This isn't an Omnipod discussion so much as it is a general diabetes question. Twice now my daughter has taken Pure Protein bars to school for her afternoon snack at 2:15 and both times when we have checked her BG for dinner at 6 pm, her BG is SKY HIGH, as in > 350!! (and her BG was in the upper 100s at snack time)
These bars have 16 grams of carbs, of which 2 are sugar and 6 are SA, namely maltitol. She was bolused for a total of 13 carbs, subtracting half the SA as we were taught. I cannot believe that a protein bar would affect her BG so drastically! Then when she is bolused, her BG plummets. I bolused her for 50 carbs at dinner and when I checked her at bedtime at 8:30, her BG was 73 with 2.75 IOB!!
Has anyone had a similar experience with sugar alcohols? Would any of the other ingredients be a culprit as well? These bars also have glycerin, which I now understand is also a sweetener. Bottom line is, these bars are Pure Trash, I will not allow my daughter to eat any more of them, and I'm taking them back to Costco for my money back!