Update 8/1/20. I like clicking on internet ads because they give me ideas for my reviews. Recently, I clicked on an ad for a product called Diab-X. What grabbed my attention was that the ad said that the product was an alternative to Glucosulin, which is a blood sugar lowering and weight loss supplement I reviewed previously. It was because of that ad that I wrote a review of Diab X. In this comparison editorial I wanted to put both products – Glucosulin and Diab X – side by side so you could see how they were different. This is important if you are considering either of these weight loss pills. In case you missed it, here is my review of Gucosulin, and here is my review of Diab X. Both products are marketed to lower blood sugar and promote weight loss. But their marketing is a wee bit different, so let's briefly cover each separately. Read the complete reviews for a more full picture of each supplement.
It was the name Glucosulin that jumped out at me originally when I saw it on TV because I felt that the name sounded too much like a diabetes drug. I thought the name would confuse people. Several ingredients in Glucosulin do have some blood sugar lowering effect but it I felt it was glucomannan that was Glucosulin's “active ingredient”. The marketing for Glucosulin appears to be mostly about how weight loss can promote lower blood sugar levels. Technically that's true. It can.
This supplement called Diab X on the other hand gives the impression that it is a “natural cure” for diabetes. As I said in my original review of Diab-X, it's not a cure for diabetes. Rather it's a supplement that is being marketed to people who have metabolic syndrome (pre-diabetes) and type II diabetes. From the marketing of DiabX, I got the impression that losing weight was secondary to lowering blood sugar.
Diab-X vs. Glucosulin
Here are the ingredients in both products side by side.
|Garcinia cambogia||Glucomannan (Konjac Root)|
|Chromium as Polynicotinate||Sodium Alginate|
|Ginger root||Xanthum Gum|
|Piper longum fruit|
|Piper nigrum fruit|
Both products contain ingredients that may help some people lower blood sugar (read my reviews on each for what those ingredients are). This also means that both products have the potential to interact with diabetes medications people may be taking.
While I do not want to promote one supplement over another, the idea of adding fiber to the diet is more in line with weight loss and staying healthy. Since Glucomannan is a type of fiber, I'd say Glucosulin has a slight edge over Diab X.
Where Glucosulin falls short in my opinion is its price and its ‘free 30-day trial” offer. Read the “Buyer Beware” section of my Glucosulin review (and the comments) for more info on that before you buy.
Diab-X on the other hand appears to have less fiber and more ingredients aimed at just lowering blood sugar. I was also a little confused by the “clinical studies” mentioned on the Diab X website which were not studies on Diab X but different supplements altogether.
In my opinion, where both Glucosulin and Diab-X fall short is that they get people to take their eye off the real culprit of high blood sugar and type II diabetes – too much body weight and not enough exercise.
I know many people struggle with high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) and high hemoglobin A1C levels (A1C) and I know taking a drug or a supplement is an easy answer – but unfortunately, easy answers are not always the right or complete answers.
I wrote a short editorial on the quest to find a Natural Cure for Diabetes at my other website which you should check out. There, I showed you how to “See” the beginnings of diabetes on your body. You've seen this visual sign of diabetes on people so prepare to be shocked!
The bottom line is that I think both Glucosulin and Diab X will probably be most effective if they are part of a holistic approach to lowering blood sugar. That means eating just a little bit less food (calories) and exercising just a little bit too. Remember being holistic means more than supplements. Holistic is bigger than that. Remember this and I have high hopes for your blood sugar and your long term health.
What do you think?
You say “see my other website”. Where is that?
Sir, here is the link to the post I was referring to: http://www.joe-cannon.com/natural-cure-for-diabetes/
Sorry for that confusion. I have corrected this omission in my review.
I was just wondering about weight loss for Type 1 diabetes. I saw this commercial for the Glucosulin. Is that something that could help me as well. I have been struggling to get my A1C down. The last one I has was 10.9. So very high. I am looking for something that may be able to help in both areas. Weight loss and blood sugar levels! Thanks in advance for any responses! (:
Hi Kristin, obviously glucosulin is not a substitute for insulin so whatever you do, dont stop taking your insulin or other medications. Why dont you do this, show the ingredients in glucosulin to your doctor (or registered dietitian if you are seeing one) and see what they think. Or even print up my glucosulin review and show it to them. That might help if the doctor is not familiar with some of its ingredients.
I believe glucosulin is just an expensive fiber supplement so I’d encourage you to eat more fiber rather than glucosulin. That said, let me ask you, are you exercising at all? Exercise can lower A1C levels. As you said your A1C levels are pretty hi (normal A1C is usually taken to be 6% or less as I understand it). If you are not exercising I encourage you to talk do your doctor about starting a simile walking program. You dont have to do a lot of exercise to see big differences. I’ve seen A1C levels fall in type II diabetics who have only exercised twice a week for 20-30 minutes a day. As for weight loss, if you are not seeing an RD, Id encourage you to seek out a registered dietitian who specializes in type I diabetes. You can find an RD at their website, EatRight.org
I hope some of this helps Kristin.
there is some research on chromium helping blood sugar levels. As such its found in diabetes-supplements. There is a lot more evidence that weight loss and exercise help diabetes (it can cure type II diabetes) so please do this also if you try chromium. Here is something I wrote recently on type II diabetes
There is diabetes in my family, so this may be a future concern for me. I have read a few things about Chromium helping with type II. Do you know if there is any truth to this?
Gloria, Technically I dont recommend either of them but if I had to choose between Sensa or Glucosulin, I would give a very reserved “give it a try” to glucosulin – but that’s only because its a fiber and I can rationalize how it might help weight loss. Sensa just makes no sense to me at all and until they can prove it to me in a clinical study I just cant accept what they are saying about it.
You can of course just eat more fiber – fruits and veggies – yourself and save the money on glucosulin.
Gloria Franklin says
I’m a diabetic in need of weight loss, which would you
recommend, Sensa or Glucosulin?