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Protein, Fat, and Blood Sugar

Liz Davis

October 2001

This document is an attempt to explain the effect of fat and protein consumption on blood sugar. While many people are instructed to ignore fat and protein in their bolus calculations, there are several ways that they can affect the blood sugar. For some people this is an extremely subtle effect; for others it is more obvious and must be taken into account when calculating a bolus.

1. Intro

2. Protein Metabolism

3. Amino Acids Stimulate the Release of Both Glucagon and Insulin

4. Fat Metabolism

5. The Mix

6. The Solution

7. Some Suggestions

8. Copyright Notice

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