Re: Bacon does not raise BG???
- From: BDR529 <jake>
- Date: Sun, 04 Oct 2009 15:04:46 +0200
Steve Hopkins wrote:
"StarDust" <gysz@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
I've been having pork bacon for breakfast, smoked, sliced and un-
fried as it comes from the store.
6 gr fat/ 2 slices!
This morning, I had 4 slices of bacon, 2-3 slices of wheat bread, half
tomato and onion.
Before breakfast, 7:30 AM my BG was 104, than I measured my BG later
at work around 11 am, it was 129 and I was feeling good.
Yesterday I had similar result.
Also, eating pork bacon, I'm not hungry for 5-6 hours and have more
Why is that?
12gm of fat is quite a bit especially when most diabetics are the most
resistant in the morning. The bacon as others have stated is protein
and fat. A portion of the protein will converted to glucose a few hours
after you eat it. I've found it can hit even the following day if I eat to
large of a steak. As for the fat, that will delay the spike from whatever
carbs you've eaten. This probably is why your glucose was 129 at
11am instead of back down to where you started. I would bet if you
tested even a few hours later you probably would have seen a small
rise from the protein as it was being converted into glucose. As for
having more energy, the reason why is protein helps fuel the body as
does glucose. When you eat this meal again, you might want to test
at various times over a 6hr period (every 30min-1hr) to see where
you peak and just how much of a peak. I would bet you will have
more than one peak.
The glycemic index of all meats, fat and fish and protein is zero, but,
eventually everything will be turned into sugar. Lipids in general will
either be stored as fats near fatcells, or they will be converted into
glycogene in the muscles as a means to store energy when you need it.
Muscles and glycogene is the first thing to be burned when you start a
low cal diet, burning fat comes later.
The problem with bacon is simply the saturated fat content, so this is
bad for LDL and triglycerides. And high levels of all cholesterols and
triglycerides in your blood will decrease the remaining functionality of
your pancreas (assuming that it is still somewhat functional) which is
to produce insulin. The remaining insulin that is made hardly arrives at
the cells requiring it, the pancreas gets stressed, and the body starts
dumping the excess glucose via the kidneys which also become stressed,
and this worsens the problem for diabetic patients. Actually, stressing
the pancreas and kidneys over time is the way diabetes and high blood
pressure develop over the years.
For this reason I would not recommend eating a lot of bacon, fish and
anything that contains a lot of animal fats even if you're healthy.
Maybe if you do a lot of physical hard work like working in the forests
all day then you could survive on such a diet.
To conclude: don't live according to your glucose meter, consult your GP
and ask for a professional advise if you think you're diabetic.
Our Lady of Blessed Acceleration, don't fail me now!
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