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Thu Apr 03 15:44:27 EDT 2014

I was given an air popper for popcorn, but the problem the popcorn doesn't seem to digest until hours after the insulin has worn off.
Asked By: quietstruggle  

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2014-04-23 17:47:41.0

Hello,

Thanks for asking dLife.

It appears that there is a miss-match in digestion/absorption and insulin delivery. Some foods, especially those high in fiber, may take longer to be digested and absorbed.

With popcorn taking longer to be digested and absorbed, the rise in your blood glucose would be delayed. When taking your insulin before eating, the insulin may enter the blood before the popcorn has a chance to be digested. With insulin on board without a rise in glucose, your blood glucose can drop.

A method for matching insulin with the delayed rise in blood glucose is to take your insulin after you eat the popcorn. This way, insulin will arrive in the blood around the same time as the glucose. Enjoy your popcorn!

Take care.

Answered By: Liz Quintana
Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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2014-04-29 10:28:01.0

Gastroparesis?
Answered By: smartblnde

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