So I have read somewhere that inflammation could cause a spike in blood sugar.
I suspect I have some yet to be identified food allergies, and it made me wonder if anytime inflammation is triggered in my body, if that wouldn't raise my blood sugar, and by doing so, lower my blood ketone level (my understanding is, the more blood sugar there is, the lower the ketone production)
Or, since my glycogen store is already depleted from the ketogenic diet, is it the ketone level that raises instead of sugar during an inflammatory response? Or would it raise both BG and BK level?
Which seems logical to you guys? any insight is appreciated.
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on August 14, 2013
at 11:50 AM
Inflammation lowers ketone levels in rats. I don't know of any studies in humans.
Low stores of glycogen don't stop the body from raising blood glucose because the liver can produce large amounts of glucose. If necessary the body cannibalizes muscle tissue to obtain raw material for this purpose.
See for example Neufeld, H. A., M. V. Kaminski, and R. W. Wannemacher. "Effect of inflammatory and noninflammatory stress on ketone bodies and free fatty acids in rats." The American journal of clinical nutrition 30.8 (1977): 1357-1358.