This week I am 20 weeks pregnant (with twin boys)…. and still haven’t gained a single pound. So my dr suggested I “drink my calories” if I have to. He suggested Ensure, but I looked at those and they have 50-60 carbs PER shake! And they’re only 8ish oz bottles. That’s a lot of carbs (which equates to a lot of insulin).. Yes, I will do whatever necessary to make my babies grow … but surely there has to be an alternative?
At my Endo appointment this week, I asked him about it and he suggested Glucerna. It’ll still have 200 calories per bottle, but only 27 carbs. MUCH better. So my very thoughtful hubby bought some for me last night while he was at the store. I brought one to work today to try …
It says on the bottle “Delicious shake designed for people with diabetes”. And below that “To help minimize blood sugar spikes”.
How does it minimize blood sugar spikes? And are there certain times of the day that you should drink it in order to minimize said spikes? Not sure if that’s a marketing ploy or what …. but I’m willing to give it a shot if it can add some calories to my diet (something you never hear a woman say!)