Hi. I had to search for an answer to your question because it's really beyond my understanding of blood sugar and this is what I found on this site:
"Insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Cirrhosis causes resistance to insulin. The pancreas tries to keep up with the demand for insulin by producing more; however, extra glucose builds up in the bloodstream, causing type 2 diabetes."
I don't know if you could extend this to an impaired liver and not one that is actively afflicted with cirrhosis. In any case, there is a connection.
I would recommend the book Diabetes Solution by Richard Bernstein, MD for very detailed information about blood sugar, diabetes, meds and diet. I began following his way of eating and could control my blood sugar with diet and exercise. The way of eating if you follow Bernstein is not high fat, however. I think that's how the Atkins diet began though.
In any case, Bernstein's eating plan is very low carb with a portion of protein (a piece of meat, chicken, fish...) and all vegetables but not root vegetables (no carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes). Also, no rice or food made with flour (which of course would be no pasta, cakes, cookies, crackers). You would eat lots of leafy greens, some cheese, nuts, yogurt.
Please read the two stickies at the top of the Diabetes forum for more information about food and other things.
You can avoid complications of diabetes by sticking to a low carb plan along with exercise. Keeping a daily journal of food and your blood sugar will show you how your blood sugar reacts to the food you eat.
I think you will do well on this because you are motivated! That's great.
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very low carb way of eating
Post Edited (LanieG) : 8/16/2014 8:43:19 PM (GMT-6)