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[IP] Re:(IP) basal question

<<Where does the glucose that the basal rate is supposed to counter come 
from? Is it a background glucose put out by your body (liver) REGARDLESS  of 
food you eat, or rather does depend, even a little, on food you eat that 
doesn't quite convert into sugar quick enough to be covered by a bolus?>>

The glucose comes from metabolism of food. If in a fasting or starvation 
state, your body first uses up the glycogen (stored glucose) in the liver and 
muscles. It then uses fat to make glucose, and when all that is used up, your 
body breaks down protein tissue to make glucose. All the fat burning waste 
products cause havoc with your system when you don't make any insulin (Type 

Barbara B.
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