The glycaemic effect of simple sugars in mid-morning and afternoon snacks in childhood diabetes
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Eighteen diabetic children ate three different snacks (free sucrose, sucrose plus fibre, fructose plus fibre) or had no snack on each of 4 mornings. Subsequently 10 children from this group took a standard snack (free sucrose) or no snack on two afternoons. In other respects the day of testing was standardised, the children going to school as normal and collecting their blood spots on filter paper for glucose analysis. There was no difference in the blood glucose profiles between different snacks or when no snack was taken either in the mornings or afternoon. This suggests both that moderate amounts of simple sugar do not have a detrimental effect on glycaemic control and that snacks can generally be omitted without serious hypoglycaemic problems.
Key wordsDiabetes Sucrose Fructose Diet
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