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Amino acids to glucose how that ?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by HICHAM_T2, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. HICHAM_T2

    HICHAM_T2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi
    I seem to have begun to discover why always I have problems with protein (high BG)

    I have read that the absence of insulin converts the protein into amino acids Not the problem of total absence of carbohydrates
    The amino acid turns into glucose. This explains why I find a problem in proteins even though they do not contain carbohydrates

    I loved to share this information with you
    I would like to add any information from the members and thank you
     
  2. SamJB

    SamJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, amino acids from protein (plus fat) is converted into Glucose via a process called Gluconeogenesis. I didn't notice this until I went low carb and I've read it usually happens in the absence of carbs in a meal
     
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    Boo1979 Other · Well-Known Member

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  4. HICHAM_T2

    HICHAM_T2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you everyone who add informations
    I have read some information in a book that this process occurs when the lack of insulin and not when the lack of carbohydrates
    This may explain why some patients find a problem with protein and others do not find any problem with protein I'm not sure
     
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