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Re: [IPk] treating hypoglycaemia

>From: "Elizabeth OShea" <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: Re: [IPk] treating hypoglycaemia
>Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 17:15:21 +0000
>Tony wrote: 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.
>Jackie replied: I see that, but the article is still saying that glucose 
>cannot be absorbed though the oral membranes.
>I reply:
>So, are there any studies demonstrating that glucose is absorbed through 
>the cheek, or is this just received wisdom? We need to be very wary of 
>received wisdom. It's also still received wisdom amongst many 
>diabetologists that diabetics shouldn't eat chocolate (as I found out to my 
>shock a few months ago).
>But, in favour of the received wisdom, does it take a glucose tab only 15 
>minutes to get from the mouth to the intestine? If it takes longer than 
>that, then clearly glucose is absorbed somewhere other than the intestine.
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I'm curious.  What is it you are saying about diabetics shouldn't eat 
chocolate?  I'm a non-reformed chocaholic and to have to stop this 
delightful habit would spel disaster for me :(


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