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Effects of laxatives/stool softeners on...
2 years ago  ::  Mar 12, 2013 - 11:04PM #2
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HI BRIDGETTE, I am Peg, 64 years old, type 2 diabetes taking victoza and metformin, husband is type 1 juvenile with pump; Concerning laxatives, the nurse told me that when some have problems they reach for sugar free candy , the sugar alcohol causes a solution.  I don't do that, what I use is light yogurt daily.  The activia is good, but it's also a little strong for me, but the yogurt works.  I just work it into my diet plan.

2 years ago  ::  Jan 04, 2013 - 2:56PM #1
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66 years old, female, mild type 2 since Dec. 2010, no medications, controlled with diet and excercise

I am trying to get more information on the effects of stool softeners and laxatives on glucose levels, primarily whether or not they will/can/may raise FBS levels.

Following are the products I have researched without much success:

Stool softeners:
Dextrin (labeled as sugar free)
Docusate Sodium

Magnesium Hydroxide
Mineral oil

I tried Polyethylene Glycol 3350 (generic Miralax) and it did raise the FBS by about 20% after the 2nd day of use. I then found information that this product can have this effect.

Any information, recommendation or advice is greatly appreciated.

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