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Re: [IP] protein and insulin

 Insulin is not required to digest anything. However, much protein is actually
converted into glucose (Joslin's 1959 edition of his diabetic manual says 58
percent if memory serves) such that insulin is required for its metabolism.
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-----Original Message-----
From: "Michael" <email @ redacted>
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2006 15:41:27 
To:email @ redacted
Subject: [IP] protein and insulin

>  I agree. I've also been told not to bolus for protein. Insulin is not
>  required
> to digest protein.

It depends on how much you eat. Protein eventually gets converted into 
some glucose, however usually we don't eat enough to make a significant 
difference. If you eat a hugh steak or one of the pizza parlor pizzas 
ladened with cheese, you can bet that 3-5 hours later you will see a bg 
rise. It will be proportional to the protein you ingested with the BIG 
meal. I don't remember the conversion for grams -> insulin, but its 
quite a bit less insulin per gram than other food stuffs.



> Andy
> ---- Carly <email @ redacted> wrote: 
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