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Author Jenkins, D. J. ♦ Wolever, T. M. ♦ Nineham, R. ♦ Taylor, R. ♦ Metz, G. L. ♦ Bacon, S. ♦ Hockaday, T. D.
Source British Medical Journal (The BMJ)
Content type Text
Publisher British Medical Journal Publishing Group
File Format HTM / HTML
Language English
Abstract Nine diabetic patients who were receiving various treatments supplemented their normal home diets (two patients) or metabolic ward diets (seven patients) with guar crispbread for five days. Their mean urinary glucose excretion fell significantly by 38% during the last two days. A significant fall in fasting blood glucose concentration of 1.1 +/- 0.4 mmol/1 (19.8 +/- 7.2 mg/100 ml) was seen only in those who took guar after the control period. Over eight weeks' treatment insulin dosage was reduced by 21% in five patients, and home testing showed that glycosuria was reduced by 68% in six patients. Guar crispbread is likely to be a useful adjunct to diabetic treatment irrespective of the type of treatment or insulin dosage used.
Description Citation Reference: British Medical Journal
ISSN 00071447
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1978-12-23
e-ISSN 14685833
Journal British Medical Journal (The BMJ)
Volume Number 2
Issue Number 6154
Page Count 3
Starting Page 1744
Ending Page 1746


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Source: British Medical Journal (The BMJ)