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Old 04-06-2015, 05:53   #11
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Originally Posted by jd10135 View Post
As a matter of fact,I wonder if high BG isnt a feature of hangovers.
I used to have the same symptoms of a "high" & borrowed the term 'comfortably numb' from Pink Floyd.

An alcoholic high is different from a BG high metabolically. I think BG actually drops & pH rises.

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I used to have the same symptoms of a "high" & borrowed the term 'comfortably numb' from Pink Floyd.

An alcoholic high is different from a BG high metabolically. I think BG actually drops & pH rises.
A hangover is mainly a result of severe dehydration in the brain. Since high BG also causes dehydration, there could be similarities in how it feels. I've never been drunk, so I'm not personally familiar with hangovers, but I hear they are terrible.

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I can confirm that a hangover and severe hyperglycaemia feel much the same and I suspect it's largely down to the dehydration common to both issues. Having either issue on a regular basis is certainly not a good idea! is offline  
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Sweeteners are tricky. I find my own tolerance seems to rotate among sweetener types. Sometimes they spike, sometimes don't. I test every time I use one, and I try not to use any one sweetener too often.

Mostly, however, I've grown less and less interested in using them at all.

(I never liked Crystal Light, for which I am humbly grateful.)

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I used the drink a quart of crystal light every day, before I was diagnosed type 2 in feb. 2015... I have had a few glasses since then and it tastes funny to me now.. I didnt see any bg rise from it but doubt I will have it any more as the taste is yucky..
I much prefer my own homemade lemon water with 1 pack of stevia per 3 glasses. very refreshing and also no bg rise.

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Since my husband is sensitive to artificial sweeteners (and is diabetic), he sticks to True Lemon mixes. There are several flavor varieties and they are sweetened with stevia.

Me, I'm just trying to break the diet soda habit - I do way too much of the stuff. I can drink unsweetened Ice Tea - so there's my caffeine fix for the morning... I really think there may be something to the thought that artificial sweeteners do more harm than good. (fully an opinion, no scientific research here).

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GI of maltodextrin is as high (or higher) than table sugar.

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