How often do you use urine glucose strips to check soft drinks ordered at restaurants?
Rarely or never 37% 248 Sometimes 6% 43 Most of the time 1% 11 All the time 1% 10 I didn't know about testing drinks like this 53% 352
How often do you use urine glucose strips to check soft drinks ordered at restaurants?Poll dates: December 19 - 26, 1999
Total Votes: 664
Unexplained high blood sugars after eating out at a restaurant might be caused by a regular soft drink being served instead of a diet soft drink. Sometimes servers mix up orders, and sometimes regular drinks are dispensed from diet taps.
An old trick to determine if a diet drink is really sugar-free is to place a drop of the soft drink on a urine test strip that checks for sugar. A change in color indicates sugar in the drink.
Last Updated: Wednesday March 16, 2005 16:36:26
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