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Re: [IP] Strip Testing Stuff

frances richardson wrote:
> I was just blown away about the discussion on testing coke on your meter
> test strips - I had been having a problem with mid morning unexplained highs
> - after a bowl of oatmeal at 6:30 am, coffee with nutrasweet and "sugar
> free" coffeemate.  Tested my coffee the next day and it was over 600 - the
> meter just said "hi".  I checked my manual and that said a bg of over 600.
> Either the sugar free coffeemate is not sugar free or the nutrasweet
> registered as sugar.  

Nutraweeet is bulked out with dextrose, as are most other currently available
"diet" sweeteners. That's why N'sweet has 2 calories per teaspoon equivalent.
Since dextrose is very close to glucose I think it throws the test way high.
Same may apply for the coffemate I suppose.

Ted Quick
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