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it may, especially if the meat is high in glycogen, but it is generally very minimal.

You could eat a handful of rocks and your blood sugar will go up. This is called the "Chinese Restaurant effect". It is caused when food distends your gut which causes the liver to release glucose in anticipation of digestion. This is one way protein causes blood sugar to rise.

Protein does not contain glycogen. Protein is converted to glucose by the liver. This is why carbs are not essential in human diets because our brain likes to operate on carbs. The conversion takes a while but if you ate a lot of protein at dinner and go to bed with a normal sugar, you will likely wake up with a high sugar because the conversion happened throughtout the night. This is a second way protein causes blood sugar to rise.

When protein is combined with carbs and fats, the resulting blood sugar increase is not simply additive, but multiplied. It is the liver responding to what you ate and the disgestion that is going to be needed.

Your type 2 experience is evidently not severe enough were you have to learn the complete picture. Many people are not so lucky.
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