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[IP] RE: insulin-pumpers-digest V4 #773

James said:
>Also..in the trivia column there is a rare natural type of sugar
>called left
>handed sucrose. Very Very small amounts occur in normal sugar production.
> It is the mirror image of normal sucrose. Because the chain is on
>the wrong
>side your body can not absorb it. Dixie Crystal was doing research on it a
>few years ago

Wow, I have not heard about left-handed sugar in 15 years or so.  I thought
the idea of commercializing it had been abandoned but someone told that the
sweetener, Stevia, was the product.  Do you know if that is so?

John Kinsley
Type 1 - 1956
MM 507 - 1998
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