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RE: [IP] Diatsix.....



Dave, Hi

Thanks, I hadn't realised that everyday things had such a low pH - one
learns something every day. I'm a pharmaceutical water systems design
engineer so I have easy access to a pH meter - I'll do some testing out of
curiosity and let you know.

Regards

Paul

		-----Original Message-----
		From:	David C Breeden [mailto:email @ redacted]
		Sent:	Thursday, May 27, 1999 07:13
		To:	email @ redacted
		Subject:	Re: [IP] Diatsix.....

		> 
		> Works for me, try it: Dip one in diet soda and another in
regular soda. The
		> one dipped in regular soda turns brown, almost black and
the undipped one -
		> remains pale green. This may not be a definitive test for
actual glucose
		> levels but it certainly gives me an excellent guide.
		> 
		> Your pharmacist maybe be sort of correct, but think about
it, we don't eat
		> or drink anything that is either very acidic or alkaline,
Maybe, pH 6 to 8 -
		> any chemists out there to confirm this? And urine, one
would imagine is in a
		> similar range.
		> 
		> Paul
		> 

		Hi Paul, 

		As a chemist, diabetic, and part-time winemaker I can assure
you that
		we [or at least *I*  :-) ]  Do eat things with fairly low
pH.  Wine
		always has a pH below 3.6 or so, and can be as low as 2.8.
Similarly
		for grape juice.  And though I've never actually tried it,
my guess is
		that cola products would be somewhere in the low twos.  If I
get a chance,
		I'll try it at work today.

		That said, I used to use Tes-tape to check the sugar content
of
		restaurant foods, and it worked fine.  Since the demise of
Tes-tape
		(sniff, sniff, sob), I've used used blood glucose test
strips (there's
		normally lots of extra reagent area on the back).

		Dave
	
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