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Wartime rations

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Ruthiecbrown, Mar 15, 2020.

  1. Ruthiecbrown

    Ruthiecbrown Gestational · Newbie

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    Found this really interesting. Just been reading about wartime rations and apparently diabetics could surrender their sugar ration allowance for more butter meat and cheese.
     
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    kaylz91 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Not very sensible IMO xx
     
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    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Why?
     
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  4. kaylz91

    kaylz91 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well for those of us that heavily rely on sugar at times, butter, meat and cheese certainly wont get me out of a hypo!
     
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    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    Do you have a link, for the source, please, @Ruthiecbrown ?
    It would be of interest to those who follow low carb way of eating.
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I do not think enemy submarine captains / crews would not target ships because it was carrying sugar as cargo because it was hypo fix for diabetics

    That was the whole idea of rationing sharing the resources available with the greater amount in need.

    Diabetics had a 1 pound of lollies and also 1 pound of sugar, 2 pound of marmalade ration to last a month so they were not denied anything really.
     
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    HSSS Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn’t it have been optional rather than compulsory? Or able to have been varied as needed? Or swapped with plenty willing to gain extra sugar
     
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    If you look at the table listing supplementary allowances etc. you'll find that there was a sugar allowance for hypos:

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    Did I read somewhere we need to carry 6 grammes of sugar in our bloodstream? If so 450 grammes per week above seems a lot just to reverse hypo
     
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