This entry is part 68 of 204 in the series Ketogenic Diet

On on /r/keto /u/rhoymand has done a series on testing his blood sugar response to various foods (here is one on a Quest Bar). I’ve been curious what effect Keto Chow has on blood so I got a glucose meter (cheap as free!) and some test strips (holy cow, these are expensive!). Today I did a test of blood glucose levels, sampling every 15 minutes from 08:45 to 14:00 (aka 22 holes in my fingers). During this time I drank a breakfast and then a lunch bottle of Keto Chow. I had intended to start this fasting but forgot and ate some beef jerky around 8. Doesn’t seem to have had an effect on the results but I’ll probably run this again in a month or so. Here’s the result:

Red lines are when I drank a blender bottle full of Keto Chow.

Red lines are when I drank a blender bottle full of Keto Chow.

The last few times I’ve had my blood checked by a lab I’ve been 79-87 mg/dL glucose while fasting. Anyhow that’s a pretty negligible change. At least in my n=1 test it looks like Keto Chow doesn’t have an appreciable effect on blood glucose levels. In case you want it, here is the raw data:

TimeGlucose levelnote
08:4596
09:0089
09:1586
09:3086Drank Vanilla Keto Chow at 09:40
09:4595
10:0094
10:15105
10:3088
10:4591
11:0092
11:15105
11:30101
11:4596Drank Rich Chocolate Keto Chow at 11:52
12:0088
12:1597
12:3092
12:4590
13:0098
13:1591
13:30104
13:4587
14:0097
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