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Fwd: [IP] protein and insulin



For more information on this, see the following article on the IP site: 
http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/howto/pfandbs.html

Liz


 >
 >>  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.
 >
 >Michael
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