I recently bought a couple bottles (2g net carbs) and cans (2g carbs) of Pure Protein shakes from Trader Joes. It’s pretty thick and best to thin it out with a bit of water or milk. They taste pretty good though and Coral definitely approved. It’s also a healthier alternative to Wahoo or Hershey’s syrup.
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When her BG began to trend downwards from 99mg/dL (milligrams per deciliter) , I gave her 4oz of the bottle mixed with 3oz @fairlife
milk (total carbs = 6g, 10g protein). She spiked a little and I had to bolus her a few times overnight. At least I didn’t have to wake her to drink some juice to treat a low BG. We’ll see how tonight goes when we try the shake again.
Fellow Instagram T1d Tip: Also check out Hood Calorie Countdown milk (3g carbs per cup). Sold at Albertson’s in California. For other retailers in your area, click here.
Everyday is an experiment. Everyday is a gift. Mothers of children with diseases know that all too well. We need no reminders to see the positives in our lives because we’re always with them.
BOTTOM LINE: High protein and fiber will keep a Type 1 diabetics BG levels steady overnight. Anticipate a spike in BG within about an hour after drinking a high protein shake especially when mixed with milk. The slow raise in BG is due to the fat content in milk, which delays the breakdown of lactose your body uses for energy. Too much protein and no carbs will cause your body to burn fat instead of sugary carbs for energy, which also raises BG. Kind of like when you eat eggs and no starches (aka carbs) with breakfast.
Hope you all have a good glucose night!
Sources: “Milk and Diabetes.” Diabetes.co.uk and “Can Milk Raise Glucose Levels?” Livestrong.com
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