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In my grueling research, I just came across this. Knowing that there is a special sugar present in avocados that restricts insulin production, I did some research and found out what it is and that a company in Switzerland has been able to isolate the sugar for usage in a supplement. The sugar is called D-MANNOKETOHEPTOSE. I am going contact them for information since you need to register on their site to view product information and will let everyone know what I find out. If this is really what I think it is, we may have a natural way to control sugar drops without worrying about any nasty side-effects. Here is their website:

http://www.biosynth.com/
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replied September 20th, 2007
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replied September 21st, 2007
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Too bad they don't seem to sell it to anyone but a lab.
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replied September 26th, 2007
Stan, have you tried this yourself? I want to buy some.
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replied June 28th, 2015
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They sell glucost tablets for emergencies........you have to have 3 meals a day with 3 snacks...........you can't skip meals...........alcohol can make your sugar drop.
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replied September 26th, 2007
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No, like I said, they don't seem to want to sell it to anyone but a laboratory. I know that it does work, though, because it's in avocados, just not in this large of an amount. Not sure what a synthesized version would do, but that's what this is.
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replied October 14th, 2015
So instead of eating yogurt every night before bed and every a.m. as in the Krimmel plan could eating avocadoes replace it?
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replied November 8th, 2007
Googled it...and nothing.

Stan, Do you have anything new on this, like when we may be able to get our hands on this
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replied January 1st, 2008
Here is a link for information on D-MANNOKETOHEPTOSE

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin /abstract/109907312/ABSTRACT?CRETRY=1& SRETRY=0

http://72.14.205.104/search?q=cache:J7GZhP LhsbMJ:www.bpi.da.gov.ph/Publications/mp/p df/a/avocado.pdf+D-MANNOKETOHEPTOSE&hl =en&ct=clnk&cd=4&gl=us

I googled it & came up with alot of links. If you cut & paste it from above, make sure the . was not included in the paste.
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replied April 21st, 2008
I found this website while browsing google for this D-manno. It seems this group has patented a dietary supplement that can reduce fasting insulin levels to 0.

However, it is published in 2005 and is not peer reviewed.

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Compared to the baseline obtained at the beginning of the study, average levels of fasting serum insulin were 26.41% lower at the end of study. Fasting serum glucose levels were an insignificant 1.52% higher at the end of the study, indicating that the significant suppression of fasting insulin in response to MH did not induce an increase in serum glucose or the development of hyperglycemia.

In response to a same-day glucose challenge, serum glucose and insulin levels increased as expected. Three hours after administering one dose of MH, serum insulin levels were, on average, 22.4% lower than the baseline fasting insulin levels obtained just four hours earlier. Average glucose levels increased an insignificant 1.92%. This same-day test of study subjects demonstrated that the immediate insulin suppressing effect of MH does not result in an increase in serum glucose or in the development of acute hyperglycemia.

The serum glucose averages excluded one study participant who was hypoglycemic when entering the study, but became normalglycemic in response to using the MH compound. This desirable therapeutic benefit may have occurred in response to the normalization of insulin metabolism induced by the MH.


It is very sketchy to me still though. They have 1 hypo person in the experiment, but there are so many types (fasting, reactive) hypo, what effect will this have on each?
anyways, heres the link:

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/6896914.h tml

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Previously, the potential usefulness of this seven-carbon ketogenated sugar has been limited by its unpleasant side effects (e.g., diarrhea, nausea) and poor absorption on oral administration. There are problems with unpleasant side-effects, and problems of transient hypoglycemia. Scientists have believed that orally administered mannoheptulose was limited to the extent which it could be absorbed in man, because of its laxative effect when orally administered. This effect is most likely an osmotic effect, similar to that of mannitol. Mannoheptulose has been shown to lower fasting and glucose stimulated peak insulin release in mammals including man.


i found this weird since why would low insulin produce hypo symptoms? but this peak/fasting insulin inhibition is definitely something interesting.

