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To: vanilla swirl

There are 2 ways to regulate blood sugar. Through insulin, or through diet. And by diet I don’t mean “eat your broccoli”, I mean by carefully regulating the sugars and carbs your son ate, and timing it so that the amount of sugar going into his bloodstream stayed as level as possible.

Theoretically it’s possible to get insulin from eating certain organs from animals, but there would be no way to be sure of the dosage, so I wouldn’t recommend it.


400 posted on 05/05/2010 8:14:49 AM PDT by Ellendra (Can't starve us out, and you can't make us run. . . -Hank Jr.)
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To: Ellendra

“There are 2 ways to regulate blood sugar. Through insulin, or through diet. And by diet I don’t mean “eat your broccoli”, I mean by carefully regulating the sugars and carbs your son ate, and timing it so that the amount of sugar going into his bloodstream stayed as level as possible.”

This is true only for Type 2 diabetes.
Type 1 diabetics (also called juvenile diabetes) can not produce ANY insulin. No amount of diet manipulation will fix this. Any sugar in the bloodstream cannot be used, the body starts burning it’s own protein producing ketones. Then they die of ketosis, also dehydration because it makes you pee out all the sugars the body can’t burn.


402 posted on 05/05/2010 8:36:35 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (To argue witha person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead)
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