I've got my medication re-tuned and my blood sugar is much more stable, so I can start doing more interesting experiments.
Measuring the effect of different macronutrients and low-carb ingredients was really informative. In particular, I'm both fascinated and very disturbed at the huge variation in blood glucose impact of fibers that are listed identically on nutrition labels.
I'd like to continue these kind of experiments, but they were very time consuming and the frequent extended fasts were disruptive to my normal routine. To get around that, I'm going to focus on foods & supplements where I'm looking for relatively binary outcomes (i.e. large effects) and therefore can accept the larger uncertainty associated with not fasting and lower numbers of replicates.
With all that, my plan is to test the effects of popular dietary supplements and low-carb foods to see if claims about them really hold up. To avoid wasting a lot of time chasing after BS fads, I'm going to focus on supplements & foods 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:
- Fasting re-test
- Low-carb foods:
- Ketochow: Started 9/26
|Figure 1. Change in blood glucose vs. time for glucose (blue), whey protein (orange), and Ketochow (brown).|