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Re: [IPk] treating hypoglycaemia



Hi Jackie, the difference is between 'food' and 'glucose'.

Food needs to be converted to glucose before it can be directly absorbed
through the cheeks. However, this isn't necessary if we put glucose in
directly, in the form of liquid, powder, or hypostop. Honey has glucose in
it, but milk or table sugar DON'T.

Tony
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jackie Jacombs" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2002 10:45 PM
Subject: Re: [IPk] treating hypoglycaemia


> I have found the page in the book that says this. page 48.  Treating
> Hypoglycaemia:
>
> Quote from paragraph:
>
> Remember that the glucose in food can only be absorbed into the blood
after
> passing from the stomach to the intestine.  Glucose cannot be absorbed
from
> the oral mucous membrane  (166) or the stomach.  Glucose given rectally
does
> not raise the blood glucose level in children (8) or adults (22).
>
> Ref: in back says:
>
> Gunning R Garber A.  Bioactivity of Instant Glucose - Failure of
absorption
> through the oral mucosa.  JAMA
> 1978;240 1611 - 12.
>
>
> I dont know if it is true or not.  After reading this a year or so back I
did
> wonder if Hypo Stop rubbed into the cheek or gums did any good.  We used a
lot
> of this when we suspected that Sasha has coeliac disease and she kept
having
> hypo's due to non absorption of food due to the gut damage caused by
gluten.
> It didnt seem to help rubbing it into her cheek gums etc.  We had to
resort to
> glucagon injections.  We then always tried to get her to swallow it (she
> wasn't unconscious at the time) just almost.  On other occasions hypo stop
> didnt seem to work even if swallowed until it had passed into what I
assume to
> have been a less damaged part of the intestine.  When she had stomach
upsets
> (unrelated to the coeliac) it certainly didnt seem to work.  Her stomach
was
> often full of undigested food and juice, not going anywhere and the
hypostop
> didnt work either by swallowing it, or rubbing it into her gums.  So that
> meant a trip to the hospital.  So it appears to me that there is some
doubt
> that Hypo Stop can be absorbed though the oral mucosa.
>
> Jackie
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Elizabeth OShea" <email @ redacted>
> To: <email @ redacted>
> Sent: 15 May 2002 21:35
> Subject: [IPk] treating hypoglycaemia
>
>
> > Hi all -
> >
> > Quite recently there was a discussion about a change in policy from
hypostop
> > to glucagon. I had read in Ragnar Hanas' book, _Insulin-Dependent
Diabetes
> > in Children, Adolescents and Adults_, that glucose can be absorbed only
via
> > the intestinal tract, and none is absorbed through blood vessels in the
> > cheek. Of course, now that I want the reference, I can't find it! I
recall
> > that the study was done in the early 80s or so.
> >
> > Can any of our resident physicians or nurses confirm if this is true or
not?
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > elizabeth
> >
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