My 3 1/2 year old daughter has hypoglycemia. Her doctor has prescribed, among other things, corn starch at bed time to keep sugar levels up through the night so she doesn't seize again. How does corn starch keep sugar levels up?
Corn starch (raw) is commonly used for this purpose. It is broken down more slowly and so keeps the blood sugars from dipping too low. It is in fact the ingredient in the commercially available product NiteBite, which has come on the market for use with people with diabetes to keep blood sugars from dropping too low overnight.
Original posting 11 Feb 98
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:56
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