A 43-year-old male asked:
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if a diabetic ate only extremely low glycemic index foods and cut out all starches and sugars, wouldn't their blood sugar levels always be normal?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Just no: This "pop" idea is a fundamental misunderstanding of what diabetes is all about. Most of the glucose in your blood is broken down from food regardless of glycemic index, or built from other food. The real problem is not what comes in via your gut, but getting glucose into the cells. You ask a good question and you owe it to yourself to read something substantial for a deeper understanding.
Answered on Apr 17, 2018
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
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Thanks for your kind words and for the follow-up
Feb 21, 2017

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