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can you please tell me the implications for a diabetic taking a normal protein shake?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
AVOID IT: There is no reason for anyone to take a protein shake, much less someone with diabetes. You get more than enough protein from your diet. Why would you need a "shake"? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Good is better for you and less expensive.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

Healthy protein shake ok as breakfast and dinner replacement?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Sure : Just make sure you have a well balanced diet and are consuming a reasonable amount of calories. You may to increase fiber intake at other meals.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What can happen when a diabetic consumes a normal protein shake?

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Dr. Emmanuel Quaye
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Watch blood sugar: Are you having a shake as a meal replacement or in addition to your meals? I generally do not recommend the commercial shakes that come in cans. Often they have things in them that noone needs. You can get protein powder and make your own shake. It is good if it is meal replacement.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How long before i can drink protein shake if i'm a beginner in gym?

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Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Anytime: You just need to be mindful thatbdrinkingnshakes without exercising could lead to weight gain. Combining protein supplements with healthy eating is a winning combination.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Is it ok to have a protein shake for breakfast?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Yes, absolutely!: High protein staves off hunger, prevents hypoglycemia, prevents muscle breakdown, and is low calorie! salute!
A 43-year-old member asked:

When should I drink my protein shake, before or after?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
After!: Hydrate first. Absorption of any nutritent is slowed by exercise. Enjoy your protein shake one hour after exercise!

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