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Does Gastrin Help Digest Carbohydrates
Yes..: Metformin has 4 major mechanisms of action:1) it decreases glucose absorption from the GI tract 2) it inhibits production of glucose by the liver 3), it increases sensitivity of Insulin receptors and it 4)increases fatty acid oxidation. So that should not be an uncommon experience for patients. ...Read more
Are there some fruits that have a high enough fiber content, so that the fruit sugar carbs don't get quickly digested (trying to avoid a sugar high)?
Glycemic index: Berries, cherries, apples and pears are all "low glycemic index" forms of fruit. They are also nutrient dense and must still be balanced out with heart healthy protein foods such as nuts. Combining a starch with a higher protein food can slow the uptake of simple sugars and reduce the glycemic load. If you are a diabetic be very careful with portion size. Even low glycemic foods can inc glucose. ...Read more
Does non sugary carbs (bread, potato, rice) turn into the same kind of substance that table sugar turns into, once digested into blood stream?
Acid feedback loop: Gastrin is a hormone that responds to the amount of stomach acid produced--not enough acid causes gastrin levels to rise to stimulate acid production. Gastrin is suppressed when acid levels are adequate in normal patients. However, in those with hypersecretory states like zollinger-ellison syndrome, gastrin is continually produced in high concentration resulting in excess acid, diarrhea, ulcers. ...Read more
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