Advances in SLD: Easing the Burden of Sugar Water

One way to do the Shangri-la Diet is to drink sugar water. This can cause your blood sugar to go too high if you don’t drink it slowly. Dr. Edward Pooley, a UK doctor, has noted that in the UK you can buy FibreSure, which is powdered inulin, a flavorless soluble fiber. Adding it to the sugar drink should slow digestion of the sugar. It is also sold in the United States.

3 Replies to “Advances in SLD: Easing the Burden of Sugar Water”

  1. FYI, in the US it’s called Fibersure. Thanks for the tip–I’ll be trying this as soon as I can get my hands on it. Never could tolerate the oil.

  2. Why is this sugar/insulin/diabetes issue dealt with so little detail. I wonder about the general warning being sufficient. If you’re not diabetic and you use the sugar water religiously can you BECOME diabetic? What specifically happens when your blood sugar gets too high? How would one measure that? Drinking in 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes? Now you suggest that one should use powdered insulin? Is it safe to be “eyeballing” or guestimating your sugar and insulin intake?

  3. There’s no doubt that high blood sugar levels are damaging. This is why I used fructose instead of sucrose; fructose is digested more slowly. My A1C levels — which detect too-high levels — were fine. If you are worried about this, one thing to do is get your A1C level measured. Another (more time consuming) is to measure your blood sugar directly with a home meter for that purpose.

    There’s too much variation from person to person and from one situation to another for me to make very concrete statements about what is best. You can post at if you’d like more information.

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