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Re: [IPp] Cornstarch (or cornflour here in New Zealand)

Check out Nite Bites - they are kind of like tootsie rolls and have
cornstarch in them to prevent night time lows.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Suzanne and Paul Clarke" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2003 12:11 AM
Subject: [IPp] Cornstarch (or cornflour here in New Zealand)

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> Hi all,
> I read recently that cornstarch can be used to help stop hypos over
> night and such like as it is more slowly absorbed. I am wondering if it
> would help avoid highs due to a gluten free high glycemic breakfast
> The high hits about an hour after he eats the cereal. Often the bsl will
> shoot up to 14-15mmol/l (260-260), usually from a pre-breakfast level of
> around the 6-8mmol/l (110-150) mark - on a good day!! If I added
> to the milk, does anyone know if this would help avoid the quick spike in
> bsl by slowing down the absorbtion rate?  I have tried changing the
> to carb ratio but he then goes low later. I have tried increasing basals
> we get lows later also. I also wondered about giving the breakfast bolus
> about half an hour before he eats as I think the cereal hits the blood
> stream before the insulin kicks in, but I am liable not to remember to do
> so - have enough to remember as it is!! I hope this makes sense and that
> someone can let me know if my thinking is on the right track or not. I
> post this to the CWD list so apologies to those who get it twice.
> Cheers
> Suzanne, Canterbury New Zealand, mum of Michael 7, D dxd 08/99, coeliacs
> 04/00,pumping 04/02, Daniel 9, wife of Paul.
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