About Smart Blood Sugar

The Smart Blood Sugar system claims to be a “powerful,” 100% natural system that uses a few simple dietary “tweaks” to reboot your metabolism and help you maintain healthy blood sugar levels for the rest of your life. In fact, Smart Blood Sugar is claimed to immediately reduce your risk of diabetes, without drugs or injections.

According to the Smart Blood Sugar website, the program also provides you with strategies, tools, insights, and tips that can minimize blood sugar spikes and insulin surges, while helping you to lose weight.

In order to accomplish this, Smart Blood Sugar is claimed to focus on total glucose load instead of the traditional glycemic index, which can help your body use “stored energy” to keep your energy levels up, prevent insulin resistance, and decrease the demand placed on your pancreas. Because of this, Smart Blood Sugar claims that it’s not a diet, but “a way of moving and eating that lasts a lifetime.”

The Smart Blood Sugar website claims that some users may see immediate changes, although it can take as long as 12-18 months to experience any benefits.

Regardless of how long you’ve been battling your diabetes, you may have given up any hope of a cure. But is this what Smart Blood Sugar represents, or is it just a crafty way of getting ahold of your hard-earned money? Consider the following:

What is Glucose Load Balancing?

According to the Smart Blood Sugar website, “glucose load balancing” is defined as “the process of actively managing blood glucose at optimum levels,” which allows your body to release stored glucose, or glycogen, and burn fat to use as energy.

However, outside of websites directly related to Smart Blood Sugar, “glucose load balancing” doesn’t seem to be referenced by any medical professionals. Instead, this term is likely a marketing twist on the more traditional term glucose balancing, which is simply managing the levels of glucose; something that any diabetic should already be doing.

In other words, the term “glucose load balancing” is essentially meaningless.

What’s the Difference Between Glucose Load & Glycemic Index?

In the Smart Blood Sugar video, it’s claimed that the program focuses on glucose load instead of the glycemic index. But what’s the difference, and why is it important?

According to a 2011 Huffington Post article, glycemic load is “a ranking system for carbohydrate-rich food that measures the amount of carbohydrates in a serving of food.” On the other hand, glycemic index “indicates how rapidly a carbohydrate is digested and released as glucose (sugar) into the blood stream. In other words, how quickly foods break down into sugar in your bloodstream.”

Ultimately, this means that “glycemic index does not take into account the amount of carbohydrate in a food. So glycemic load is a better indicator of how a carbohydrate food will affect blood sugar,” which is why glycemic load is the focus of the Smart Blood Sugar system.

Is Eating High-Fat Foods Good for You?

The Smart Blood Sugar program also claims that eating high-fat foods is one way to help manage your body’s glucose levels, and that this eating behavior does not lead to increased instances of heart disease or stroke. But is this really the case?

According to a Harvard University article, this is true, but only partially. Why? Because the types of fats you eat do matter.

For instance, “Good fats, such as the polyunsaturated fats found in liquid vegetable oils, nuts, and seeds can help ward off type 2 diabetes. Trans fats do just the opposite. Eating omega-3 fats from fish does not protect against diabetes, even though there is much evidence that these marine omega-3 fats help prevent heart disease.”

In short, don’t think that you can go around eating all the high-fat foods you want in order to address your diabetes (or any other medical condition, for that matter).

Is the Smart Blood Sugar System Proven to Work?

Finally, according to the Smart Blood Sugar website, the program “has been shown in multiple scientific studies to have long term impacts on fasting glucose and insulin and [to] protect against metabolic syndrome (a common precursor to diabetes).”

However, no clinical studies are referenced on the program’s website to back of these claims, and there weren’t any third-party studies supporting these claims elsewhere online at the time of our research.

As such, it’s our opinion that Smart Blood Sugar’s claims of being clinically proven are gross exaggerations at best, or complete mistruths at worst.

Customer Reviews for Smart Blood Sugar

With such a generic name, there weren’t any legitimate online customer reviews available for Smart Blood Sugar at the time of our research.

However, we learned that Smart Blood Sugar is promoted by Primal Health, LP based out of McKinney, TX. The company held a C+ rating with the Better Business Bureau despite having only 30 closed complaints (as of 5/15/15), most of which appeared to reference products that did not provide a good value and difficulty obtaining refunds.

Smart Blood Sugar Pricing & Refund Policy

Smart Blood Sugar is priced at $27. In addition to the Smart Blood Sugar e-book, your purchase will also include 5 bonuses:

  • Complete 7-day meal plan
  • Complete shopping list for each meal
  • The 99 Foods to Lower Blood Sugar guide
  • How to Read Nutrition Food Labels guide
  • Smart Blood Sugar Guide to Alcohol

Smart Blood Sugar comes with a 60-day refund policy, less S&H charges, which you can request by calling customer service at 877-300-7849.

Should You Spend Money on Smart Blood Sugar?

Chopping to the point: Overall, there are some important unanswered questions about Smart Blood Sugar, and what we do know about it seems a lot less revolutionary than the manufacturer might like you to believe.

Because of this, we’d definitely recommend speaking with your physician about tried-and-true methods of managing your diabetes, increasing your energy, and losing weight before ordering Smart Blood Sugar.

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26 Customer Reviews for Smart Blood Sugar

Average Customer Rating: 2.9
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5 stars: 8 4 stars: 3 3 stars: 2 2 stars: 5 1 stars: 8
Bottom Line: 46% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 18 out 20 people found this review helpful

    Questionable

    Some good information but they will continue to try to sell you more books and pills and your first purchase will only buy you a couple of pamphlets. Don't waste your money.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 33 out 37 people found this review helpful

    Works for me

    I've been fighting high blood sugar numbers in the 300s for some time and was looking for a way of getting that number down without resorting to expensive drugs that my drug plan only partially covers.

