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    type 2 diabetes and is talking about losing weight/or not losing it.  The bodies ability to convert glucose to energy is impaired so, yes, the person can feel hunger if blood sugar is out of whack.

    It's too big a topic to talk about in a comment.  There are other articles about insulin production and diabetes if you feel you need that information.  Here's a good article about big meals and diabetes.  

    Diabetics Should Avoid Eating Large Meals

    Eating more often, but smaller amounts at a time, is a good idea for everybody, but it can be particularly helpful for people who have Diabetes type 2....

    Eating smaller more frequent meals is great for appetite control. The more stable blood sugar keep us from getting overly hungry, which can lead to overeating or making high-fat or high-sugar food choices.

    Research has shown that obesity was less common in people who ate more frequent meals. People who eat smaller, more frequent meals are less likely to overeat at any meal.

    Larger meals flood your bloodstream with a load of fat, protein, and carbohydrate calories and your body has to get rid of any extra calories. Those calories are converted into fat and stored in your cells.....

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    by ParkRanger on Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 04:37:58 PM PDT

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      quote also assumes that blood sugar levels control food intake.  While it's true that severe hypoglycemia induced by injection of insulin can cause hunger, there is no good evidence that normal fluctuations in blood glucose do.  Also, changes in blood glucose are typically accompanied by other metabolic changes making it tenuous at best to attribute a change in appetite to glucose level.

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      by accumbens on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 01:31:31 AM PDT

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