I have searched around on google scholar and on the penn state libraries website but I haven't been able to find any information that is definative on this subject...
We all know that carbs cause insulin spikes. But there has to be some relationship between the amount and type of carbs you inject in relation to the length of the insulin spike. For example if i eat 1 medium sized apple the spike would be different than if i ate 2 cups of pure white sugar. Now the question is, how long and how large is the insulin spike from these items.
This questions stems from the fact that i've been reading about TKD people doing carb ups at night, sighting that if they carb up before working out in the morning the insulin in their blood is raised for an extended time period thus they prefer to have this happen at night, when they won't be eating a lot of fat.
I am also wondering about this correlation because I am still trying (although i'm pretty much there) to find out exactly how many carbs and of what sort will produce enough energy and insulin response around my workout without hindering my keto eating later in the day.
Now for one final thought. Due to the underlying principle that carbs cause insulin spikes, it is frivolous to say that this spike will be different for everyone. If course we all won't be right on the mean time and magnitude of the spike, but there has to be a distribution. The variance of this distribution might be large, small, or anywhere in between, but I won't be content with the standard answer that we all are different. Because there is already a proven correlation between the two.
Ok that wasn't my final thought, this is. Is there any way for me to run an experiment on myself? I know that diabetics have to monitor insulin, but would it be possible for me to do this and just graph over time the level in my blood? Then I could expand the experiment for different food/carb types? Just some food for thought.
Thread: Insulin Spike Length (Time)