type 1's and fatty food effect

By jazzdiva84 Latest Reply 2009-07-11 21:55:21 -0500
Started 2009-07-11 20:59:19 -0500

Can someone explain to me why food with high fat content can make your blood sugar go higher for longer? Also what to do to deal with it?

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kdroberts 2009-07-11 21:55:21 -0500 Report

High fat means the food you eat takes longer to digest. If you eat carb with the fat then the effect of the carb will be delayed. It's known as the pizza effect. If you take a rapid insulin then likely you will see your blood sugar stay good or drop low in the 1 to 2 hour period after eating and then have it go high in the 3-4 hour period. Since your insulin is times to cover a regular digestion pattern your insulin is not timed correctly for a high fat meal. I can't speak about insulins other than the rapid kind but for the rapid you can try delaying your shot or splitting the dose. It will take some experimenting but you could try 1/3 of the dose when you normally take it and the other 2/3 maybe an hour later or taking the whole shot 30 minutes after eating. Talk to you doctor about what would be best for you because it really is an individual thing. Try to give some useful testing data like how your numbers are when you eat high fat meals, before and for several hours after.

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