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8/12/20 1:44 P

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8/12/20 1:40 P

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Look at the foods that you are eating. Many of the low fat items have used sugar to replace the taste and mouth feel. I do not eat anything marked "low fat." I just eat less of the full fat food.

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7/31/20 9:31 A

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Dietary fat has no impact on blood sugar, or near none as far as I know. I'm actually a Keto person, so I avoid carbs as much as I can, eat a lot of fat, and just enough protein. I do eat plenty of veggies too, just the very low carb ones, like salads with green peppers and lots of higher fat dressings, like Ranch.

Body fat is another story. The more body fat you have the more it resists being stored into. It sort off like saying "enough, enough, please no more". To lower blood sugar one strategy is to make existing insulin more effective, which is what metformin does. But insulin is "the fat storage hormone".

Alternately one can eat fewer carbs in the first place and have less need to store excess carbs out of the blood stream (and into cells, like fat cells). So excess body fat is not good for blood sugar, but dietary fat is another story, ... no immediate impact on blood sugar.

Then comes protein. Your body needs a certain amount, probably about 50 to 60 grams a day, and this is from a moderate to smallish amount of things, like eggs, meat .. not a huge steak, but a small one. Too much protein, like 120 grams a day, and ... well its just kind of pointless.

But I don't think dietary fat will raise A1c. However carbs have a huge impact on blood sugar. What have you been eating?

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Edited by: -JAMES- at: 7/31/2020 (09:37)
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7/30/20 7:04 A

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Can eating without fats as much as possible (margarine, mayo, lean meat, etc.) and the resulting weight loss cause the A1c to increase? Does it cause the liver to break down fat and kick out sugar instead?

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