I just tried a serving of Soylent while monitoring my blood sugar. I am a type II diabetic.
I started out the morning with a glucose reading of 99. One serving of Soylent and it shot up to 218 in about 20 minutes. That is way too fast, too high. That essentially means that Soylent is the equivalent of a glucose tolerance test.
Conclusion: Soylent has way too much sugar for a diabetic. All talk of simple vs. complex sugars are irrelevant if the stuff is capable of sending a diabetic’s blood sugar past 200 in a few minutes. In my humble opinion, diabetics should steer clear of Soylent until such time as a low carb diabetic formulation has been designed that increases fish oil fat and protein at the expense of carbohydrate. I would also recommend that Soylent’s makers/marketers warn diabetics away from the product until a low carb formulation is achieved.