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No carb drink.

Discussion in 'Type 2 with Insulin' started by [email protected], Mar 3, 2016.

  1. revive@2

    [email protected] Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I received my balance mag today it is brilliant BUT it has an advert ???
    were can buy this drink instesd of eating for one meal ????
    and loose weight ??
    is this allowed cos contain no carb ??
    is it safe for tablet +insulin control ??
    my hubby says must be if they advertise it ??
    any one got any views ???
    [email protected] thank you
     
  2. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    If it contains no carbs and your on insulin then you shouldn't use it as a meal replacement, you need carbs to match the insulin that you inject.
     
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  3. revive@2

    [email protected] Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    well thank you I thought that but advert was in balance dib folk fav mag ??so thought they wouldn't advertise even if good money unless it ok???get bit confuseing all this thank you [email protected]
     
  4. noblehead

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    Is it the Almased meal replacement drink on page 25 of the Balance magazine?

    It looks like the advert is aimed at type 2's like yourself but obviously your on insulin so you have to be careful, if you look in the bottom left-hand corner of the advert there's a box that says Helpful Advice in which it says to consult a HCP before starting on any weight loss programme such as Almased.
     
  5. lizbet9

    lizbet9 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm type 2 on insulin and was told that if I had a carb free meal I didn't need to use my novo rapid insulin for that meal x
     
  6. Brunneria

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    Almased has 15-16g carbs a serving.
    of which 10-12 g is sugars.
    Honey is the second largest ingredient.
    Interestingly, I looked at several different sources for the nutritional info, and the listed carbs varied quite a bit, so I would take it with a pinch of salt.

    I have tried Almased, and I found it to be the best of any meal replacement drink I have had. I found that it was pleasant, filling, and did not spike my blood glucose.

    Most of those meal replacement shakes are around 25g carbs a serving, though they can vary a lot, so it is definitely lower in comparison. But you can make it up with milk, which adds more carbs.
     
    #6 Brunneria, Apr 21, 2016 at 11:32 PM
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    The OP( [email protected]) is on twice daily mixed insulin doses.
     
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