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  1. Noah
    Noah September 8, 2012 at 10:55 am | | Reply

    “everything that you eat is converted to glucose.”

    Really? *Everything*? That’s quite a statement, especially since it’s wrong. Carbohydrates that aren’t dietary fiber are usually broken down into glucose (if they aren’t glucose to begin with). Protein *can* be converted into glucose, at ~58% efficiency, depending on things like what else has been eaten and how much of the amino acids are required for normal maintenance of lean muscle tissue. Some fats can also contribute their glycerol backbone to the gluconeogenesis process.

    In the absence of sufficient glucose, the body will happily start using fatty acids directly for energy, through beta-oxidation, and the liver will break fattys acids down into ketones, which can be directly utilized for fuel, as well.

    Do you always need some glucose in your blood stream? Yes, and your body has a variety of pathways to generate it. But not everything you eat gets converted to glucose, because your body needs amino acids to maintain muscle tissue, cholesterol for building cellular membranes, fatty acids for fuel and transporting various vitamins, the list goes on.

  2. Anne
    Anne September 8, 2012 at 11:42 am | | Reply

    “taco salad insulin”…LOL!!!

  3. dargirl
    dargirl September 11, 2012 at 9:52 am | | Reply

    My mother in law is put on 70/30….and she does not live the marine corp schedule by no means. she exceeds the number of carbs that the “30″ could possible cover. Before ever reading your post I asked her, “why does your dr have you on this antique insulin?” she could not answer. Her Dr never clearly explained to her how it works. She does not take her insulin at an exact time every day and is sometimes totally screwed up. I think time for her to change.

  4. gpsy4evr
    gpsy4evr September 16, 2012 at 5:25 am | | Reply

    In the Marine Corps they are called Drill INSTRUCTORS – not sergeants. Just sayin’ :)

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