Blood Glucose Response Test – Salami


This will be the first test of many where I eat a specific type of food and then measure my blood glucose after 1-hr and 2-hrs.

Here’s how I’m attempting to limit the variables:

  • Measure baseline glucose about 10AM
  • No food for 12-15 hours before
  • No morning exercise (and limit previous day)
  • Allowed to drink 1 coffee and about 30 oz. of water (part of my morning routine)
  • Eat 300 calories of one specific food
  • Measure blood glucose after 1-hour
  • Measure blood glucose after 2-hour

The main thing I’m looking for at the moment is my blood sugar response to various types of food, and see how the macro-nutrient composition affects my body.

I can also test with the same food and alter the amount – for instance having 600 calories or 100 calories instead of 300 calories.

You can look at glycemic index and glycemic load charts, but there appears to be a large genetic comoponent to how our body processes foods.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 84 grams
Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 300 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol mg 0%
Sodium mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 18g 36%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
My end goal is to learn as much as I can about which foods my body handles best, and of course see if there are any surprising finds regarding carbohydrate consumption.

Eventually I may comment on the results, but at this point I’m at the information gathering stage!

Without further adieu, here are my results from the first test:

  • Date: 8/25/2016
  • Food: Fiorucci Uncured Hard Salame
  • Fast: ~12 hours
  • Base Blood Sugar: 82 mg/dL
  • 1-Hour Response: 88 mg/dL
  • 2 Hour Response: 86 mg/dL