Diabetic-friendly Energy Gels
A few months ago, I started getting messages asking if our gels were diabetic-friendly.
My response? “I’d love to send you some to try out and hear firsthand how you find them during your training and racing”.
Judging by the glowing feedback, it’s safe to say that our testers were pretty happy!
Here’s what our diabetic crew members Chris and Zoe had to say about using VALA during a run and a tennis match…
“I used them for my long run last Saturday - I am so impressed with them! Found the texture really nice and easy to take - the taste is very sweet but I'm a big fan of that! Sugars stayed really level after taking it, on what was a warm day. I am truly over the moon with them. It’s been such a long search for something that works for me, and there can be some fear setting off on the road for a long run when you are diabetic and not certain if your fuel will do what you need it to if your sugar drops. Now that fear has been significantly reduced with your amazing gels!”
Chris - @run_with_type1 👟
“Thanks so much for the gels, they were great! Super tasty and perfect to have as a pre tennis energy boost. One of my friends said she thought I was on fire last week, whether that’s the gels I don’t know, but it was very kind of her to say!
I wanted to send you screenshots of my before during and after glucose levels but my Libre malfunctioned last week. I started one match at 6.4, had most of the gel, played for 90 minutes and tested at the end, was 6.7 had the rest and when I ate my evening meal I was at 7.2, which for me is ideal and I felt great, so they are definitely a great addition to my sports management and will order some more for my match days. Plus, the packaging matches my racket - love the coordination!”
Zoe - @storybabies_npt 🎾
Hearing how much our gels have helped our diabetic crew is a whole other level of amazing - thanks so much to Chris and Zoe for testing out our gels and for the lovely feedback. It’s so great to be able to fuel you up 😎