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[IP] Re:type 1 and overwt.

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  b.. Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2003 20:47:29 -0700 (PDT)


>Just wanted to add my suggestion to the pile.
Insulin is a 'fat storage' hormone and glycogen
is a 'fat burning' hormone. <Marcy, You have your teminology mixed up a bit.
Glycogen is the form of glucose stored in the liver.
It is insulin that helps us store it.
Glucagon is the hormone that triggers the liver to break down glycogen to
glucose to be released into the blood during times of fasting, and as part of
the response to raise BG when in hypoglycemia. It can assist the liver in
converting protein sources to glucose. Ingested protein also stimulates the
release of insulin and glucagon. Hmmmm...in Type 1 DM this might be a

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Barbara A. Bradley
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