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Lucazade Zero Ignorance Dangerous!

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Eurobuff, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. pixie1

    pixie1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Diabetes doesn't have to progress, its not inevitable.
    I see your new welcome.
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  2. BaliRob

    BaliRob Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you so much for your reply. Have checked again some of the many medical research papers on this subject since writing to you. I was surprised to find just how STRONG was the opinion that sweetners did not raise blood sugars - an opinion endorsed by the FDA who have listed quite a number of sweeteners that they accept and which is similarly used by the NHS
  3. Rylando88

    Rylando88 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Just tell them that lucozade now has a sugar free version so they would need to check that it was the correct type of lucozade before trying to treat a hypo!!
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  4. cyril.rayner

    cyril.rayner Type 1 · Active Member

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    Thanks I under stand it now.
  5. Aidan

    Aidan Type 1 · Newbie

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    Lucozade was traditionally a very high-glucose therapeutic drink that was frequently bought by people visiting hospital patients.
    More recently, between product diversification and the sugar tax, there are so many variations of the drink today that the glucose content is a guaranteed source of confusion. But regardless of which lucozade product is in question, it's definitely no longer a high sugar drink and there's no good reason for diabetics to use it. "Lift" is a good product for treating hypos with 15g glucose; and there are several low sugar drinks available such as water or any of the "diet" drinks when sugar is not needed. I would suggest to get your mother drinks where the sugar content is clear to all, rather than depending on (possibly jaded) junior doctors to be up-to-date on the ever-evolving soft drinks industry.
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