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Natural Food For Insulin Production
Depends: Rapid acting insulins such a humalog/novolog should be taken 15 minutes or less before food. Regular insulin, which hopefully not many people are still using, should be taken about 30 minutes before food. Basal Insulin such as Lantus (insulin glargine) should be taken at the same time of day each day, but has no relationship to food. ...Read more
Vegetables: Nonstarchy vegetable, lean meat like fish and poultry that is baked, broiled or grilled, not fried. ...Read more
Various supplements: Clinical research has shown that several supplements, including chromium, magnesium, lipoid acid, vanadium can improve the body's response to insulin. Certain foods such as cinnamon, nopal cactus, and bitter melon can also enhance Insulin sensitivity and thereby lower blood sugar. This list is not complete, and each person's response varies. Don't stop diabetes meds if you do use any of these. ...Read more
Probably not: Even persons without diabetes need food to survive for many months. Even when persons with insulin-dependent diabetes (whether type 1 or type 2) are not eating it is still important that they take some Insulin to prevent their body from going into ketoacidosis. However prolonged starvation is not good for anyone. ...Read more
Insulin: Insulin is a protein hormone made only in beta cells in the pancreas. It's production and release from beta cells is stimulated by rising blood glucose, by the gut hormone GLP-1, by nerve traffic initiated in the CNS & peripherally, by sulfonylurea drugs, and by GLP-1 agonist drugs. Insulin mediates glucose uptake by responsive tissues and storage as glycogen in liver & muscle. Need insulin to liv ...Read more
Depends: Hi. Insulin is a protein hormone that stimulates glucose uptake and storage of glycogen in liver and muscle, and storage of fat in adipose. If you're not diabetic, your body makes the perfect amount of insulin to keep blood sugar normal and store some energy. Type 1's can't make insulin. Type 2's can't make enough to keep blood sugar normal. Sulfonylurea drugs increase insulin secretion in type 2 ...Read more
My grandmother is like in her 70s, she is diabetic and uses insulin. She has a bad habit of eating stuff other than cooked food. What to do?
How do you adjust your insulin if you suddenly lose access to real food, and start eating earthquake survival food?
Husband is type 1 diabetic. He stores his opened insulin in the refrigerator. Can the insulin get into foods stored near it?
What to do if I'm a diabetic patient. I use to take insulin injection daily my problem is that every day after food my g?
Clarify please: May wish to re-ask. Your question was cut off. ...Read more
Seemingly ironic but are some foods such as breads and/or potatoes more likely to give you an insulin spike versus straight sugar (like a soda)?
It varies: Calorie for calorie, soda with high fructose corn syrup will increase your sugar and insulin levels more than pasta. However, eating 500 calories of pasta could spike your glucose and insulin levels more than 50 calories of soda. So lots of pasta can have more effect than a little soda. It is related to the glycemic index of the food and the calories consumed. www.glycemicindex.com has numbers. ...Read more
Is there a possible link between taking long term betablockers and diabetes due to over production of insulin and negative metabolic effects?Jay
No link: Although betablockers can inhibit the symptoms of hypoglycemia in diabetics, there are no studies that I am aware of that indicate that it contributes to higher Insulin levels or diabetes. One beta blocker (carvedilol) has studies demonstrating beneficial effects in diabetics in terms of Insulin levels and glucose control. ...Read more
No: Lantus (insulin glargine) is a basal insulin. It doesn't do anything for about 4 hours and then is level for about 24 hours. It should be taken at the same time every day, and you don't want to take food at the same time unless you also are taking an injection of quick acting insulin, such as before a meal. ...Read more
No absolutely not: The foods we eat are changed in to the smallest unit and those units can be converted one to the other . If you eat protein , through a path way can be changed to glucose . It is not only carbohydrate that gives you glucose but fats and protein as well . For this reason you need to have a shot no matter what kind of food you eat . The other thing is carbohydrate is an imortnat component of diet. ...Read more
What to do if I am really curious to see if anyone knows much about how gene technology can help the production of insulin for type one diabetics?
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