegetables in the freezer like broccoli, cauliflower, green beans and spinach but these are just vegetables with nothing else.

I used to bake bread years ago (before diabetes) and I can tell you that sugar makes yeast rise faster and that might be one reason to add sugar to bread aside from taste. And that's regular bread, not sweet rolls. Sweet dough used for dessert-type breads and rolls have sugar and maybe honey along with butter to soften the dough. So, all this plus the flour will raise our blood sugar extremely high. skull
Lanie

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/
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