    I found a book on Amazon about glycemic load and bought it then followed the recommendations there. In doing further research, I came across the Smart Blood Sugar site, got the book and got two bottles of the Glucoburn supplement when they offered me the second bottle for free.

    While I've only just started with the supplement, I had already been applying the glycemic load principle and with respect to the main review here, I have to disagree that glycemic load is meaningless. Using just the glycemic load principle alone, my blood sugar lowered 100 points in the month since I've started this journey. So I highly recommend the idea to anyone struggling with high blood sugar numbers. Perhaps the Smart Blood Sugar philosophy isn't right for everyone but I have found that it is right for me.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 22 out 24 people found this review helpful

    Informative, not a scam.

    • Los Angeles, CA,
    • May 8, 2016

    I found the Smart Blood Sugar book to be very informative. Check the internet for other sources of help too. Dr Marlene has put a lot of effort into writing this book. She really wants to help. I also purchased the Gluco Burn supplements.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 40 out 46 people found this review helpful

    If you follow the book it will work

    • Toms River, NJ,
    • Feb 9, 2016

    I listened to the video and even though I hate those things, I still stuck with it. I bought the product and followed it. I lost 15 lbs. Also, take there supplements, they are a little pricey but the quality is excellent.

    A very good product.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 78 out 88 people found this review helpful

    Changed My Life

    • Greenville, NC,
    • Jan 27, 2016

    I rarely write reviews but when I saw the lame reviews (I didn't get a receipt, I got some junk emails) posted on here I decided to write something real and credible.

    On 12/30/15 my blood sugar was 317 taken approximately 3 hours after a meal with no medications - I couldn't tolerate some of the diabetic medications and refused to take some of the newer drugs due to the horrendous damage they can do to your body. The wake-up call was when my doctor wanted to put me on insulin.

    On 1/4/16 I started following the book (not buying anything else from the author's company). I went hardcore low carbs because I desperately needed to change my life.

    On 1/6/16 my blood sugar was 178 same conditions above and without exercise. I plan to start an exercise program tomorrow and will definitely following the book's recommendations.

    When reading other reviews, you can either pass this up because of a junk email or you can get your life back.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 34 out 42 people found this review helpful

    Balance your Sugar

    • Daly City, CA,
    • Jan 4, 2016

    I read the words, balance your sugar and bought the book. I found it will be very beneficial to myself if I am able to follow the recommendation from the book. I think $27 is very reasonable price to pay. However, charging $9 for shipping costs is a bit unreasonable and I think they should lower the shipping costs. Since I have only purchased the eBooks for just a week, I have not experienced any benefit from it yet. Bottom line, if you really want to lower your blood sugar and commit to follow the book's recommendation, $36 is not expensive at all.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 133 out 144 people found this review helpful

    Run, don't walk.

    • Ashland, OR,
    • Nov 17, 2015

    I fell for the sales hype and purchased the book, pamphlets, meal plans and Primal Source dietary supplements. There were NO online receipts/statements nor statement in the supplement shipment. Today my credit card statement arrived and the charge for the dietary supplements was about 5 or 6 times what was advertised. I have tried every email I can find for Dr. Marlene, Smart Blood Sugar and Primal Source, all to no avail. Now I'm going to have to waste more of my time searching for a good phone number for these scammers. In the meantime, I'll be contacting my credit card issuer to try to have this charge removed. Stay away from these people. I really would like to give a less than 1 star but the system won't allow me to do that.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Jan 11, 2016

      Susan Mackenberg

      Sounds like a copy of my experience, except I just ordered the product and immediately got suspicious because I didn't get a receipt or chance to review what I was ordering. I talked to customer service at my credit card and have already started dispute case. Ticked off to say the least.

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  • 39 out 48 people found this review helpful

    Happy customer!

    The only thing I didn't enjoy was the sales video, it was lengthy and took over 30 minutes. I declined the other products they try to sell you and did buy the book.

    Once my order was made, I was able to download the PDFs on all that came with book and even the book. The book is an easy read and so was the 7 day meal plan and the other materials. The next week I receive the paper back copy of the book.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 77 out 84 people found this review helpful

    Big sales scam

    • Prescott, AZ,
    • Oct 27, 2015

    I tried doing as suggested in the book, and yes my blood sugar has dropped by 50 points which is good. But every day I got an e-mail with opportunities to spend more money on stuff I didn't want. The book is poorly written, and is not worth the paper it is written on. So although going on a lower carb diet has helped, the constant sales pitches is not what I signed up for. I am glad that I followed the suggestions and will continue to do so. Had I not been inundated with sales pitches for vitamins, I might have kept the book.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 81 out 90 people found this review helpful

    Just another scam

    Scam all the way! They don't even tell you how to return the pamphlet (not book) for the full refund.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 52 out 63 people found this review helpful

    Good product

    • Bedford, OH,
    • Sep 25, 2015

    I bought this product because it was stated as a natural way to reduce blood sugar. It has helped. My numbers were in the high 200s to 300. I am now in the high 100s to the low 200s. I am still in need of more exercise and to lower my carb intake some more, but I have not changed any habits since starting this. I have seen better results with this than with any other product I have used. I am pleased and will continue using this product.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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