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  1. susan f
    susan f March 30, 2013 at 11:54 am | | Reply

    I hate sugar alcohols. I would much rather be given ‘real’ candy (as long as it comes with carbohydrate info) and eat it in moderation, than play the guessing game of how much to bolus for sugar alcohols.

    It’s easier to bolus for a known entity (carbs) than a vague ‘your mileage may vary’ absorption of sugar alcohols.

  2. Tim Steinert
    Tim Steinert March 30, 2013 at 6:33 pm | | Reply

    One of my favorite things to do is contrast sugar-free products with the sugar-full ones. I walked into See’s Candy store and looked at the Peanut Brittle, because a customer had just bought a few boxes of sugar-free. Checking the boxes, the sugar-free Peanut Brittle had more carbs than the sugar-full version!

  3. Janice Longobardi
    Janice Longobardi March 30, 2013 at 10:11 pm | | Reply

    Thanks for pointing out,that we should not be getting between the child and their parents.Often we grandparents need to be reminded although, It is done with good intentions.
    Hopefully she can use my website and get a free Diabetic Recipe book and make a dessert or snack at.

    Nurse Janice

  4. Ben
    Ben August 3, 2013 at 9:41 am | | Reply

    Corn syrup should not be confused with high fructose corn syrup. Regular sugar (granulated sugar) is a fructose and a glucose bound together. Corn syrup is mostly glucose and glucose chains. high fructose corn syrup has more fructose than glucose.

    You digest fructose in your liver, which is what makes it different from glucose.

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