This is an interesting question, I’m gonna try and think through it.
Found this. Although, I dont know what it says.
I’ve always appreciated the built in safety measure of having my my liver kick some sugar when I’m low or when I’m exercising. I do believe that I have been in situations where that mechanism didn’t work as effectively. Sometimes I’m really low energy when I exercise and I don’t believe my liver is helping me. Or, sometimes I get a particularly ‘severe’ low, where it happens quickly and I don’t think my liver is buffering that. But, if I ate high protein diet = low carb diet, I still think I would kick sugar where needed. Unless I had completely depleted my energy reserves, like if I were starving to death on a deserted island. But, then I would be tired and not performing much physical exercise.
Like, if I were not a diabetic and I were in a prison camp and was starving to death and doing lots of physical work (say, I was in the goulauge), then I would be loosing weight and not have energy and eventually I would just die. I don’t think thats whats people are enacting with their low cab/high protein diets. That seems like a situation where glucagon definitely might fail (on one side of the spectrum).
Once, when I was given glucagon, I was told to eat immediately afterwards because it was only a temporary fix and I would drop rapidly again soon. That happened within a half hour or hours time. Has anyone else ever been told this? (“13- You will need to continue to closely monitor blood sugars throughout the day after this, as a glucagon use will raise blood sugar substantially, but you will usually have an after effect of going low again. There is also a greater risk for another severe low for 24 hours after glucagon use. Because glucagon depletes the excess glucose storage in your system, some doctors recommend running your BGs a bit higher for a few days following glucagon use to help restore emergency sugars.” https://beyondtype1.org/diabetes-glucagon-information/)
I’d like to hear more input from others. But, I don’t know how we answer this question since glucagon is used so rarely. Just a quick fix for us when we are unconsious.