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Do Sugar Free Foods Affect Blood Sugar?

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Can I Eat As Many Sugar-free Foods As I Want?

Can I Eat as Many Sugar-Free Foods as I Want? You might be surprised to learn that "sugar-free" does not necessarily mean carbohydrate-free or calorie-free. Although some sugar substitutes do not add calories or carbohydrate, many do. And it is the carbohydrate that has the greatest effect on blood glucose. People with diabetes do not manage their condition by cutting "sugary" foods out of their diet. If you have diabetes, you can eat sugar-containing foods as part of your overall meal plan, as long as you account for the carbohydrate and calories in the food as part of your overall meal plan. Similarly, if you eat lots of so-called "sugar-free" foods, they may have replaced sucrose (sugar) with sweet tasting substances like sorbitol, mannitol, xylitol, isomalt, and hydrogenated starch hydrolysates. These are all "sugar alcohols," which are technically not "sugar" but are high in carbohydrate. Others may be sweetened with fructose, polydextrose, andmaltodextrin, which also contain calories and carbohydrate. These foods will affect your bloodglucose just as a sugar-containing food would, in proportion to the grams of carbohydrate in each serving of the food. In addition, foods cont Continue reading >>

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    I just recently had a full blood profile done, and it states that my glucose is 90, with the normal range being 75-110mg/dl. My question is this: for 8 weeks prior to this I had been adhering to a very strict keto diet, with my only carbs coming from 1 serving of macadamia nuts and 1 cup of cottage cheese (15 or so carbs daily) with a carb-up every Saturday until 4pm or so. Now, the blood test was given on a Friday, and in addition I had been fasting since 6pm the preceding evening, in which I only had 1 cup of cottage cheese with 1tbsp. of flax oil. So, what exactly is this telling me? Is my blood glucose unusually high for someone that has followed a moderate-high protein intake and high fat intake? Or does this mean something entirely different? The reason that I ask is when I had it tested roughly a year ago I was eating close to 40/30/30-like, and my glucose was 79. Can someone please explain?

  2. Import

    Any keto experts out there? This is something that I am really concerned about? Can someone offer an explanation?

  3. Import

    Dude, you're fine. Your levels are normal, your glucose won't be below 50 or 60 unless your taking insulin or have a beta cell tumor.

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The Nostalgia Hard & Sugar-Free Candy Cotton Candy Maker (PCM805): http://amzn.to/2i8aVbX We put this fun device to the test with a whole bunch of Jolly Ranchers. Sure enough it did a great job melting them down and spinning them up. Surprisingly the candy once cooled cracked easily out of the receptacle making it easy to clean. For what it is worth, it is fun, albeit it takes a long time (25 minutes) and roughly 25 pieces of candy to spin out a large spool of cotton candy as seen in our video, but it was a blast for the kids! From the Manufacturer: This cotton candy machine creates fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth cotton candy. Use your favorite hard candies or flossing sugar to create a fluffy cotton candy cones the whole family will love. The clear rim acts as a protective guard and allows for easy viewing of the cotton candy. The unit includes 2-reusable cones, 1-sugar scoop, and 1-extractor head. Hard Candy Use your favorite hard candies to make delicious cotton candy. Use two of the same or mix them up - the possibilities are endless! Sugar-Free Candy You can even use sugar-free hard candies. Great for diabetics or those watching their sugar intake. Flossing Sugar Of course, you can always use flossing sugar to make sweet, melt-in-your mouth cotton candy! Available at: http://amzn.to/2i8aVbX

Is Sugar-free Candy The Best Choice If You Have Diabetes?

If you have  diabetes  you may feel like sugar is your enemy. But when you have a hankering for something sweet, is sugar-free candy a healthy option? Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. Policy In this Q and A, registered dietitian Anna Taylor, MS, RD, LD, CDE , answers our questions and discusses what you need to know about sugary treats and other foods that use sugar substitutes. Q: Should people with diabetes eat candy with or without sugar? A: About 90 percent of your diet should focus on healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grains, poultry and fish. There is wiggle room in a healthful diet for treats like sweets whether you have diabetes or not. That is where candy would fit. You should enjoy your food — and food also has social, emotional and physical health benefits. Built into the recommended dietary guidelines is room for getting up to 10 percent of your calories from sugar every day. Treats affect your blood sugar. So if you have  diabetes , it’s important to focus on portion control and moderation when you select th Continue reading >>

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    Highest Blood Sugar Reading?

