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tinajohnson1966
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Registered on: ‎09-23-2012

almased?

Anyone ever tried this stuff? I see it advertised and think it might be useful in the morning for meals ... but its expensive so would like feedback b4 trying it.
Diagnosed 5/5/12. Metformin ER 1500 daily - a1c at diagnosis 9. Now 5.8 ...working hard to keep it
alan_s
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Re: almased?

I had not heard of it.

 

But the FDA has: 

 

Almased USA, Inc. 1/18/12 (click on that to read the details).

   

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Cheers, Alan, Type 2, d&e metformin 2000mg, Australia.
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tinajohnson1966
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Registered on: ‎09-23-2012

Re: almased?

I'm not too worried about the FDA .... sounds like they are blowing smoke as usual. I don't tend to trust agencies much lol.... does anyone know if it actually tastes good?
Diagnosed 5/5/12. Metformin ER 1500 daily - a1c at diagnosis 9. Now 5.8 ...working hard to keep it
alan_s
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Re: almased?

I'll stay out of the debate about your FDA for the moment, apart from noting that I believe they do far more good than harm.

 

Have you considered cheaper and more natural foods for the morning? For example: BreakfastsHowever, as you appear ready to try almased I searched for some of the scientific support they claim on their web-page.

 

Here it is: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Cancer – a Nutrition-oriented Intervention Study

 

I always read this section of a study first: 

Conflict-of-interest


KSZ is has a consultant voting member of the scientific advisory board of the Almased-Group. KSZ has no stock or proftsharing in these companies.

 

I found the discussion section quite interesting. I agree with their basic premise that appropriate nutrition can be a primary aid to improving blood glucose management. As a diabetic with leukaemia I have also been aware of the link between cancer and uncontrolled blood glucose levels, but that interesting discussion wasn't directly relevant to the study and its results.

 

I am a skeptic for products of this type. That does not necessarily mean it may not work, but I achieved almost exactly the same A1c reduction and a better FBG reduction over a shorter period after diagnosis using my own diet and Test, Review, Adjust. Just as important, I deliberately chose a way of eating I could continue for the rest of my life and I've maintained that control for a decade. That is a long time to be buying an expensive dietary supplement.

Cheers, Alan, Type 2, d&e metformin 2000mg, Australia.
Everything in Moderation - Except Laughter.
There is nothing I could eat I like more than my eyes.
Type 2 Diabetes - A Personal Journey (latest: It Must Be OK - It's Sugar-Free! Wrong!)
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tinajohnson1966
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Re: almased?

While I respect your opinion.... I also know that I tend to lose quite a bit of weight when I use meal replacement shakes in the morning so I am just trying to get opinions of someone who has tried these. While I do have time on the weekend to sit and have breakfast.... my weekday mornings don't offer the option. I do occasionally eat eggs but have yet to find a bread or tortilla that works for me to carry them in... and it is hard to eat eggs on the run. I can't hardboil them unfortunately.... the unpleasant after effects are not an option when working in a cubicle. I will continue trying different shake options... just was researching this one
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Re: almased?



tinajohnson1966 wrote:
While I respect your opinion.... I also know that I tend to lose quite a bit of weight when I use meal replacement shakes in the morning so I am just trying to get opinions of someone who has tried these. While I do have time on the weekend to sit and have breakfast.... my weekday mornings don't offer the option. I do occasionally eat eggs but have yet to find a bread or tortilla that works for me to carry them in... and it is hard to eat eggs on the run. I can't hardboil them unfortunately.... the unpleasant after effects are not an option when working in a cubicle. I will continue trying different shake options... just was researching this one

 

Best wishes in your search. I hope the Almased performs as you wish it to.

 

One version of eggs I've eaten on the run myself, using a spoon from the mug, is microwave scrambled.

Cheers, Alan, Type 2, d&e metformin 2000mg, Australia.
Everything in Moderation - Except Laughter.
There is nothing I could eat I like more than my eyes.
Type 2 Diabetes - A Personal Journey (latest: It Must Be OK - It's Sugar-Free! Wrong!)
Born Under a Wandering Star (Latest: Algeciras, Spain to Tangier, Morocco)