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[IP] Re: Licorice



    Licorice.....diabetes.... I have read something about a caution , but I
can't find it now. A Harvard Medical Letter says don't use licorice and
insulin together but I can't find the why. Any CDEs out there with more
information?
                Peter

>..... I had a strange experience yesterday and maybe
> some of you can explain this one:
> I ate a lot of licorice at work and so I kept bolusing
> to cover what I was eating.  I started to feel
> depressed in the afternoon and attributed it to some
> situations going on in my life right now. I drove home
> and felt very sad and tearful.  Ran some errands
> before going home and once I did get home I checked my
> BG.  It was 25!  My goodness, I had none of the
> typical feelings I normally have with lows plus I was
> functioning fine except for feeling sad and depressed.
> ..... Cynthia
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>> Interesting evening!
>> 6:55 pm For supper had chickem & rice, biscuit,
>> salad, cookie wafers. 81
>> carbs.   Undercounted carbs by 20-25 and at 1/15
>> took 5.5u novolog.
>> 7:56pm - felt a 'little' strange!  glucose  36 mg/dl
>>       few minutes
>> later passed out.
>> about 8:10-15pm Paramedics arrived and started
>> glucose IV,  their
>> glucose meter showed 23 mg/dl.
>>
>> By 9pm glucose up to 87 mg/dl,  10:14pm , up to 153
>> mg/dl
>>
>> Something sure did not work like I expected:)
>>
>> Think I'll forget this 'carb counting' and just
>> bolus on anything over
>> 200mg/dl
>>
>> don
>>
>>
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