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Old 03-06-2015, 15:56   #1
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I've been really busy lately and haven't been here much except to browse a few recipes (I love that section!), but I do have a quick and slightly embarrassing question...

I've been having a lot of issues with gas, and prior to my diagnosis, I would've just popped a couple of Gas-X, but now I read the labels on everything, and it says consult a doctor if you're Diabetic, which makes me just hedge in using it at all. Is there any particular gas remedy that anyone here finds effective, and is safe for us to use? Any info is much appreciated, thanks!!

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I believe the issue for diabetics is the dextrose and maltodextrin contained in the product. I have, on occasion, emailed a manufacturer of a product that lists any carbs/sugars and asked how many grams of carbs are in it. Sometimes the amount 1-2g is low enough to factor into my meals and be just fine.

Other times I go looking for the "active ingredient" in another form that may not contain any carbs.

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I use Gas-X and it works well for me. Are you taking metformin? That med can cause gas if you take it without food.

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I use Gas-X and it works well for me. Are you taking metformin? That med can cause gas if you take it without food.
Yes, I take 500mg Metformin after dinner every evening, and then I take 1.2 Victoza before bed. I have never taken the Metformin on an empty stomach.

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As a general rule with OTC meds I find - at least where I live - liquids and gel caps tend to have fewer carby ingredients.

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Adopting the LCHF way-of-eating was my solution to excess intestinal gas. After several months, I realized I had lost all the bloating/crampy/burpy/farty symptoms I'd had all my life.

Until you can get well enough established on LCHF, I would say especially avoid foods high in fiber, starches & sugars. These sugars are especially offensive - raffinose (this one is new to me - it is a trisaccharide consisting of fructose, glucose & galactose and is the gas-producing component in the brassica family of vegetables - cabbage, broccoli, etc., in legumes, and most notably - whole grains), lactose, fructose, sorbitol.

Eat slowly so you aren't swallowing air, and don't drink water with your food. If you need to, try drinking a glass of water before you eat - say 30 minutes before the meal.




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Adopting the LCHF way-of-eating was my solution to excess intestinal gas. After several months, I realized I had lost all the bloating/crampy/burpy/farty symptoms I'd had all my life.

Until you can get well enough established on LCHF, I would say especially avoid foods high in fiber, starches & sugars. These sugars are especially offensive - raffinose (this one is new to me - it is a trisaccharide consisting of fructose, glucose & galactose and is the gas-producing component in the brassica family of vegetables - cabbage, broccoli, etc., in legumes, and most notably - whole grains), lactose, fructose, sorbitol.

Eat slowly so you aren't swallowing air, and don't drink water with your food. If you need to, try drinking a glass of water before you eat - say 30 minutes before the meal.
Hi Shanny,

Thanks for the tips. I have actually been following LCHF for about three months now, and I am rather fond of Brussels Sprouts and the like, which makes sense. I am guilty of eating fast, so I definitely will take pains to slow down and try waiting to drink. Thanks again!

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