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One of the cartoons you recently published, where a character eats chocolate because his sugar is too low, gave the wrong message. Chocolate should not be used for treating hypoglycemia. There is too much fat in it for it to be effective.
I would not have included that cartoon in your magazine as it may have given the wrong impression that chocolate is used to treat hypoglycemia.
Linda Cohen, RN, MSN, MPH, CDE
Assistant Director of Nursing
Downstate Medical Center
(Editor's Note: Nurse Cohen makes a good point — Chocolate may take longer to raise BG's than other choices. Most recommend that the fastest way to increase BG's is my taking glucose tablets or gel.)
10 comments - Mar 1, 2008
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