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Sweeteners making BG rise

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Lydiagoodman93, Mar 9, 2021.

  1. Lydiagoodman93

    Lydiagoodman93 · Member

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    I’m so confused... I’ve just had the libre fitted and I can see now that sweeteners are causing my BG levels to spike.... I thought sweeteners weren’t supposed to effect levels?! Has any one else had this?
     
  2. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Master

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    Hi @Lydiagoodman93

    It seems to be a very personal thing. I’m fine with erythritol and xylitol but anything else - especially maltitol - do make my sugars rise. Sometimes significantly. That’s one of the values of the Libre, picking up things that may be missed by finger pricks.
     
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  3. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Expert
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    Hi @Lydiagoodman93
    Firstly, it's important to know what your 'sweeteners' are made from. I say this because I once had a massive spike from a sweetener that was presented at a hotel breakfast table. Turned out to be dextrose and I hadn't read the label.

    I've seen many posts from people who've written that sweeteners have made them high. Some people just seem to react badly to them.
     
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