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This technology is the first in the world to provide
information about your blood glucose. Basically, we use higher
mathematics to predict how nutrients are assimilated and consumed over
Note: The time course
predictions you get here are only estimates and, in diabetes, are not a substitute for self-monitoring of blood glucose. If convenient, the users may find it informative to actually test their blood glucose at
the times where the computations predict either a peak or a deep
valley in glucose bio-availability.
Rationale: Ultimately most of what we eat or drink
converts to blood glucose, the fuel of life. The average person has only about four grams of glucose in all the blood in his
(her) body. Because we only eat a few times a day, the glucose we need
to keep us going is supplied by
many overlapping cycles of food intake, blood glucose production, excess glucose storage, and finally
continuous glucose consumption in each and every cell.
The notoriously inadequate measures for nutritional intake, the calorie and carbohydrate counting methods,
cannot take into account this fundamental process. This leads to difficulties in controlling weight and, in diabetes, may cause inability to properly control
your blood glucose levels.
How does this type of information help?
By providing additional, prevention-oriented means to control your
metabolic status, you get to actually see how refined carbohydrates may
not be what you need sometimes, how smaller, more frequent meals are
better, or even how shifting the timing of a meal or exercise will
Here is an example of how our products can help you achieve a
better, healthier lifestyle...
If we look at the nutritional panel on a can of non-diet soft drink, it shows about 39 grams of sugar.
Sugars are of different kinds, some turning into blood glucose faster than others, but generally the time required for this conversion is of the order of minutes.
Because the non-diabetic body is blessed with an amazingly efficient metabolism,
it immediately adapts to the 1,000% excess in available glucose, without the glucose concentration in the blood ever going outside the normal limits.
Where did the excess go? It was stored, of course: all the excess glucose,
(when not "spent" through physical exercise and the body's basal energy
needs), will be met by excess insulin, eventually resulting in fat deposits.
Can we avoid the situation? Yes: if we
know when the available glucose is likely to exceed the needs of the body,
we can proactively prevent that from happening.