I still do okay with Dreamfields, but a lot of people don't. Whenever you try it, don't go hogwild, and be sure to keep testing several more hours after your meal - it can take a long time to hit bottom if it's going to.
I don't go by their directions - I deduct two full minutes from their cooking time, regardless which type/shape I'm using. If it says cook five minutes, I cook it three minutes - timing from the second I first drop it in the boiling water, and I drain it just as fast as I can get to the sink with a colander, and sometimes I run cool water over it to make SURE the cooking action stops. But I haven't had trouble using it in salad or reheating it. Just keeping my fingers crossed & not overdoing it.
I can't eat it, even if I cook it WAY less than al-dente ... which I believe is called "al-chewe" ...
Although the manufacturer stands by their "net carbs" claim, subtracting something they call "protected carbs" (which isn't a scientific term anywhere...) their claims are being repeatedly refuted in independent testing many times.
It seems there is a small segment of the population that doesn't spike on Dreamfields. The rest of us do. I think it's possible those at Dreamfield's that did their studies used data like Ancel keys did in his 7 countries study ... which was originally like 22 countries... Just drop the data of those that don't fit
That being said, you'll only know how it affects you after testing. And as Shanny said, test LOTS. When I ate Dreamfields I didn't spike much at all at my 45 minute mark... but by 2hrs I was at what I consider high, and got even HIGHER at the 3 and 4 hour marks (into very unhealthy ranges) than my 2 hr mark... It lingers, it seems.
I cooked mine aldente and had grea 2 hour bgs - 102. But for the heck of it I tested at 3 and 4 hours and I was 148 and 198. Also never reheat it the next day for lunch. I think whatever way they locked in the carbs probably disintegrates once it enters your intestines and breaks down very slowly. I would rather see a 2 hour spike and then get back to normal then stay high for 5 or 6 hours. I've learned to live without pasta and really don't miss it. Instead I julienne zucchini or yellow squash or even eggplant. Spaghetti squash is also a good option. I have heard some D's use cabbage as a pasta.