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Re: [IP] Protein and elevated BG's

> > > 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.....
> 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 percent.
> 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.

My daughter's reaction to large amounts of 'burger seems to be that 
the protein conversion takes 2-3 times longer than normal carb. Carbs 
you would expect to be all done in 2-4 hours whereas the protein may 
take as long as 5-7 hours for her.

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