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K, this is way out of line factually and in it's tone. i will go step by step."You could eat a handful of rocks and your blood sugar will go up. This is called the "Chinese Restaurant effect". never experienced this effect, perhaps, as alluded to, because these are small amounts of glucose, if it is true at all, and the fit individual (me) can absorb small spurts like this."causes the liver to release glucose in anticipation of digestion". liver never releases glucose in anticipation of digestion. blood glucose is detected by the pancrease and the appropriate hormonal response is effected. in the normal individual insulin is released as blood sugar rises. if blood sugar is low, glucagon is released causing, among other things, the liver to release glucose. "Protein does not contain glycogen."patently false - 1-2% by weight. consult any biochemistry textbook, preferably one at the university level. since i teach the course at the university level, i can lend you one if you wish. liver(10% by weight), of course is main organ for storage of glycogen, but it is there in your muscle so you can do work on demand, with energy from the anaerobic glycolytic cycle - from glucose obtained from muscle glycogen."Protein is converted to glucose by the liver.yep "This is why carbs are not essential in human diets because our brain likes to operate on carbs." yep, and ketones derived from amino acids from proteins. in the fasting state, the brain mostly uses ketones. "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 throughout the night"nope, not for that reason. in the fed state, the liver will convert some types of amino acids to glucose, and in that fed state, it will store it away in the liver as glycogen. i think you are confused with the 'dawn effect', the result of hormonal alterations in the diurnal cycle necessitated by needing to wake up. diabetics don't have the insulin to meet the surge of glucose from the liver, and can, if their basal insulin kinetics are not matched, experience hi morning glucose."When protein is combined with carbs and fats, the resulting blood sugar increase is not simply additive, but multiplied."sorry but this is gibberish, there is no such equation. the effect of fats and protein on blood glucose level have mostly to do with their altering the kinetics of glucose resorption from the intestines."Your type 2 experience is evidently not severe enough were you have to learn the complete picture." K, i don't know why you adopt such a rude tone, i know that some people on this board give you a hard time, but i have not, and i have been trying to help the guy. in any case, you are entirely wrong, again in this letter, about what my experience is. when you write a message that is so error filled, it really strains your credibility and certainly gives you no right to be so rude......
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