Posted 2/8/2011 2:34 PM (GMT -6)
Try Alpha ENF. Can be mixed with water, fruit juice, tomato juice, etc. We even like it in vegetable soup (makes the broth really rich & flavorful). It is completely free from all food proteins, so should be safe. I've used this meal replacement drink mix for years without any problems, and so has my highly food-allergic husband. See http://www.alphanutrition.com/ for more info. (I have no financial connections with this website or company, am simply a satisfied customer).
No, not all vitamin supplements are gluten-free. However, I think Costco's multivitamin is...but always check the label, and if it does not specifically say free of gluten, and does not have any suspicious ingredients (such as starch), then call the manufacturer and ask them.
I don't know about the glucose tablets - check the label, and call the manufacturer to make sure.
Blood sugar can be stabilized with the following protocol:
Don't skip meals.
Eat a protein-containing snack every 2 hours between meals (nuts, yogurt, etc.)
Avoid high glycemic index foods (sugar) when possible because these foods de-stabilize blood sugar levels and chronic intake of large amounts of these foods can ulitmately lead to Type 2 Diabetes in genetically predisposed individuals. If you want to eat something with a lot of sugar in it, eat it with something that is high in fiber (nuts/seeds, etc.) and also something that has protein and fat with it to slow down the digestion and reduce the impact on blood sugar levels.
Chromium, Cinnamon, Alpha Lipoic Acid - supplements that can help to regulate and stabilize blood sugar levels.
Only use the glucose tablets if you are in an acute hypoglycemic state (i.e., shaking, weak, nauseated, sweaty, headachy, etc.) ...otherwise, it is better/healthier to eat a raw apple with some peanut/almond butter or something like that...
I hope this helps...take care,