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[IP] Re:Glucagon Effect
----- Original Message ----- > Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 14:08:37 -0400
> From: Ryan Bruner <email @ redacted>
> Subject: [IP] Re: Insulin to Carb Ratio
> Second, regarding the spike after certain foods, such as pasta/pizza.
> It turns out that certain foods can trigger a "glucagon" effect. So,
> in addition to your normal carb requirements, you will need ADDITIONAL
> insulin to cover a production of glucagon as a result of these foods.
> Typically, this insulin would be given in a wave instead of part of
> your bolus, because it is a delayed rise. Also, the amount of the wave
> will probably be consistant regardless of the amount of food you eat.
> (In other words, that extra wave bolus will be the same whether you eat
> 1/2 cup or 3 cups of pasta, although your normal bolus will obviously
> adjust according to your carb intake.) Personally, I have found that
> when I eat pizza, I need to give 2 units in a 3 1/2 hour wave bolus in
> additional to my meal bolus to counter the glucagon effect. This 2
> units is consistant no matter how many pieces of pizza I eat.
> So, again, you might find that you use the same exact bolus ratio (8:1)
> for pasta, but include an additional square wave bolus to counter the
> delayed glucagon effect.
> Do with this information what you will. ;-)
I'm new to the post and this is the first time I've heard of a Glucagon
effect. Is there an actual release of Glucagon from these foods or is it
just a name for delayed carbo release because the stomach was too busy
digesting fat? Any other place for info on this?
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