Post-Lunch spikes / Psyllium study

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   Posted 1/3/2006 11:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Some of you newer members may not have had a chance to hear about the research study that I participated in at Michigan State University for the Kellogg company. I am offering this information as a help, not as a guarantee that it will solve all your problems and bring world peace.

I was recruited through the local newspaper to be part of a study for the Kellogg Cereal company at Michigan State University. They solicited type2 diabetics who were not on insulin. They had a very large group of us who reported to the university on 4 different dates and were given high carbohydrate breakfasts and lunches that included psyllium in the cereal as well as in the bread. We were also given psyllium and water to drink but it was super refined to look like Tang.

The food looked and tasted the same each visit. The control was that sometimes the psyllium was present in the cereal, the bread, the drink or not at all. We had an IV shunt placed in our wrist and blood was drawn fasting, before and after meals and again at 15 minute intervals throughout the day.

The results were overwhelmingly great for stablizing blood sugar peaks. The information has not been published because they are researching it's possible use in a 'diabetic healthy' breakfast cereal as well as a bread. We were told that using psyllium as part of our overall diet plan DID WORK as an excellent way to moderate serum glucose peaks and valleys. The researchers found that the psyllium worked on everyone to some degree. The people with higher fasting glucose levels were affected the most with the largest drop in post meal spikes.

This may be something you want to add to your regimen. The recommended amount of psyllium fiber used was one Tablespoon in a glass of water followed by another glass of water. Sugar free psyllium (laxative powder) is available at most drug stores. I purchase mine at Walgreens. Hope this helps.
~ Jeannie

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