A 41-year-old female asked:
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im diabetic can i go on a smoothie diet where i have one in the morning one for lunch then a healthy dinner with snacks in between?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Not w/o doc monitor: Smoothies tend to very high in simple sugars and low in fiber-bad combo for diabetic glucose control. Need to discuss with your doc; speak with a dietician as well for safer approaches.
Answered on Feb 1, 2014
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Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Would not advise.: It's always better to have your three regular healthy meals daily with smaller snacks in between. With diabetes, I would not substitute your breakfast for a smoothie that would get quickly absorbed and raise your blood sugar readings quickly.
Answered on Dec 11, 2015

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