I have heard from two different groups of people on this one. One group that does not bolus for protein at all, and another who boluses for a portion of their protein.
Somewhere in the big “diabetes info” vault of my brain, I think I can recall something about 60% of the protein you eat gets metabolized into carbs over an extended period. Does that sound familiar to anyone?
When you eat a meal with a lot of protein, do you find your blood sugars go up much later? I do. I think that I need to experiment with bolusing for a portion of the protein, and running that bolus over an extended time.
So, now the meal math gets even more complex (because more complication in my life is exactly what I need, right?). So we’ve got X% of the protein grams, bolused for over X amount of time, then 100% of the carb grams (minus fiber, if that’s your thing too), plus or minus some insulin based on your current blood sugar.
Is it worth it?
What do you do?
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