A 29-year-old female asked:
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is potassium gluconate sugar-based? thought 'gluco-' meant sugar... if so, will it affect my blood sugar levels?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yup and No.: Potassium gluconate is the potassium salt of gluconic acid which is indeed related to glucose. The amount of potassium gluconate ingested is very small so it will not affect bg levels.
Answered on Nov 16, 2020
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Dr. Alok Agrawal
33 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No: It will not increase blood sugar.
Answered on Nov 16, 2020
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