My mom is 56 years old and she has diabetes. Lately she has started skipping meals and has been complaining of weakness (obviously). Now, the food that she does eat, isn't very nutritious. She does not eat much meat either, so her diet is also lacking in protein. Her arms have become rather skinny, but they still have a lot of fat in them. I was thinking of purchasing a protein powder to supplement her diet and enhance her (deteriorating) physical state. Specifically, I was looking at "LG Sciences Lipotropic Protein," as it has 0% carbs, no sugar, no cholesterol and zero calories (or so it says).
Is this a good choice? Is there a better substitute?
Are there any ill side-effects that I should be concerned about?
Thread: Protein powder for a diabetic..?
02-13-2011, 10:59 PM #1
Protein powder for a diabetic..?
02-14-2011, 12:12 AM #2
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To simply answer your question: The one you picked sounds fine and it shouldn't be an issue.
Disclaimer: I'm not a physician (yet) or endocrinologist. Another source for your information wouldn't be a bad idea (I'm sure there are diabetic forums on the net somewhere).I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor. -- Thoreau
02-14-2011, 12:31 AM #3
02-14-2011, 05:57 PM #4
Some proteins powders that go to great lengths to get zero carbs taste terrible to me. I like Optimum Nutrition Natural Whey Chocolate. They have a modest amount of carbs and a good amount of protein. Your mom could test herself before and after consuming it to see how her body handles the mix.
02-14-2011, 07:30 PM #5
Here's are the nutritional values:
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 145 **
Calories From Fat 0 **
Total Fat 1g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 26g 51%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Potassium 100mg 3%
"Optimum Natural Whey" has 10% cholesterol and 5g carbs. So, I think I'm just going to order it and see what happens. Hopefully she won't have any issues with it.
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02-15-2011, 11:50 AM #13
Protein is what's missing from her diet, but she does not exercise, she can't actually as she gets injured easily. So I need a type of protein powder that will help in burning fat and build muscle with minimal workout. Her workout will consist of basically walking and lifting of 2,1/2 pound weights.
What product do you use, and do you also workout?
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