Compared to the leading bars marketed for diabetes, NuGo Slim® has less sugar, more protein, more fiber and no artificial sweeteners or the sugar alcohol Maltitol. NuGo Slim flavors range from 5 to 6 grams of net carbs. With these nutritional advantages and under medical supervision, NuGo Slim® may be used as part of your diet to help maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
Carbohydrates make a difference in managing your blood sugar. Slowly digestible carbohydrates break down more slowly and increase blood sugar at a steadier pace to help minimize blood sugar response. The Glycemic Index is the standard that measures how rapidly food is digested. NuGo Slim® bars use all natural chicory root fiber which has virtually no effect on blood glucose levels. Other low sugar protein bars marketed to the diabetic community use Maltitol syrup, a sugar alcohol with a Glycemic Index of 521 that has almost the same rapid digestion as sugar with a glycemic index of 60.