    I am just curious as to how badly other people's blood sugar levels have gotten. I've had mine register at over 600 at times. In fact, my meter wouldn't even give me an exact reading. It just said "HI". Scary. So, what is the highest your blood glucose level has ever gotten, and did you require any medical attention?

  2. HeavenorHell

    After a ERCP my sugar was normal around 104 within the next blood work I had was 2 weeks later it was 1340. They told me to go to a ER the ER was amazed I was walking and talking the only effect I felt was I could not see 2ft in front of me. Now they are saying I am diabetic I'm a little confused how it jumped so high so fast. I can not get answers everyone just tells me I am diabetic and the test that they do would prove that I was diabetic for 3 months because of the 1340 but I am stupid and they will not see my point nor give me answers. They just say that the ERCP did not cause any of this but they really cant explain what did. So now I have to take 4 shots a day and oral medication 2 times a day.

  3. Anonymous

    When I was diagnosed I was 11 and my parents thought I was sick and got me Sprite for me to drink and I was really thirsty so I drank it quite fast and peed a lot and was really sleepy and I one day I had to go to track practice and I was so thirsty but I had to wait to get a drink and after that I attempted to take a shower and the water burned my skin so we went to the hospital and they though is was my appendix and I went on a helicopter to a different town to remove it and they wouldn't let me drink anything I was so thirsty I went to the bathroom and drank out if the faucet they removed and I was still in pain so they tested my blood this was like 2 days after I was brought to the hospital so they tested my blood sugar and it was only like 1000 but Im sure it was higher 2 days before that and now my monitor doesnt read over about 500 just says hi so IDK

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Dr Sally Marshall sets the record straight that any urine sample is better than no urine sample when it comes for testing for urine albumin for people with diabetes. While an early morning urine sample is best, if the person comes to clinic and hasnt brought one, then collecting a sample in clinic is better than nothing. Find out more at https://www.diabetes.org.uk/Professio...

Sugar-free Diet And Diabetes: Setting The Record Straight

Sugar-Free Diet and Diabetes: Setting the Record Straight The fact that diabetes is characterized by high blood glucose or sugar levels has led to misunderstandings about the role dietary sugar plays in diabetesand whether a fully sugar-free diet is necessary. Step away from the donuts. That choice might be obvious if you have diabetes. But there is hidden sugar everywhere--soups, bagels, pasta sauce, even low-fat yoghurt. Research over the past few years has provided a much clearer understanding about how sugar should be treated as part of a diabetic or sugar-free diet. Even so, there are still misconceptions about what a sugar-free diet means, exactly. Type 1 diabetes is a disease in which the immune system attacks the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. Insulin is the hormone that allows blood glucose to be taken up and used for energy by the bodys cells; when the pancreas cannot produce enough of it, blood glucose levels rise. The amount of sugar someone eats has no bearing on whether or not he or she will develop type 1 diabetes . Type 2 diabetes is a disease in which the bodys cells are resistant to the effects of insulin, resulting in high blood glucose levels. Being o Continue reading >>

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  1. Thomas Liew

    Sugar level is slightly more than 200 for 2 - 3 hours a day, otherwise remains normal, is this ok?

    Sugar level is slightly more than 200 for 2 - 3 hours a day, otherwise remains normal, is this ok?

  2. KA kaismama

    No, its not ok. Whenever a blood sugar is 200 or more for more then 5 min it starts damaging your body. If this is a regular event, it has to be addressed. Is there a specific time of day it goes up? What type diabetes? What meds are being taken for it?

  3. Thomas Liew

    it is not the specific time of the day but rather the foods that one eats. starchy and high carb foods cause spike on sugar level.

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