August 1, 2009 at 9:42 pm

right now I take octigam.
I have dx’s of chronic neurolyme, sarcoidosis, hypothyroid, hypoadrenal, a seizure disorder and cidp. Because of the lyme, I can not be on steroids.
I’ll make some calls and check more stuff out on Monday.
Thanks everyone for the suggestions, I will check out each one to see how it will work for me.


September 30, 2008 at 2:10 pm

octigam contains maltose. maltose is made of two glucose molecules.

it can effect some blood sugar readings with certain kinds of tests.

that is all I have learned so far.

I’m not worrying today.

sucrose is made of one glucose and one fructose.

Both sucrose and maltose are disaccharides (Two sugars)complex sugar

glucose and fructose are monosaccharides(one sugar)simple sugar

simple sugar metabolize more quickly than complex sugars which need to be broken down into simple sugars first before they metabolize.

I hope this helps.

I will ask my neuro abt the maltose effecting my blood sugar and see if he finds it an issue. I’ll let you know.