Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
February 7, 2001
Meal Planning, Food and Diet
Question from Los Angeles, California, USA:
I read somewhere that the digestion of the dinner meal takes substantially longer than other meals and that insulin resistance at dinnertime is about double. Can you comment on this?
Yes, that appears to be true. There is a classic study in which healthy volunteers ate meals and had glucoses measured all day and night. As you suggest, for an equal number of calories, the later in the day the longer the time to a return to baseline. As I recall, a huge breakfast only took a couple of hours to return to baseline, but the same number of calories at dinner took almost four hours.