| Biomed Environ Sci 1990 Jun;3(2):123-31
Effect of Konjac food on
blood glucose level in patients with diabetes.
Huang CY, Zhang MY, Peng SS, Hong JR, Wang X, Jiang HJ, Zhang
FL, Bai YX, Liang JZ, Yu YR, et al.
School of Public Health, West China University of Medical Sciences
Seventy-two type II diabetic subjects were given Konjac food
for 65 days. The data analyzed by multiple F test indicate that
the fasting blood glucose (FBG) and the 2-h postprandial blood
glucose (PBG) on the 30th and the 65th days after the food was
ingested were significantly reduced (P = 0.001, P less than
0.001, respectively), as was the glycosylated hemoglobin level
at the end of the trial (P less than 0.05). The final FBG and
PBG of the subjects with initial FBG-O greater than 200 mg%
decreased on the average by 51.8 and 84.6 mg%, respectively;
those with FBG-O 150-200 mg% decreased by 24.1 and 68.7 mg%;
and those with FBG-O less than 150 mg% decreased by 4.8 and
21.4 mg%. No significant changes in blood lipid indexes were
observed, except that the triglyceride values of subjects with
hypertriglyceridemia (greater than 200 mg%) significantly decreased
by 118.7 mg%. It was concluded that Konjac food is very useful
in the prevention and treatment of hyperglycemia.