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Re: [IP] RE: Bolusing for a high after a low: Regular Coke
> I thought regular coke was sweetened with HFCS (high fructose corn
> syrup) They replaced the cane sugar years ago because it got too
> expensive.. Actually coke tried it first then everyone followed suit
> because noone noticed.. Seems like fructose would absorb pretty quickly
> wouldn't it?
> John Neale wrote:
> > Michael wrote:
> > >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).
> > I second that, Michael.
> > I am constantly amazed at people's descriptions of the "things" they ate
> > or drank to treat a hypo. Every diabetic (and doctor!) should be given a
> > lesson in the digestive process. Glucose is the REAL THING. All other
> > carbohydrates and sugars must be digested (ie chemically processed) and
> > turned into glucose before they will enter the blood stream and stop
> > that hypo. And digestion takes time!
> > When I have even a mild hypo, I eat nothing but a measured amount of
> > glucose. Don't spoil it with anything else (except water). A box of
> > glucose powder is so cheap. BTW I keep it in the bathroom, not the
> > kitchen, complete with plastic cup and spoon.
> > Normal white sugar (the stuff you put in your coffee) is particularly
> > bad for treating hypos: because of its chemistry, only half of it can be
> > initially converted into glucose, and stop that hypo. The other half has
> > to go to your liver for "special processing" and is then released as
> > glucose several hours later. A lot of white sugar will guarantee you a
> > nice big rebound later in the day!
> > And regular Coke is sweetened with this bad white sugar.
> > Your stomach also gives you the "munchies" and says "hey, feed me
> > anything with carbs and lots of it!", but you've got to say no! - just
> > pure glucose. Otherwise you've got a big rebound coming up.
> > Also, the longer you take to bring your bg up again, the more your body
> > starts to slowly release its "special reserves" of glucose, and it
> > carries on releasing them for hours afterwards. It takes a while to
> > switch them off again. Another big rebound coming up!
> > Hmmm. Sorry. End of rant.
> > Best wishes
> > John
> > Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/
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