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quote:Originally posted by cannabinoidGlucose, a monosaccharide, consists of one 5-membered ring with the appropriate function groups.
quote:Originally posted by cannabinoidA question for you nutrition freaks out there:What is the validity of the glycemic index value of foods? I've heard conflicting stories from credible sources about wether or not the glycemic index is an accurate measure of how healthy a food is for a diabetic.
quote:Originally posted by cannabinoidCan you clarify what you mean by insulinic response? Do you mean the ability of insulin to act on foods of that type or the amount of insulin the body is stimulated to secrete in reponse to those foods being digested?This message brought to you by The Council of People Who Are Sick of Seeing More People
quote:Originally posted by cannabinoidI was under the impression that blood sugar levels were the only stimulus for insulin secretion. Can you explain more about the mechanism?
quote:Originally posted by cannabinoidI joined that group a few years ago. I'm trying to leave them now.  By glucose precoursers, do you mean di and polysaccharides that are eventually broken down into glucose? Also, above, you mention that sticking to low-insulinic foods is healthier. I assume that is not true for diabetics as you would WANT them to to have a higher insulin response? (I mean insulin-dependent diabetics, not insulin-resistant type II) It seems to me you're saying that the junk food cereal you mention is in fact better for you. Maybe I'm misinterpreting?
quote:Originally posted by tweenerMy understanding is that digestion of carbohydrates causes insulin production, while digestion of protein causes production of glucagon. Digestion of fats doesn't affect either, but does have other effects. Thus eating a high-protein snack will not cause an insulin spike. Eating a snack with both protein and carbohydrates will produce some insulin and some glucagon, but not a spike of either one.