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Re: [IP] RE: Bolusing for a high after a low

> Question: was it the food still breaking down??? or something to do with
> "counter-regulatory hormones"?

Probably both. Your liver is dumping glucose and...

1) the high fat stuff really slows down digestion of other 
carbohydrate containing foods so glucose continuously being pumped in 
by the digestive system for up to 8 hours.

2) the 'coke' doesn't contain glucose but rather other complex sugars 
that must be broken down by your digestive system. This is true of 
other soft drinks (usually sucrose, dextrose, etc...) and fruit 
juices (frutose with added sweetner sucrose, dex....).

The sugar from the coke was probably still going in up to an hour or
more later. This contributes as well to the rebound high

USE GLUCOSE FOR TREATMENT OF LOWS. Glucose can be absorbed 
by the body DIRECTLY through the mucus membrane STARTING with 
your gums in the mouth, down the throat, etc... It really goes into 
the blood stream very rapidly and does not require any processing by 
the digestive system. Glucose gel can be used to treat a diabetic low 
even when you are incoherent.  The helper stuffs your mouth full of 
it and rubs it on the gums, etc...  Works in 10 to 15 minutes. I've
TESTED personally (on Lily at one of those bad moments).

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