Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Protein, Fat, and Carbohydrates ALL Raise Blood Sugar Levels

Over the last twenty years, the carb counting method of managing diabetes- where insulin is matched to carbohydrate intake- has gained in popularity. This has, I think, added to the perception that other sources of calories do not affect blood sugar, or affect them very little. But most studies have shown that proteins and fats raise blood sugar, at least in type 1 diabetics.

All of the study links I found that were prospective studies on this topic enrolled less than a hundred people. I am nonetheless willing to go with this as fact because most (all but one) of the studies did support this fact, the ADA agrees, and it fits my personal experience.

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