Is your soy shake's sugar content safe to drink for diabetics?
The *sugar content* of my SuperSoy and Phytochemical Shake is a combination of both simple and complex carbohydrates from the whole foods comprising the shake such as the fruits and juice, carrots, soy milk, tofu, wheat bran, wheat germ, and flax seeds.
There is absolutely no *added sugar*. There is every reason to try to include all of these foods within a meal pattern for people with diabetes. The most up to date way of helping people with diabetes develop a consistent eating pattern is for a Registered Dietitian to determine for you how many grams of carbohydrate are an appropriate level to eat on a daily basis and then to also show you the number of grams to consume per meal and snacks to keep your blood sugar content as stable as possible and also achieve your weight control goals (whether you need to lose, gain, or maintain your weight).
I would strongly suggest that you ask for an appointment with the Registered Dietitian at your local cancer center, hospital, or in private practice for individualized counseling sessions during which she will develop a lifestyle approach for your diabetes management that takes all of your health risks into consideration.
She will be able to consult with all of your physicians, continue to assess your nutritional requirements as you make progress toward your goals, and motivate and encourage you along the way as you recover from your cancer. (Dietitians in private practice can be found on the web site for The American Dietetic Association at www.eatright.org).
Best wishes and good health to you!
faq posted 8/00
These questions and answers are intended to be of a general informative nature. Please consult with the Registered Dietitian in your cancer center or your health care provider for nutritional advice that can be individualized to your specific medical condition.
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