282.glucose Moderated discussion and help for gluten free, coeliac, celiac, wheat allergies or intolerance, Cookery and recipes part 2

glucose syrup: from Chris on 2007-07-19

I'm quoting this from Wikipedia, so take it as you will.



"The more general term glucose syrup is often used synonymously with corn syrup, since glucose syrup is most commonly made from corn starch.[3] Technically though, glucose syrup is any liquid starch hydrolysate of mono, di, and higher saccharides[4] and can be made from starch from any source, of which wheat, rice and potatoes are the most common sources."



So as glucose is a naturally occurring sugar in the body, when it goes through the processing phase (to create the syrup) it is modified to be a substance that can certainly cause illness.

Glucose tolerance test: from Peter on 2007-07-19

A glucose tolerance test is a test to see how quickly the body is able to remove glucose from the bloodstream. High levels of glucose in the bloodstream can cause a lot of tissue damage. This test is done mostly to diagnose diabetes.
You will occasionally see this test referred to incorrectly as a glucose intolerance test.

glucose syrup: from Sophie on 2007-10-01

Thanks for the reply....very helpfull. i am sure the milk which contains Glucose Syrup could be the culprit for my Sons pains, the older he gets the less milk he is having and the better he is ...could just be a coincidence.

I cannot eliminate his milk completely as his diet is so so restricted

DOES ANYONE KNOW OF A GLUCOSE "SYRUP" INTOLERANCE TEST??

Many thanks

glucose syrup: from Kevin on 2007-10-10

Its call a glucose tolerance test. It's purpose is to test for chronic low blood sugar

glucose syrup: from Dai on 2008-09-27

I believe last post is a red herring, IIUC the Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT) is to test for (generally) diabetes and involves measurement of blood sugar, consumption of glucose then re-test of blood sugar.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glucose_tolerance_test



This is specifically to test your bodies reaction to blood sugar e.g. if you have diabetes you may not produce enough insulin and blood sugar level will stay high.



What is being asked about here is a glucose allergy type test, during a standard GTT you would not be tested for any reaction to the glucose other than blood sugar level afaik?



IANAD, but HTH

glucose syrup: from Jane on 2008-12-11

Hi, I'm not sure on the dates of this post, but I just came across it. Here is something I found. Note that glucose syrup sourced from wheat now has to be labeled as such.



Also--- logically speaking, it's way more likely your son is reacting to either the casien (protein) or lactose (sugar) in milk, rather than the glucose syrup. Dairy intolerance is quite common, reactions to either of the above- I'd try removing the most likely culprit from his diet first. You mention that as his milk consumption decreases as he gets older.. he is feeling better. This supports that.

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As an aside, I have tested casein intolerant, and I react to it by getting stomach cramps. I don't completely avoid it, but eat very little- as much as two slices of cheese will bother me. I still have cream in my coffee, but that's one to two cups per week, a minimal amount- that is IT).



What is glucose syrup and where is it made from ?

Glucose syrup is a solution (up to 80\%) of glucose (dextrose) in water. It is normally obtained by enzymatic hydrolysis of starch, which is a polymer of glucose. Starch from wheat, corn, potato or any other plant can be used for this purpose. The origin of the starch does not have to be labelled and can only be provided by the producer.



**However, due to new EU legislation on allergens, glucose syrup derived from wheat has to be labelled as such. ********



Glucose syrup is less sweet as normal sugar, but has several technological advantages in the food industry.




glucose syrup: from pauline on 2009-02-26

Please could anyone help me. My son is a diabetic & we use glucose syrup when he has a hypo as he is allergic to the hypostop that is normally used for this. At the moment we can not get hold of any in the chemist. If anyone knows of where i can get some i would be very grateful & dont mind buying over the internet

glucose syrup: from Peter on 2009-02-26

Tesco used to sell glucose syrup in the cookery section.
You should be able to get it in Boots are other chain of chemists

glucose syrup: from Emma Briton on 2011-07-30

The understanding that i have, both personally n from reading, which i believe to be true, is that most glucose contains wheat, some corn but more commonly wheat. So the reaction may not be the glucose itself, but the wheat in the glucose, i avoid any glucose, unless stated as being derived from corn