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My son is 14 years old. He was diagnosed 3 years ago. He is a runner. He just joined his high school's cross country team. They are running 4, 5, somhigh school's cross country team. They are running 4, 5, sometimes 6 miles a day. It is hard for him to finish school at 2:15 and start practice at 2:30 without eating something to get him through all the running. He also can't eat to much at 2:15 or he would feel sick and get stomach cramps.

Would a Zbar eaten earlier in the day do anything to help him during this afternoon run? We would greatly appreciate any suggestions or help. Thank you.


Although the new products with uncooked cornstarch (Zbars and NiteBite) are being marketed to prevent nighttime low blood sugars, theoretically they should also be useful as pre-exercise snacks. The only way to see if they work is to try them and be prepared for a low blood sugar should it occur while running. If your child is able to eat while he runs, another possibility would be to eat frequent small quantities of concentrated carbohydrate while he runs (something easy to pop in his mouth that he can't choke on or small frequent sips of juice or Gatorade).


Original posting 16 Sep 96


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