This blog continues from my last post, My Latest GC Control Update
I stated in my Saturday post that I would continue this experiment today and that I would test the FiberWise further. My FiberWise test starts with my War On Diabetes blog.
I had the same breakfast today as I’d eaten that day, (two cups of Wheaties.) There were no cookies though, <sob> so that’s all I ate.
My fasting sugar this morning was 97, so better than the 106 I recorded on Saturday. As soon as I’d finished my breakfast I drank the FiberWise. One hour later my sugar was 219. The same as on Saturday. I guess if Im going to go on eating cereal I have to accept my sugar is going to have that initial surge. It seems like nothing will stop that. Most of the diabetes advice I’ve read or been told state that it’s not worth testing until two hours after eating anyway. I’ve also heard that diabetics should aim for sugar levels under 180 at the two hour mark. If anyone has heard different, feel free to let me know. I’ll always welcome any feedback.
So my sugar two hours after eating breakfast was 160. That shows the FiberWise is doing something, as I usually start testing two hours after eating and my sugar was almost always in the 200 range. That’s three times now that my sugar has been well below 200 at the two hour mark, although to be fair, on Saturday I had the Attain shake one hour after eating. But there does seem to be some consistency there.
What I’m hoping is coming through with these blogs is the amazing consistency of the Attain shakes. They have never failed to lower my sugar levels. Sometimes the drop is good and sometimes it’s spectacular.
I guess for one way to look at these two products, Attain GC Control and FiberWise, I could use a sports analogy. The Attain shakes are like the flashy goal scorer, (yes, I like soccer, or rather football to any European readers) the one who grabs all the headlines and wins you the game. Meanwhile the FiberWise just quietly gets on with its game, that quiet dependable player who gets the tackles in and just keeps the opposition at bay. He may not win you the game, but you’d miss him if he wasn’t on the team. Together they make a winning combination. Okay, that’s enough sports analogies!
I prefer to do these experiments in the morning because there’s the greatest chance of consistency. You wake up empty. You can test your fasting sugar to see where you’re starting from. I start with a bowl of Wheaties more often than not. But obviously as the day goes into night you’re going to eat different foods that will affect your blood sugar differently. For instance, pizza and pasta will not only raise your sugar levels, but they will keep it high for a few hours after. Especially pizza. So the morning represents the best time to conduct these sort of experiments as you’re pretty much starting the same.
I want to repeat for the benefit of anyone reading this who hasn’t read any of my other blogs: I’m not claiming these products offer any “miracle cure”. But it’s becoming increasingly clear that they can be used as a valuable tool in helping to control diabetes. Before I started taking the Attain shakes some three months or so ago, my fasting sugar was consistently in the 120’s. My sugar used to be in the 200’s after eating and would stay high. The only thing that would bring it down was vigorous activity, like a brisk walk. The trouble was it would start to slowly creep back up an hour or two later.
Now the GC Control shake not only brings my sugar back down fast, I’ve noticed it stays in the normal range. My fasting sugar is much better.
Disclaimer: While GC Control lowered my sugar when it was high, it didn’t help with my A1C. The reason I am off Metformin is because I concentrated on weight loss and on running. It is those life changes that helped me get my sugar under the control it is today. If you decide to give GC Control a try I strongly recommend you keep taking any medication you are on and consult closely with your doctor. I would also advise you to keep testing your sugar as you try this product to see what affect it is having on your sugar.
Thank you for reading!