What is Faulding® GlucoControl™?
Q: What is Faulding® GlucoControl™?
A: Faulding® GlucoControl™ is a food for special medical purposes. It is a vanilla flavoured drink which, when taken prior to a meal, assists in reducing the blood glucose spike that occurs after a meal.
Invented in Australia, and validated by Baker IDI in Melbourne, Faulding® GlucoControl™ is a dietary management support for people with pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes.
Q: What are the ingredients of Faulding® GlucoControl™?
A: Faulding® GlucoControl™ contains dairy proteins and vegetable fibre extracts. A single dose of Faulding® GlucoControl™ provides a good source of the daily recommended intake of both protein and soluble fibre.
Q: How do I use Faulding® GlucoControl™?
A: Faulding® GlucoControl™ comes in single serve sachets and is added to half a cup of water (150mL) in a shaker or in a glass followed by vigorous shaking/mixing just prior to consumption. Faulding® GlucoControl™ can be taken up to 30 minutes prior to a meal.
Q: Should I take Faulding® GlucoControl™?
A: Faulding® GlucoControl™ may be of benefit to people with Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes when taken as part of a medically supervised diabetes management program with your medical practitioner or allied healthcare professional*.
Faulding® GlucoControl™ has been shown to be most effective in people with Type 2 diabetes with an HbA1c value that is less than 8.5% and in people with pre-diabetes.
Q: How does Faulding® GlucoControl™ work?
A: Highly refined modern foods, especially high carbohydrate meals are digested very quickly, resulting in rapidly elevated blood glucose levels.
Faulding® GlucoControl™ slows the digestion of a meal. It does this by:
1) Slower emptying of stomach contents.
2) Slower conversion of carbohydrates to sugars. This results in lower blood glucose spikes.
Q: Will I still need to take my Type 2 diabetes medication?
A: Yes, Faulding® GlucoControl™ is designed for use with most oral Type 2 diabetes medications. It is important that you discuss this with your medical practitioner or allied healthcare professional.
Q: Which meals should I take Faulding® GlucoControl™ before?
A: Please consult with your medical practitioner or allied healthcare professional in terms of dietary requirements and when Faulding® GlucoControl™ may benefit you.
Q: How soon will I notice a difference when taking Faulding® GlucoControl™?
A: Taking Faulding® GlucoControl™ before a meal reduces the blood glucose rise of that meal. People who regularly monitor their blood glucose levels can check this for themselves.
Q: Is Faulding® GlucoControl™ a meal replacement?
A: No, Faulding® GlucoControl™ is not a meal replacement and is not suitable as a sole source of nutrition.
Q: Is Faulding® GlucoControl™ a diet shake?
A: No, Faulding® GlucoControl™ is not a diet shake and is not suitable as a sole source of nutrition.
Q: While taking Faulding® GlucoControl™ does this mean I can eat whatever I want?
A: It is recommended that Faulding® GlucoControl™ is taken before a healthy high GI meal, when a naturally low GI alternative is not available. For example; bread, rice or cereal based meals which are typically high GI. Faulding® GlucoControl™ should form part of your diabetes management plan in consultation with your medical practitioner or allied healthcare professional.
Q: Where can I purchase Faulding® GlucoControl™?
A: Faulding® GlucoControl™ is available at Chemmart Pharmacies and other independent pharmacies. To find your nearest stockist contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1300 430 611.
Please consult with your healthcare professional prior to taking Faulding® GlucoControl™.
For additional product enquiries, please contact Faulding via email email@example.com or by phone on 1300 430 611.
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Food for Special Medical Purpose. Use under medical supervision. Not suitable as a sole source of nutrition. Contains milk, milk products and soy products.
* ‘Medical practitioner or allied healthcare professional’ refers to a general practitioner (GP/Doctor) or dietician, diabetes educator or pharmacist.