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Re: [IP] Protein and elevated BG's
At 14:26 5/29/01, you wrote:
> > I read in my carbs counter book that a meal high in protein can
> > increase your blood sugar. Has anyone had this happen to them?
> > I had a terrific 2 hour post meal bg (129 mg/dl) and 2 hours later
> > (4 hours total post meal), by blood sugar shot up to over 300 with
> > no explanation.
> > The only logical explanation was the two large hamburgers I had as
> > part of the meal. Could the fat, and protein have inhibited the
> > carbs until 4 hours after the meal?
>When you eat a "bunch" of protein as in your two large hamburgers,
>you must account for the conversion of protein to carb. This process
>takes many hours so the bg rise will not occur until much later
>compared to ingesting carbs from bread, sugar, etc..... There is a
>conversion factor for protein in Pumping Insulin -- sorry I don't
>remember the formula.
>email @ redacted
I just visited my CDE the the doctors office and am encouraged. I seem to
be doing well. Doing adjustments to fine tune etc.
I spoke with her about he protein issue and she confirmed someone else's
suggestion that 50 percent of protein can be converted to carbs elevating BGs.
she suggested counting 1 oz of protein to 7 g protein and then taking 50
she suggested to bolus immediately, unless there is lot of fat, but could
not define "a lot" very well. So, in other words, I have to experiment to
see what works for me, I guess.
Some days are just not worth chewing through the restraints to participate
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