A delicious meal or snack replacement to help manage blood sugar.*
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The number of different shakes on the market vary in protein, carbohydrate and calorie content; some shakes even contain fiber. A shake that is high in protein can help promote satiety, or the feeling of fullness.
It can also prevent blood sugar spikes by slowing the release of sugar into the blood, thus promoting a slow and steady rise in blood sugar. Fiber acts similarly to protein in this respect. Meal replacement shakes are portion controlled and therefore may be a very important tool for diabetics who aim to lose weight.
Energy balance is also a key factor in weight loss. The average meal replacement shake provides around calories of energy; it is not considered a low-calorie food item unless it is used as it should be, as a meal replacement. If the energy provided in one shake is not enough to sustain you, consume something solid, like fruits and vegetables, to promote satiety. However, in the case of hypoglycemia -- abnormally low blood sugar -- meal replacement shakes with an appropriate amount of carbohydrate are easily absorbed and can help normalize blood sugar levels.
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Out of the blue, my whole body will shake, severely, and I feel weak. The first time it happened, my blood sugar was 63, so I thought it was because of that; but, it has been happening every day now, whether or not my sugar is high.
The shaking would usually go away after 5 or 10 minutes, but today I am continuing to shake. The severity is down, but I am still shaking and feeling weak. Anyone feel like this with diabetes? Your reply violates WebMD's rules. The issue is highlighted in red. Please correct the issue, then click Submit. Post my content anonymously without my username Put this on my watchlist and alert me by email to new posts. Instead of assuming it has to do with your diabetes, or guessing about the cause, you really should see your doctor and see if you can get to the bottom of it.
I agree you should speak to you doctor about this. But, I will tell you that I had an Overactive Thyroid that caused tremors. Might be a good idea to get your thyroid tested.
The best advice is to see your doctor and eliminate your body! If He or she can find nothing like Thyroid problems or anemia you need to look at combinations of foods and or medications or supplements!