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From California, USA:

I was told that protein will not raise the blood sugar. Is this true?


It takes three to four hours for protein to enter the blood stream as glucose. It does have a small effect, however, it is generally considered to have little effect on the blood sugar. It certainly is not an appropriate treatment to raise a low blood sugar.


Original posting 15 Mar 1998
Posted to Meal Planning, Food and Diet


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