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insanity wrote:I eat really healthily to be honest but I think because i'm also a coeliac, i wonder if the absorption of the foods and insulin work differently?
Snodger wrote:insanity wrote:I eat really healthily to be honest but I think because i'm also a coeliac, i wonder if the absorption of the foods and insulin work differently?
insanity, I have just come across an article (I'm studying T1) which mentions undiagnosed coeliac disease as causing extra hypo problems.
http://journals.lww.com/jpho-online/Abs ... ry.18.aspx
Saw it and thought of you!
- but of course yours IS diagnosed and you are presumably treating it/eating for it, so I don't know how useful it actually is. Anyway, it suggests that there is an impact on absorption.
Mileana wrote:insanity, do you know how much 10g of carbohydrate will raise your BG? For most people it would be around 2-3 mmol.
Let's say I caught myself at 2.5 (it's happened a few times). I'd then want somewhere around 10g of carbohydrate to get me out of the immediate hypo zone, right?
That would be 3 of my glucose tabs.
If I was 3.5, I'd need 1.
Now if you consider that you may be on a downwards trend, you'd perhaps want to double it, but probably not more than that.
Say 20g of carbohydrate total on top of your normal meal schedule. Now if 1g of carbohydrate is 4 kcals, then that would mean an additional 80 kcals, or perhaps in the area of 5 percent of a normal weight loss diet. In comparison, you'd need a daily deficit of calories of around 500 kcals to lose 1 pound of fat in a week. So it wouldn't be a great delay in itself, if you don't overtreat.
However, the fact that hypos can make you less likely to start or complete exercise could contribute - at least in so much that you would be less likely to retain muscle mass during weight loss because without resistance training, you tend to lose muscle as well as fat where as with, you can normally slow down that 'decay' or even pack on a bit of muscle.
Good luck working out the rates.
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