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Old 11-18-2013, 16:31   #11
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Hi, Pink Tea ...

I'm 99.9% certain I have a wheat intolerance issue, but have not sought tests for celiac, because the wheat thing made itself known only after my diabetes diagnosis. Celiac testing, I understand, would require me to eat wheat/gluten for a fairly long period prior to the test -- I already know I can't eat it, so I don't.

As for non-wheat grains and starches ... I can count those carbs, then bolus and get predictable results. But I still don't like those results. Bolusing simply takes the edges off a spike, but levels remain higher for the next 3-4 days after eating. Heartburn happens. My weight skyrockets, too.

Protein itself has never spiked me (though it does spike others), but it's no help, weight-wise.

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I assume that bolusing for protein is mainly for those who go low carb, high protein?...or those that simply eat too much protein anyway

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Thanks for replies everyone.

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I assume that bolusing for protein is mainly for those who go low carb, high protein?...or those that simply eat too much protein anyway
From what I understand, bolusing for protein is pretty much a Type 1 thing. Type 1 involves loss of all pancreatic function. Same is true, but fairly rare, for the most severe cases of Type 2.

As a Type 2, I try to avoid bolusing at all -- but I don't know if that's a possibility for Type 1. Hmmmm ...

Perhaps someone will come along to enlighten us? I'd really like to know (and I can't believe I don't)!

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From what I understand, bolusing for protein is pretty much a Type 1 thing. Type 1 involves loss of all pancreatic function. Same is true, but fairly rare, for the most severe cases of Type 2.
I sure hope not because this is the first time I've ever heard about it!

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Excess protein, beyond what the body uses for repair & maintenance, is converted to glucose by the process of gluconeogenesis. If that spikes your blood sugar, then yes, you need to bolus for protein.




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Ahh makes sense, thanks Shanny for clarifying that for myself and others. Well I guess I better take into account how much protein I need a day. Not such a problem since I was thinking of taking up strength training soon anyway

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Remember this was 2000. The studies were high protein / low carb not high fat / low carb. LCHF or HFLC, however you want to call it, is assumed not maintainable as is assumed for the high protein diets. All fats are assumed the same (they used 2 tbls of margarine as a fat source). Am curious as to why in the very opening there is mention of:
'People with diabetes need adequate and accurate information about protein on which to base their food decisions.' but there is no intent to do the same with saturated fats.

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You're welcome, PT . . . if you read any of the other threads here, you'll find many of our discussions deal with this area, and also explain further how increasing the fats in our meals compensates for the reduced carb intake. There are plenty of us taking as much as 85% or 90% fats; the best ratio being about 10% protein, under 5% carbs and all the rest fats.




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