Alcohol And Low Blood Sugar

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Alcohol And Sugar

The fact that alcoholic drinks are full of empty calories and have no nutritional value is bad news for your waistline. But, what many people don’t consider is that they can also be full of sugar. A pint of cider can contain as many as five teaspoons of sugar – almost as much as the World Health Organisation recommends that you do not exceed per day1. What’s more, alcohol can negatively alter blood sugar levels, putting heavy drinkers at increased risk of developing alcohol-related diabetes. How sugar affects your body Too much sugar is bad for your heath in a number of ways. Firstly, it’s very high in calories, and excessive consumption can lead to unhealthy weight gain. Being overweight can make you more susceptible to long term health problems, including life threatening illnesses such as heart disease. A high-sugar diet can also lead to type 2 diabetes, which occurs when a person’s blood sugar levels are too high. Quite apart from the damage it can do to your body, sugar is also the main cause of tooth decay, which can lead to cavities if left untreated. Sugar in alcohol Alcoholic drinks account for 10% of 29 to 64 year olds in the UK’s daily intake of added sugar, Continue reading >>

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  1. bettymachete

    Candida (yeast infections) and Diabetes

    I recently found out that candida should be a concern to diabetics I wanted to spread the word as well as some ideas to effectively control this problem.
    As diabetics, chances are good you will also have problems with a bacteria known as candida. I have just started following the Candida Diet and to be honest I am beginning to see a difference. That and my use of virgin coconut oil has made all the difference in the world. I found a wonderful website that deals with the foods you should eat along with foods you should avoid. It also has directions for simple home tests you can do to see if your candida is a problem. http://www.thecandidadiet.com/foodstoeat.htm
    (Taken from About.com) Every living human has candida in his or her system. Usually the "friendly bacteria" keep the non-friendly candida at bay, but certain factors can allow the candida to flourish — factors that are often brought on by diabetes. Candida Albicans is described as an opportunistic fungus (or form of yeast) that is the cause of many undesirable symptoms ranging from fatigue and weight gain, to joint pain and gas.
    So why is Candida a bad thing? Ordinarily it isn't - the Candida population is kept under control by the friendly bacteria in our gut. However, when your immune system is down, Candida starts to multiply and can quickly take over.
    The overgrowth of Candida produces toxins that your body's immune system can struggle to cope with. The wide-ranging side effects of this battle range from headaches and fatigue to abdominal pain and depression.
    The occurrence of Candidiasis has actually been increasing rapidly over the last few decades. Our modern diet of processed food and sweets is partly to blame, but so are the increased prevalence of obesity and diabetes, plus the much more frequent use of antibiotics.
    Candidiasis is a debilitating condition that prevents you from waking up strong, healthy and bursting with energy. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to fight it.

  2. Lucky3782

    I've been taking this supplement http://www.amztk.com/candida-support and I've seen amazing results! This supplement is top of the line in treating Candida, It contains a real good blend of nutrients including Caprylic Acid. It has seriously changed my life!!

  3. Kirla

    With the exception of the grains, I followed a similar diet and my A1C went from 14.1 to 5.9 in about four months. My blood sugar went from 300+ to almost normal numbers in less than 6 weeks. AFTER 7 weeks of taking meds I was able to quit taking them and my blood sugar continued to get better and better and my cholesterol and blood pressure all have remained normal for the last year and a half. My last four A1C’s have all been under 6 with an average A1C of about 5.6.
    I’m not sure if it has done anything about the bacteria, but for blood sugar control, it has work wonders for me. I hope by following the diet you have similar results.
    It’s nice not to have to take meds or count carbs everyday and have almost perfect blood sugar numbers. My morning blood sugar readings run anywhere from 75 to 90. Post meals numbers run under 110 most days and I feel just fine.
    Thanks for the info

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