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How To Avoid The Dangers Of Blood Sugar Imbalance

According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), more than 29 million Americans suffer from serious blood sugar imbalances such as diabetes. However, most of these people have no idea how serious an imbalance can be for their health. Insulin is your metabolism’s “master hormone” and is responsible for delivering sugar to your body’s cells to be used for energy. Insulin also controls blood sugar levels, helps burn fat and aides in breaking down complex carbohydrates. But if the body cannot produce balanced levels of insulin—then too much sugar remains in the body, which can be harmful. Excess sugar in the body can cause health problems such as extreme thirst, fatigue, energy loss, frequent urination and weight gain. And this excess sugar circulating in the bloodstream can cause damage in the heart, kidneys, eyes and brain. Another cause for alarm is the rising number of people who are headed for a blood sugar disaster. The ADA states that as of 2012, more than 86 million people age 20 or older are “pre-diabetics”. This is an increasingly common condition where your blood sugar levels are higher than normal—but not yet at more chronic levels associated with diabe Continue reading >>

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  1. Myster Ycongo

    It might be because I'm delirious, but I just needed a quick clarification regarding blood sugar levels and glycolysis.
    If blood sugar is high, because insulin is no longer being made, we would have decreased glycolysis, correct? Glycolysis is limited because glucose cannot get to the cells, right?

  2. Graffiti

    Myster Ycongo said: ↑
    It might be because I'm delirious, but I just needed a quick clarification regarding blood sugar levels and glycolysis.
    If blood sugar is high, because insulin is no longer being made, we would have decreased glycolysis, correct? Glycolysis is limited because glucose cannot get to the cells, right? Glycolysis isn't limited. There's way too much glucose in the body. Glucose transporters become saturated and most of the glucose remains in the blood stream.

  3. Zedor

    Myster Ycongo said: ↑
    It might be because I'm delirious, but I just needed a quick clarification regarding blood sugar levels and glycolysis.
    If blood sugar is high, because insulin is no longer being made, we would have decreased glycolysis, correct? Glycolysis is limited because glucose cannot get to the cells, right? In diabetics, you see less glucose utilization. Rather fats are broken down in the liver via beta oxidation and converted from two carbon units (acetate) to ketone bodies. Ketone bodies exit the liver and enter tissues in need and are converted back to acetyl coa which is a citric acid intermediate to be used for energy.

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