2DG Not as Sweet

20130727-144631.jpgI did 2 weeks of 2-deoxy-d-glucose (2DG) infusions while at the Siebenhuner clinic in Frankfurt this month. I suspect that this may be one of the factors responsible for my recently slowed tumour growth. The problem was what to do while outside of the clinic. I ordered a kilogram from wxsigma, a chinese company, but because I want to do extensive lab tests on it, it will take several weeks before I am able to use it. The company may be reputable, but many in china are not and I can’t take the risk of consuming something that I do not know the composition of.

Dr. Siebenhuner came to the rescue and shipped 20 days worth from his pharmacist, to my hotel in Duderstadt. I received it today.

I was hoping that 2DG being very close to glucose, would be sweet and that I could just use it as a sugar substitute in my tea. I was dissapointed. Although it is moderately sweet, it is also quite bitter. (I am sure my little mutants will not like the taste either).

I started today on a 4g dose divided throughout the day. I will add phenylbutyrate next week.

About Ren

I have been diagnosed with stage 4, metastatic colorectal cancer in October 2012, 3 days after my 44th birthday. There is no cure, but I am determined to go down the road less travelled to find one. I have setup this blog to document my journey and hopefully help others in the process. My view is that if there is a cure, it does not lie with traditional chemo, but with the immune system. Time will tell.
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