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Question:

From Mexico:

Can someone with diabetes drink "agua miel," the juice of the sugar cane?

Answer:

Agua Miel contains cane sugar or sucrose, which is readily broken down to glucose and promptly absorbed. The sugar content presumably varies with the manner of preparation and it should not be allowed as a refreshment between meals unless there is evidence of hypoglycemia. There is no particular objection to agua miel taken with meals that are covered by insulin and on a regular basis so that the effect on blood sugar can be assessed.

DO'B

Original posting 12 Aug 97

  
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