I got served a “sugar-bomb” at a restaurant about a month ago, believing I had Diet Dr Pepper, when in fact, it was regular Dr. Pepper. My nose was stuffed up, and I couldn’t taste the difference.
I’m sure this happens to everyone once and a while.
I found I can use a brix refractometer (about $14 on ebay) to reliably test for any type of sugar (fructose, sucrose, dextrose, glucose, lactose, …) in a drink with this device.
I’ve tried using BG test strips, but this simply doesn’t produce reliable results.
I just wanted to share this with my fellow T1D sufferers.
If anyone else has other “tricks” to detect non-diet drinks, I would love to hear about them.
Check it out…