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Could diabetic patients take glucon D?

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Hello, Is it safe to use Glucon D or similar product for Diabetes patients?
Posted Fri, 29 Nov 2013 in Diabetes
 
 
Answered by Dr. Shehzad Topiwala 1 hour later
Brief Answer: Yes Detailed Answer: Glucon D is pure sugar. In small quantities it will not affect blood glucose levels. However if consumed in large quantities it will raise blood sugar levels significantly. So if a person with diabetes has a low sugar reaction then taking about 15-20 grams of glucon D will raise the sugar back to normal range, although the individual should consume s proper meal soon to prevent the sugar from dropping again.
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Follow-up: Could diabetic patients take glucon D? 3 minutes later
What if the person is having problem of high sugar level in his blood. If this person is not having stemina to walk, can glucon d help him?
 
 
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Brief Answer: No Detailed Answer: If a person with diabetes has high sugars, it is not a good idea to expect benefit from consuming glucon D frequently. It is not likely to improve stamina either
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Thank you Doc.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Shehzad Topiwala 4 days later
Brief Answer: you are welcome Detailed Answer: Wish you good luck
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