Live Interview with Chris Angell, founder of Glucolift

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Live Interview with Chris Angell, founder of Glucolift

Time: May 15, 2014 from 1pm to 1:30pm
Location: TuDiabetes homepage
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Event Type: live interview, videochat
Organized By: Emily Coles
Latest Activity: Sep 17, 2014

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Christopher Angell is an entrepreneur living in San Diego, CA.  He has a BA in Philosophy from Vassar College and an MBA from INSEAD.  Some of his past projects include founding cultural NGOs in New York and Johannesburg, producing records and music videos in South Africa, working as an associate producer of a performing arts series at the Guggenheim Museum, and a stint as a strategic advisor for a Russian billionaire.

He founded his latest company, GlucoLift, after being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2007.  Frustrated with the lack of natural, good-tasting options for treating the low blood sugar episodes so common for people living with diabetes, he created an all-natural chewable glucose tablet that lacked the unpleasant flavor and chalky residues of existing products.
"Lows are horrible, but that doesn't mean that we have to accept a sub-par product just because it raises our blood sugar. We deserve something made from natural ingredients, that tastes great, dissolves clean, and isn't chalky. And that works quickly and reliably. That's why I created GlucoLift All-Natural Glucose. Glucose tablets redesigned, by someone who actually has to use them."

-Christopher Angell, Founder, Type-1 since 2007


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Comment by Randall W Brown on May 15, 2014 at 1:18pm

I like them because they work quickly for me.

Comment by Randall W Brown on May 15, 2014 at 1:17pm

I have been using GlucoLift for over two years and they are great. I am waiting for more flavors?

Comment by nel on May 15, 2014 at 12:45pm

In case I forget to ask : is this brand available in Canada ???

Comment by Emily Coles on May 15, 2014 at 10:50am

I have that same trouble with "regular" glucose tablets, swisschocolate.  They make my throat close up and I feel like I'm going to suffocate.  I've had MUCH better experiences with the Glucolift tabs.  They're not 100% dust free (they have to melt quickly, and I guess that texture is best for that), but much less dusty-chokey than the others I've had.

Comment by Chuckles on May 12, 2014 at 5:51pm

Sounds to me like he has a great idea for us diabetics that have a lot of low blood sugars. :)

Comment by DrBB on May 12, 2014 at 10:34am

Well I certainly hate the chalky taste of the tabs I've been using. I always assumed they tasted bad on purpose, so you wouldn't be tempted to have one unless you needed it. After 30 years T1 I think I can trust my self control around something that actually tasted OK though....

Comment by swisschocolate on February 20, 2014 at 12:43pm

hey, i already have a question: i was just low, and put 2 glucose tabs in my mouth and somehow inhaled some of the stuff, AND IT ALMOST KILLED ME!!!! that is one of the things i hate most about glucose tabs, they are so dusty, that they get very itchy in the throat and sometimes i even choke them (word?), anyway, i was wondering if that was better with these magical tabs?

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