Here is the US patent website:
http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser? Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL& ;p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm &r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=6896914.P N.&OS=PN/6896914&RS=PN/6896914
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replied April 24th, 2009
Lentils is a natural blood stablizer
I was doing research on-line today. I found out that eating Lentils in your diet is a natural blood sugar level stablizer, It occording to the report help keep spikes from occuring in your blood surgar levels. The report goes on to say, it does not matter what color the Lentils are they all work. They are a good source of fiber and iron, and they stablize the blood sugar levels.
Anyone else explore this avenue in food?
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replied August 20th, 2013
Lentils are a great source of carbohydrates but as someone with reactive hypoglycemia, I knew that I had to eliminate some foods in the beginning that would be good for me later like fruit, legumes/lentils, and some sweet vegetables like sweet potatoes. People with Reactive Hypoglycemia are very sensitive to ANYTHING containing sugar, but of course that depends on your own sensitivity to foods. The best thing for me to do was eliminate all known sugars even some natural ones until I reversed my condition. Otherwise, I would have just continued to feed a sugar problem with more sugar, not giving my body time to adjust to using healthy foods like vegetables, protein sources, and healthy fats as energy instead of refined sugars.
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replied April 28th, 2009
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Lentils
can you provide the source for the information about Lentils stabilizing blood sugar?
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replied April 29th, 2009
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This is just one reason I found my news about the Lentils being a natural blood stablizer.

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replied April 29th, 2009
Here is some of what it said......
Lentils are also powerful blood sugar stabilizers. Anyone prone to insulin resistance, hypoglycemia or diabetes can be helped by eating lentils, since they normalize blood sugar levels while providing the body with a steady stream of energy
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replied April 29th, 2009
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I wonder
what would be the effect of sprouted lentils.
We all know that sprouted grains or bread made with sprouted grains is not only healthier, but easier to tolerate for someone with Reactive Hypoglycemia.

Lentils are the easiest things to sprouts.
You just rinse them twice a day while leaving them in a jar. You have pretty long thin sprouts in a matter of two days.
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replied February 13th, 2010
I saw the posts about the sugar found in avocado, D-MANNOKETOHEPTOSE, and it's effects on insulin production. I had heard it was good for hypoglycemia, which I have, so I started eating it every morning in my smoothie - about 1/2 an avocado per day. I've been doing this for at least three months. I decided to check my glucose levels which I do occasionally just to make sure I'm not becoming diabetic or pre-diabetic, and my sugars upon waking up in the morning were at diabetic levels! One day they were 129 and the next 149. I stopped eating the avocados and my levels fell to 106. I think that the supression of insulin production caused by the avocados caused my blood sugar levels to go up, so I'm thinking it might not be so good for hypoglycemia unless you are sure that excess insulin production is truly your problem. Just wondering if anyone else has had this experience?
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replied March 29th, 2010
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Hello 52805280,

I found exactly the same issue. My sugar used to be normal. I found out eating avacados can jack up my HDL and reduce LDL. While the cholestrol levels were little bit affected in a positive manner, mu sugar came to be 128.
I completly freaked out, from 92 to 128, what the heck.
Drop the avacados for a month, went back for test, sugar is normal around 90s.

I will turn to pecans and onions for raising HDL.
What a ride that was..........
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replied October 9th, 2012
I am telling my own problem. Now I understand my problem was due to skipping meals and taking diamicron at that time. It was in 2009. I was feeling shaky, internal tremor and eye blurriness but no hunger. I measured the sugar but it was not that low to be hypoglycemic. I could not understand that it was hypoglycemia. Each time this attack came, I went to hospital, they tested blood but could not find any hypoglycemia or any trouble. Family physician could not understand it, she rather sent me to heart specialist, but found nothing. Sugar was 8 o 8.5 mmol. But I saw only a quarter of diamicron could keep the sugar in that range. I reduced to diamicron dose. I was constantly feeling shaky tremor and panic. After two months, Doctor stopped diamicron, I was feeling little better, but sugar went high, 15 to 18 mmol. Doctor could not understand what to do.After a month, I saw as sugar goes lower than 10 mmol, it dropped at higher rate, I was feeling serious hypo and this time with hunger. but sugar was 10 or 9.5 not less that. I started eating every three hours mostly vegetables with one quarter pita bread. But I was feeling constant tremor and eye blurriness. One day I ate little white rice, sugar dropped to 8mmol from 15 suddenly. Blood pressure went high, feeling very panicking. I went to hospital emergency but they could give me any clue why it was happening. They forced me to leave the hospital. As the sugar was going down to 8 mmol range, I started eating chicken and fish mostly along with vegetables. I was very afraid to eat carbohydate because then, a little of it making a sudden drop. However due eating mostly chicken and fish, sugar stablized from 8 to 11 mmmol ranges. Tremor and panic reduced. Still I was in need of medicine, but DOCTOR did not give any medicine. I was trying to add more carbs but could not because I have no medicine. In this way another 7 months past, sugar was going again high. I went to dietician, the told to eat more carbs, but how ? Because no medicine. Without eating carbs, sugar went too high again. Liver was releasing all those. I started eating some carbs. Sugar came down from 20 to 15 again without medicine. I went to DOCTOR to prescribe medicine to lower. She prescribed ACTOS. But the medicine would not reduce sugar untill one month passed. I requested her to give Insuline instead. NOw I am taking HUmalog 25 units three time and Lantus 32 units. Sugar is not low any time. Now I eat brown rice plus three times vetables with it three times a day and little skim milk in between each meal. Diastolic blood pressure goes below 60 sometimes. Now sugar remains within 7 to 11. After eating as sugar increases, I feel tremor and eye blurriness. I cannot eat lentils or any nuts. How I could internal tremor feeling?

