Use of slow release starch (SRS) to treat hypoglycaemia in type 1 diabetics

Xin Qi, Margaret Band, Richard F. Tester, John R. Piggott, Steve J. Hurel

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The purpose of this paper is to evaluate if slow release starch (SRS) could be used to control/limit hypoglycaemia in type 1 diabetics. Ten type-1 diabetic volunteers were fitted with continuous glucose monitors for two periods of 3 days when undertaking their normal routine or when consuming 60¿g SRS before sleep. The average number of nocturnal hypoglycaemic episodes where no SRS was consumed over 3 days was 2.7¿±¿2.0 but only 0.7¿±¿1.1 after SRS consumption before sleep. The duration of these events was equivalent to 318¿±¿282 and 140¿±¿337¿min, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-234
Number of pages7
JournalNutrition and Food Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


  • hypoglycaemia
  • diabetes
  • food science
  • slow release starch


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