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RE: [IP] Re: carb. counting & the pump

Actually yes life savers will raise your blood sugar faster than a chocolate

Because of the fat content in a chocolate bar or M&Ms the glucose from these
items will be delayed in entering the system.

Just a bit more info....


> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf
> Of Sam Skopp
> Sent: Sunday, February 07, 1999 16:20
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re: [IP] Re: carb. counting & the pump
> At 12:10 PM 2/7/1999  Ted Quick wrote:
> >That's why I always want to respond to a low with 4 or 5 Life-Savers: it
> works
> >and I don't bounce high later, provided I treated it soon enough.
> Are you saying that 4-5 Life-Savers will raise my BGs faster than a big
> king-sized Snickers bar or a big bag of M&M's? You're spoiling all my
> fun... :-)
> Actually, my first reaction (pun intended) is to grab some glucose tabs...
> I always carry these with me. If my low BGs continue beyond the next 20
> minutes, then I get a little carried away (not literally), and have
> something more interesting.  During a trip out of state, last week I had a
> low BG episode where I dropped and the glucose tabs didn't work.
> So, I next
> raided the local vending machine... after having a bag of M&M's
> and a candy
> bar, I was still below 70, an hour later. Since it was just about bed-time
> and I needed to get up early for work the next morning, a bag of chocolate
> chip cookies followed. (yummy!!)
> I would have expected a major re-bound but I was only about 123 in the
> morning. I checked my boluses for dinner and I had not accidentally given
> myself anything out of the ordinary. Go figure...
> Sam
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