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Saturday, June 6, 2009

Question...

If I give Elise apple juice to bring her up from a low, will diluting it have any effect on raising her BG (either how quickly, or how high)?

The reason I ask is because I don't give Elise the full 15g of carbs for a low. I find it overshoots her and we wind up chasing high numbers later on. So, I usually give her about 2 oz. of apple juice. The problem is, she drinks it so fast that she starts screaming for more. I was thinking that if I do 2 oz. of water and 2 oz. of juice, it would take a bit longer to drink, but also fill her up a bit more.

But if it slows down bringing up her BG, or has an effect on how high it goes, then obviously I don't want to do it.

Anybody have thoughts on this?

3 comments:

  1. Hmmmm....I would wonder the same thing. I used to buy the Motts for Tots 11c low sugar apple juice boxes and did notice it didn't act as quickly as undiluted.....weird hugh?

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  2. I just want you to know that I have written a letter to Johnson & Johnson which is the mother company of Tylenol. Tylenol is marketed under McNiel Consumer Products. I asked all my quetions, including, why they market themsleves as an inclusive company, when in reality they are not? I'll let you know if I get an answer. Hi, Wendy...grrrr!

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  3. I'd try it and see what difference it makes. I'd think the straight juice would bring her up faster since the concentration of sugar is higher but it's worth a shot. If it doesn't bring her up as fast as you want it to then try the 3/4 juice and 1/4 water and see if that works. We don't use juice for lows unless its a really bad low. Kacey says juice makes her "sugar sick" so we just use the glucose tabs. Keep us posted and let us know what your "trials" reveal :) You're doing a great job!

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