Saturday, June 6, 2009


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?


  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?

  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!

  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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