Your personalized protein powder should not have a significant impact on your diabetes. The organic brown rice protein we offer is the isolated protein found in brown rice, with much of the carbohydrate content extracted. Almost all of our personalized protein powder blends are low in carbohydrates and high in protein. I suggest treating your protein powder the same way you would any other lean protein food, such as chicken, turkey, or egg whites.
As with the rest of your meals and snacks in your diabetic eating plan, we suggest including protein rich foods with other food group items that also include carbohydrates and fats, to keep your blood glucose stabilized. Carbohydrates are the main nutrient that will impact your blood sugar level. If you count carbohydrates, simply include the small amount in your protein powder into your total, or count it as a "free food". Free foods are generally non-starchy vegetables or protein foods that have less than 5 grams of carbohydrates per serving. Keep in mind though that any food or macronutrient (fat, carbs, or protein) can be turned into glucose, having an effect on blood sugars.
If you want to have a detailed discussion about the interplay between your nutrition and diabetes, reach out to your Registered Dietitian by logging into Gainful.com and navigating to the "My Dietitian" tab.
We always recommend consulting with your physician before starting any new dietary supplement, especially if you have any pre-existing medical conditions or are taking medication.
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