Is Metamucil good/bad for type 2 ?

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Is Metamucil good/bad for type 2 ?

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Old 03-05-2019, 02:00   #1
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Default Is Metamucil good/bad for type 2 ?

I have been using this 3 times a day for years now

It is supposed to be good for blood and is a fiber product

It says " total Carbohydrate" 5g, no sugar

Is that good or bad ?


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Metamucil is a laxative. It's kind of independent of Type 2 diabetes in that it doesn't affect blood glucose or insulin levels directly. When I looked up the carbohydrate information on it, I found that most of those 5 grams of carbs is fiber, so there really are very few grams of effective carbs in it. Multiply by three times a day and you're taking in about 6 grams of carbs a day with your Metamucil.

Right now that should not be an issue for you (so, not bad). As you continue to look at how carbohydrate intake affects your blood glucose, you may decide to lower your carb intake a lot, in which case 6 grams might be a significant portion of carbs you'd rather spend on something else. There are alternative laxatives that don't have so many carbs. But I'd consider that a minor issue right now.

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