Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
May 23, 2004
Question from Church Hill, Tennessee, USA:
What are Polyols? Where can we get more information about them? Do they affect blood sugars sooner or later?
Polyols are chemicals, derived from sugar, which have a chemical structure that actually resembles that seen in alcohol. But, you cannot get intoxicated in the usual sense. While they are technically “sugar-free, ” they are not completely calorie-free. In large quantities, taken by mouth, they can easily cause diarrhea.