Of the previous studies I've done, the most informative and useful for me was measuring the effect of different macronutrients and low-carb ingredients.
I was especially fascinated, and disturbed, by the huge variation in blood glucose impact of fibers that are listed identically on nutrition labels. This makes me extremely suspicious of the so-called "net carb" count listed on most low-carb food. I suspect that there's a wide variation in actual blood glucose impact for foods with similar nutrition labels.
To follow up on that, I'm going to test the effects of popular dietary supplements and low-carb foods to see if claims about them really hold up. For low-carb foods, I'm going to focus on the ones that I like or that are recommended by commenters here or on Reddit. For supplements, to avoid wasting a lot of time chasing after BS fads, I'm going to focus on those that are either reasonably supported in the academic literature or otherwise appear to have solid data backing them up.
Lastly, it's widely believed that the relative blood sugar impact of foods varies from person-to-person. If you're interested in helping me to quantify that, let me know in the comments or send a via the contact form or to quantifieddiabetes_at_gmail.com.
- Glucose re-test:
- Low-carb foods:
- Ketochow: Reported
- Carbquick: Complete
- Tortilla: Complete
- Bread: In progress
- Snack bars: In queue
- Ice cream: In queue
- Vinegar: In queue
- MSG: Reported
Since this is going to be an on-going exploration, rather than wait for complete sets of data (which could take a long time), I'm going to post each weeks worth of data as I collect it in the hopes of soliciting feedback to guide later experiments.
As always, if you have any comments, suggestions, ideas for new experiments, or want to participate, please let me know in the comments or send a PM via the contact form or to quantifieddiabetes_at_gmail.com.