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Re: [IP] sugar's handed-ness, and Thanks!



WOW   LOL :o)  Thank you - your brain is WAY to much for me- good for you,
you are truely blessed. Carol T.
----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Seyler <email @ redacted>
>   D-glucose       L-glucose
>
>    H-C=O            H-C=O
>      |                |
>    H-C-OH          HO-C-H
>      |                |
>   HO-C-H            H-C-OH
>      |                |
>    H-C-OH          HO-C-H
>      |                |
>    H-C-OH          HO-C-H
>      |                |
>    H-C-H            H-C-H
>      |                |
>      OH               OH
>
> Enzymes in the human body that use glucose (metabolize it) are specific
> for D-glucose.  So, while the L-glucose still has a perceived sweetness,
> our bodies are unable to use it for energy.
>
> On another subject, I would like to thank the many folks who responded
> with advise and comments on selecting a pump.  You were quite correct in
> that the representitives are HAPPY to meet with you, permitting a full
> hands-on comparison of the various models.  I have now seen all but the
> dtron, and I'm presently leaning toward the Animas, dependent on my
> insurance.  The PPO that I am on may have a contract with MiniMed.  The
> 508 was a very close second in my own personal preference so I would not
> be dissapointed either way.  Thanks, again,
>
> --Richard Seyler (type I, 21 yrs, pumping hopefully soon)
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