A bariatric patient recently asked if they could use UNJURY® Protein since they have diabetes. The answer is a resounding YES!
Another asked how UNJURY® Protein compares to the “glucose control” shakes. The short answer is Much Better! We looked at Glucerna shakes and here is the comparison[i]:
|Glucerna Rich Chocolate||UNJURY® Protein Chocolate Splendor|
|Calories||180||110 Much Better|
|Protein g||10||21 Much Better|
|Carbs||16||4 Much Better|
|Fat||9||0.5 MUCH Better|
The American Diabetes Association recommends the Diabetes Plate Method for meal planning, which says that ¼ of your plate, 3 times each day, should include lean protein that is low in fat1. UNJURY Protein clearly qualifies! Does Glucerna? With 16 g of carbohydrates and 9 grams of fat, with only 10 grams of protein. With Glucerna Rich Chocolate, only about 22% of the calories are from protein. UNJURY Protein is over 75% calories from protein.
We should note that Glucerna does have limited levels of some vitamins and minerals.
Lean protein provides steady energy and does not cause high spikes in blood sugar. In fact, protein helps keep blood sugars stable, and may help with sugar cravings.
High quality protein like the protein found in UNJURY® Protein meets the protein needs of diabetic patients perfectly, especially when they don’t have time to cook.
UNJURY® Protein is recommended by dietitians for their Type II Diabetes patients because of its quality, but also because patients tell them that it tastes great. UNJURY® Protein is very low in sugar and carbohydrates which makes it a great snack or meal for anyone who needs to manage their blood sugar closely.