I did my own test a while ago on the effects of Keto Chow on my own blood sugar levels, a customer (Hi Nick!) sent me an email today (he looked this post over before I published it):

I am diabetic, and I’ve been taking daily measurements of blood glucose.  The first week, my BG fell from around 150 to 107, and then as kind of a control I switched out one meal for ‘real food’ that I would have typically eaten and my BG rose throughout the week to a rather steep 180 on a night where I splurged a bit more than usual.  Toning it back down to only the shakes and I had a [measurement] of 104 the other evening.

Would the full graph be useful as public knowledge?  I have measurements for ‘first thing in the morning’ and then two hours after dinner time.

It’s not a cure for diabetes by any stretch, but, it has been helping me to manage my blood [glucose] and getting it into the 100 range reliably is only slightly high for a normal person, and in my opinion, very good for a diabetic.

I’ve attached an export from the app I’m using. […] There’s notes about various things and weight measurements on some of them.   The period 7/5 to 7/11 shows what my normal eating habits did to it, where as from 6/30 to 7/5 was all on keto chow with only the occasional snack and one day where I supplemented since I mixed up my numbers and prepared all 3 shakes for that day with an extremely low amount of … shake :P  7/12 to today shows my glucose recovering after only a few days of turning down on the normal food again.  Keto chow was at least two of my meals on every day throughout this two week period.

I’m expecting the next two weeks to be a little more insightful, as there is lots of deviation in this chart that shows what happens with a diabetic eating normal food, and then what happens when I’m only on the keto chow shakes.

If Nick decides to share the additional data I’ll post an update. So here is the data, first graphical and then the raw values and notes:

Levels graphed

DateTimeEventValueUnitsNotes
06/30/201506:38Out Of Bed138mg/dL224.6 lbs. Start ketochow
06/30/201509:54After Dinner120mg/dLSoylent and a few chocolate raisins
07/01/201506:25Out Of Bed149mg/dL224.4
07/01/201509:42After Dinner118mg/dL
07/02/201507:02Out Of Bed138mg/dL222
07/02/201510:43After Dinner110mg/dLmessed up shakes ate Jimmy John’s unwich instead
07/03/201508:48After Dinner118mg/dL
07/03/201510:06Out Of Bed107mg/dL220 lbs
07/04/201504:55Before Dinner105mg/dL
07/04/201506:01Out Of Bed136mg/dLHad 2 hotdogs as a late night snack
07/04/201510:17After Dinner126mg/dL
07/05/201509:46After Dinner142mg/dLate fries and double quarter pounder
07/05/201509:57Out Of Bed134mg/dL
07/06/201506:47Out Of Bed149mg/dL
07/06/201509:10After Dinner128mg/dL
07/07/201506:35Out Of Bed143mg/dL
07/07/201510:17After Dinner131mg/dLChicken and broccoli
07/08/201506:24Out Of Bed137mg/dL
07/08/201510:02After Dinner144mg/dL
07/09/201506:43Out Of Bed133mg/dLLarge steak for dinner last night
07/09/201510:34After Dinner148mg/dL
07/10/201507:16Out Of Bed144mg/dL
07/10/201509:58Before Bed153mg/dL
07/11/201509:27Out Of Bed155mg/dL
07/11/201511:27After Dinner184mg/dLate out at Chili’s  splurged on chips and salsa
07/12/201508:58Out Of Bed151mg/dL
07/12/201510:31After Dinner117mg/dL
07/13/201509:00Out Of Bed133mg/dL
07/13/201510:05After Dinner104mg/dL
07/14/201506:10Out Of Bed122mg/dL
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