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Diabetic. Can I take protein powder? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Jun-2013
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User:Hi.. Doctor.. I am XXXXXX
Doctor:Please go ahead with your query
User:My query is - I am diabetic, but since last 1 year I am doing exercise and proper dedication. hence my diabetese is under control... I want to know if I can start intaking protein powder...?
Doctor:Protein powder for what? Do you mean exercise?
Doctor:Yes you can take but you should check how many calories each serving of that protein powder contains
User:I am a vegeterian.. so i feel my diet don't provide enough protein for muscle cells
Doctor:Some contain large calories
Doctor:Some mix carbohydrate as well so please be cautious
Doctor:So your intake should depend on the calories
Doctor:I am not sure how many calorie your protein drink contains
User:so what is the ideal recommentation and which brand protein I should consume..
Doctor:so it is good to carry that to the doctor during your next visit
Doctor:Ideal recommendations depends on the constituents
Doctor:Use of protein powder is not medicinal in nature so we do not prescribe it. It is just a supplement
Doctor:so we are not aware of the brands and the right constitution of the powder
Doctor:to recommend any
Doctor:However you can try NUTRILITE, one scoop, two times a day in a glass of water
User:ok.... thanks.. for the diet/weight related query .. I can ask you or the diatecian..?
Doctor:For dietitics you can post to a Dietitian
Doctor:You can request a call from Dietitian
User:ok... thanks.. Doctor..
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:Bye for now
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