I need some suggestions, How could I improve.

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replied October 9th, 2012
I am telling my own problem. Now I understand my problem was due to skipping meals and taking diamicron at that time. It was in 2009. I was feeling shaky, internal tremor and eye blurriness but no hunger. I measured the sugar but it was not that low to be hypoglycemic. I could not understand that it was hypoglycemia. Each time this attack came, I went to hospital, they tested blood but could not find any hypoglycemia or any trouble. Family physician could not understand it, she rather sent me to heart specialist, but found nothing. Sugar was 8 o 8.5 mmol. But I saw only a quarter of diamicron could keep the sugar in that range. I reduced to diamicron dose. I was constantly feeling shaky tremor and panic. After two months, Doctor stopped diamicron, I was feeling little better, but sugar went high, 15 to 18 mmol. Doctor could not understand what to do.After a month, I saw as sugar goes lower than 10 mmol, it dropped at higher rate, I was feeling serious hypo and this time with hunger. but sugar was 10 or 9.5 not less that. I started eating every three hours mostly vegetables with one quarter pita bread. But I was feeling constant tremor and eye blurriness. One day I ate little white rice, sugar dropped to 8mmol from 15 suddenly. Blood pressure went high, feeling very panicking. I went to hospital emergency but they could give me any clue why it was happening. They forced me to leave the hospital. As the sugar was going down to 8 mmol range, I started eating chicken and fish mostly along with vegetables. I was very afraid to eat carbohydate because then, a little of it making a sudden drop. However due eating mostly chicken and fish, sugar stablized from 8 to 11 mmmol ranges. Tremor and panic reduced. Still I was in need of medicine, but DOCTOR did not give any medicine. I was trying to add more carbs but could not because I have no medicine. In this way another 7 months past, sugar was going again high. I went to dietician, the told to eat more carbs, but how ? Because no medicine. Without eating carbs, sugar went too high again. Liver was releasing all those. I started eating some carbs. Sugar came down from 20 to 15 again without medicine. I went to DOCTOR to prescribe medicine to lower. She prescribed ACTOS. But the medicine would not reduce sugar untill one month passed. I requested her to give Insuline instead. NOw I am taking HUmalog 25 units three time and Lantus 32 units. Sugar is not low any time. Now I eat brown rice plus three times vetables with it three times a day and little skim milk in between each meal. Diastolic blood pressure goes below 60 sometimes. Now sugar remains within 7 to 11. After eating as sugar increases, I feel tremor and eye blurriness. I cannot eat lentils or any nuts. How I could internal tremor feeling?

I need some suggestions, How could I improve.

Shapla
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replied November 26th, 2012
Let me add some more informations. I am very reactive to tyramine rich foods. Avaocadoes, spinach, peanuts, walnuts, almonds, process cheese, yeast, dead fish increases my blood pressure suddenly at the start of sleep. Some times, if I am late in eating, I feel trouble. If I exercise aq bit seriously, blood sugar drops quickly.

My normal feelings are not very normal.
Overall adrenal might falfunctioning. Expecting some suggestions,
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replied November 26th, 2012
Let me add some more informations. I am very reactive to tyramine rich foods. Avaocadoes, spinach, peanuts, walnuts, almonds, process cheese, yeast, dead fish increases my blood pressure suddenly at the start of sleep. Some times, if I am late in eating, I feel trouble. If I exercise aq bit seriously, blood sugar drops quickly.

My normal feelings are not very normal.
Overall adrenal might falfunctioning. Expecting some suggestions,
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replied March 4th, 2013
Have you looked into histamine intolerance?
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