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Eating fat in connection with blood sugar control

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by ingerd, May 16, 2012.

  1. ingerd

    ingerd · Member

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    I have Diabetes type 1 for more than 30 years. I am diagnosed with Brittle Diabetes type 1. Sometime the blood sugat is very difficult to control, and I have notised that if i do not eat fat for some days - ex a week, I loose control. I have read in the internet, that there are 2 things that control the blood sugar. It is the Insulin and the Glucagon. That the Glucagon helps the liver to release sugar (normaly during the night) if the the blodsugar is low. The production of Glucagon need fat (fatty acids). I asked my doctor if i could have a test of my production of glucagon, but she said it does not exist. But could a malfunction of the pancreas also produce too low Glucagon, and not only too little or no Insulin ? Are there anybody who has same experince with fat as i have ? or know more about the Glucagon function ?
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