But perhaps the highlight of the Expo Hall this year was getting to see my GlucoLift friends. I first met the founder, Christopher Angell, and his father at TCOYD in February, but soon learned I already new Chris from the DOC and his blog. (He stopped posting there after creating GlucoLift so as not to create a conflict of interest). I always have a fantastic time chatting with Chris and his dad Phillip about GlucoLift, diabetes social media (yup, they Tweet and FaceBook), and everything else under the sun. I was happy to meet Christopher's lovely wife this time and she was ever so gracious after Pete fumbled his cup of water and practically splashed it all over her. (My man is smooooth around pretty women.)
Even if I didn’t love the people behind the product, I’d seriously love GlucoLift. Because these all-natural, non-GMO tablets are healthier than your average glucose tablet, and they taste so much better. I can attest to this because Chris is always kind enough to gift some to me when I see him. I’ve finished the whole bottle of Cherry flavor, and I usually hate anything cherry flavored but these were really good!
I told Chris I wanted to post about GlucoLift and asked if there was anything he’d like me to share. Here’s what he had to say:
“Knowing I was never going to be the person to cure diabetes, I'm happy if I can make one of the more unpleasant necessities of managing it a little better for people. For me, the main point is that I always felt the fact that the 'other guys' ' tablets were made with unnecessary artificial junk, left a chalky finish, and were flavored as though people were going to eat one (and not 3, 4 or 5) meant that they weren't designed or evaluated by the people who actually have to use them. That just made me upset and frustrated. There are a lot of frustrating things about having diabetes, but some of them you excuse because it's the best we can do right now. Icky glucose tablets do not fall into that category!”
I hope you know me well enough to know that I’m not posting about these because Chris gifted some to me. I’m posting about them because I really love the idea behind a healthier glucose tablet. And because these things taste good! After Pete tried one in the Expo Hall, he told me“Wow, those didn’t taste like the icky tablets you’ve let me try before. Those taste more like candy”. Which means I’m probably going to need to start hiding my glucose tablets. And also ordering more from the online store or through Amazon. (Just a tip: if you are ordering your own, I’d consider picking a combo that comes with a travel tube. These tablets are slightly bigger than the “other guys’” glucose tabs, and they don’t fit in the tubes I try to recycle from my other tabs.)
Have you tried GlucoLift? I’d love to hear what you think.