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Fructose is bad. Is Dextrose bad?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 05, 2011 at 1:00 AM

So the general concensus is that fructose is bad, however, as a type 1 diabetic, I commonly use fruit to correct hypoglycemic episodes. Would I benefit from switching to pure dextrose even though pure dextrose comes from processing?

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on August 27, 2011
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is this also a portable way to kill food cravings to prevent cheating?

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on May 19, 2011
at 05:01 AM

good old Google. Thanks. I looked at these as I had them around as a kid, but they seem to have a bunch of binders and stuff that I ideally don't want. I guess I could accomplish the same effect with a teaspoon of dextrose which is glucose in a different form. Take a teaspoon and see how much it raises my BS.

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on May 05, 2011
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So is it better than fructose in regards to metobolic derrangement and body fat vs lean muscle formation?

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on May 19, 2011
at 04:12 AM

Use Glucose Tabs or Glucose Syrup. I am a follower of Dr. Bernstein and Dr. Rosedale. Dr. Bernstein is a stickler for precision. Glucose is what you need to bring your glucose in your blood up. It is the fastest. It is precise. 4 gram tabs bring my BS up 20 points. No more. Check your BS, take a tab, check it again 30 minutes later. You now know how much 4 grams will bring you up...within 5 minutes. Keep them on you at all times, in the car, in the workplace etc. Keep glucose syrup on you too. Instrucyt your loved ones how to administer the tabs and syrup in case you are unconcious. If you are high fat/moderate protein/low carb...you will not need induystrial dosages of insulin and will not suffer severe lows. Even Dr. Bernstein uses 2 tabs per day to correct. If you use fruit, rice syrup etc....there is no way to know how high you will go. No you are a dog chasing his own tail trying to get your BS back in the normal range. Plus it is too slow. Thank you Kamal for the plug. I stumbled upon this by Googling my name.

6371f0ae0c075ded1b8cd30aafd4bf16

on May 19, 2011
at 05:01 AM

good old Google. Thanks. I looked at these as I had them around as a kid, but they seem to have a bunch of binders and stuff that I ideally don't want. I guess I could accomplish the same effect with a teaspoon of dextrose which is glucose in a different form. Take a teaspoon and see how much it raises my BS.

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on August 27, 2011
at 02:56 PM

is this also a portable way to kill food cravings to prevent cheating?

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on May 05, 2011
at 03:30 AM

Dextrose (simple sugar) and maltodextrin (technically a complex carb) are at the top of the glycemic index heap, although I believe maltodextrin produces a slightly higher insulin spike.

But to answer your question, correcting hypoglycemic episodes is more of an endocronologist thing, perhaps. What does your doctor say? I don't really know if there is a substantial need for the absolute fastest way to get sugar into your blood for type I diabetics. There are a couple diabetics on here though, and one (Andre Chimene) I think has done some actual diabetes research. Maybe they'll chime in.

One good resource for comparing powdered carbs is bodybuilding forums. Dextrose vs maltodextrin vs waxy maze vs carbs+BCAAs...they're all of interest to those looking to get super hugely jacked.

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on May 05, 2011
at 03:16 AM

Were I similarly afflicted, I would use organic rice syrup as it's probably a little less processed and likely almost as effective. If it were a severe episode I'd just use whatever's fastest, which would be dextrose.

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on May 05, 2011
at 03:13 AM

Dextrose is just the form of glucose that can be digested (the right-handed stereoisomer). As I understand it, hypoglycemia is a lack of glucose, so dextrose would be the most directly-effective way to correct it.

Don't worry about processing. Anything in a purified form is going to have some processing involved.

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on May 05, 2011
at 02:00 PM

So is it better than fructose in regards to metobolic derrangement and body fat vs lean muscle formation?

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