- Resistant starch has been shown in studies to help people manage their diabetes.
- Resistant starch has been shown through anecdotes to help manage diabetes.
** Note: Resistant starch is a fiber. A fiber that is resistant to digestion. Naming it ‘resistant fiber’ would have eliminated much confusion… but we are here so let’s deal with it. :)
Bob’s Red Mill Potato Starch (pictured above) is my favorite resistant starch. I have found it locally but for a long time Amazon was my only source. I included an Amazon link with the picture.
Resistant Starch and Diabetes Experiment
Potato Starch is a resistant starch, they are not ‘starches’ but fiber, fiber resistant to digestion. Read the posts mentioned above if you are confused or don’t know about resistant starch.
I continue to experiment with Resistant Starch. Part of the ‘set up’ for the experiment was a recording of my Blood Sugar for 30 Days, pre-Resistant Starch. I averaged a little over 80 mg/dl for the 30 day period.
Now begins the recording of 30 days since Resistant Starch (RS) and comparing the two. Keep in mind, before I began recording ‘with resistant starch’, I had already been taking (4) TBS of RS for 28 days. It’s generally recommended to take it for 2-4 weeks, I played it safe by waiting 4 weeks.
My Results Through Day 7
The Blue Line in the picture below, is the overnight fasting blood sugar number before Resistant Starch.
The Red Line is the overnight fasting blood sugar number with Resistant Starch.
As you can see the chart favors the first 7 days of Resistant Starch … so far. :)
a) Out of 7 days, the RS numbers were lower except for two days. One was a tie and one was higher.
b) Notice the ‘flatter’ chart of the RS line, all the numbers are between 70-80. My body seems to really like this range.
c) Day 5, I actually had a 74 mg/dl reading … that’s the DAY AFTER a “Big Ole Potato Test“, where I shaved off 100 pts after eating a large potato.
Below is a look at the raw numbers. (Note: You can view the actual spreadsheet anytime. (Click Here)
Seven Days in a ROW!!!! … of sub 80 mg/dl. I can dig it!
And almost a 4 pt difference per day … it’s early, but the heat is ON! ;)
If you are new to Resistant Starch here are a few resources.
That’s it! I’ll continue posting BG for next 23 days and I’ll continue to do experiments with highER carb foods.
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