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Re: [IP] Boluses for high-fat meals



----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2001 9:29 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] Boluses for high-fat meals


> > So, here's my question.  How in the world do you decide even what to
> > try in terms of a bolus?  Unlike carbohydrates, we have no
> > information on how much insulin is required by a gram of fat or
> > protein, right?  So I don't even know how to guess!
>
> Fat has no carbs, it just delays the absorbtion of carb. The more
> fat, the more delay. Protein eventually gets turned into carbs but it
> can take a very long time depending on where in the gut it is finally
> broken down. For things like pizza (the cheese) or a very large
> steak, your looking at glucose release after a few hours for as long
> as 4 - 7 hours depending on your size and the speed at which you can
> digest a large meal -- the gut has a finite capacity and up to a
> certain amount digests it all at once. Once the capacity is exceed,
> it process indefinetly until everything is digested. There are
> conversion factors for various kinds of protein in the back of
> Pumping Insulin.
> protein 1gm is equal in most cases to 1 gm of carbs, fat never gets
converted to carbs as it undergoes beta oxydation which releases energy and
free fatty acids. spot
> For normal carb items, the glycemic index can be found on Rick
> Mendosa's site (see LINKS page). Various things like highly processed
> cereal may produce a rapid bg rise while toast + butter with the same
> carb content will nicely match the insulin uptake curve. Pizza and
> macaroni and cheese are at the other extreme, requiring 4 - 7 hours
> to finish the release of their carb content.
>
> Michael
> email @ redacted
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