Immunocal contains 0 grams of carbohydrates and 0 grams of sugar. So, it is the drink that is used for mixing Immunocal that matters for diabetic patients.
They should not use Immunocal with any of the juices (neither orange, apple, nor grape juices) to avoid increases in sugar levels in blood or urine. These juices add 8 to 10 full teaspoons of sugar daily if Immunocal is taken twice a day in 6 oz. of liquid (12 oz. total).
Diabetics should mix Immunocal with:
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*Tart cherries have low glycemic index score of 54, producing only mild blood sugar rise. Concentrated tart cherry juice reconstituted in water may be used in moderate amounts by diabetic patients and may be of benefit to them due to high content of natural melatonin, anthocyanins and other phenolic compounds. Check out The Cherry Nutrition Report (page 8) for more information on tart cherries and diabetes.