Last month we asked you to identify the process by which the liver creates glucose from non-glucose substances such as protein.
CONGRATS to: Ton Hazebroek of The Netherlands for being the first person with the correct answer!
ANSWER: GLUCONEOGENESIS. This is why glucose levels can rise even after eating low-carbohydrate meals, as the liver has the ability to convert protein into glucose in order to nourish the brain with the fuel it needs.
To learn more about this process and how to handle it with the right amounts (and timing) of insulin, reach out to any member of the Integrated Diabetes Services clinical team.
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