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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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