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13 Sep 2007

sucrose absorbsion in diabetics
In our line of work we test and taste many food products in development.
My question would be how much sucrose is digested in the mouth
as I am a diabetic and even though the tasting is done and then
spat into a cup, some of the lines ( ie high carb/sugared desserts)
would be a no-no for diabetics.
Is this critical?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Diabetic
Even the SA and USA Diabetic Associations permit diabetics (types 1 and 2) to use small quantities of sucrose or table sugar in their diet as part of their portion and meal prescription. I do not think that tasting and then spitting out sugared foods will affect your blood glucose or insulin levels, as the quantity of sugar that may be absorbed in the mouth is small. I trust that you have seen a dietitian for an individually tailored diabetic prescription? if not then please do so as the correct diet is one of the most important factors in the treatment of diabetes. Visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area.
Best regards
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