We are such a diverse community. And we always say Your Diabetes May Vary (YDMV). But for the first time research suggests that we all have a personal glucose response to foods and that may response may differ dramatically from person to person. Below is a chart showing the glucose response of two different people to cookies and bananas.
In the top, participant 44 had a glucose surge from bananas but a cookie with the same amount of calories was totally inert. Surprisingly participant 644 had the opposite effect. This study, which was reported in the journal Cell was unique in that it analyzed the microbiome of participants (gut bacteria) and found that the response to foods could be predicted with an algorithm based on the bacteria in your gut. The study also found that food response varied for an individual based on whether consumption was preceded by exercise or sleep.
So we are all different and yet we are still the same. What do you think about this result. Will you drop that carb counting book and develop your own personalize counting book?