I am losing track a bit without looking at my notes but it seems it is coming up on at 4 weeks with the garcinia cambogia and my Type 1 diabetes. My insulin is now down just less than 10% from before I took the Garcinia (from having to go down over 20% at the start of taking it). I have also noticed that I have been a bit hungrier lately than I was when I first starting taking it. It could be that taking the supplement constantly is less effective than taking it for 2 weeks on and 1 week off.
However my weight was still down 1.4 pounds last week (not the 6 pounds I lost during some other weeks but still down). I am keeping everything else consistent – I am still following the weight watchers points plus plan, still walking 5km per day and still playing ice hockey 1-3 times per week. I am expecting to see another good weight loss by next week or I may try taking a week off the Garcinia in order to let my body react better when I take it again.
Speaking of hockey – being 23 Pounds lighter is having an amazing effect on the ice. I am much faster and I am moving side to side much better. In fact I led my team in points on Thursday AND Friday night games. I scored 3 goals and assisted 2 on Thursday – ALSO scored 3 goals and assisted 1 on Friday. That is my best two games ever! Another 40 pounds and I am going to be deadly on the ice.
Current weight is now 261 pounds (from my 284 start just over a month ago).
One thing I have noticed which I believe is from the garcinia cambogia is that my blood sugar remains great during the day with no extra insulin required. I take 1000mg in the morning 30-45 minutes before breakfast and 500mg 30-45 minutes before lunch. However I don’t take any at dinner. After dinner my blood sugar SPIKES WAY WAY UP… In fact I have seen 21 on my meter (normal is 4-7), I have also seen 16, 18, etc. NOT GOOD. So I have started taking short acting insulin at dinner time to offset the blood spike. The thing is, this is happening even when I don’t eat any carbs at dinner. It seems that perhaps the Garcinia Cambogia works when taking but my body might be just delaying the processing of the sugar and then when the garcinia is out it comes in all at once.
I am going to continue to monitor this. For now I will continue to take short acting insulin at dinner time to offset these spikes. (needing 7-10 units which is a lot for me – I use to take only 6 units with each carb filled meal). I will see what happens to the end of next week. I may look at stopping the garcinia depending on the weight results. Stopping will also show me what happens to my blood sugar during the day and evening without the garcinia involved.