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Does Sugar Cause Headaches?

Sugar is a vital component of your body chemistry. Too much or too little sugar can cause problems, including headaches. This is because sugar has a direct effect on your brain and nervous system. Learning how to maintain a proper level of sugar in your diet may prevent future headaches. If you have persistent headaches related to sugar, you should talk to your doctor. Headaches caused by sugar have a lot to do with your blood glucose level. Glucose gives your body energy by entering your blood stream after you consume sugar. Your body maintains a proper blood sugar level by breaking down glucose with insulin. Fluctuations in your glucose level affect your brain more than any other organ. These rises and drops can result in a headache. The headaches caused by glucose and your brain are also related to hormones activated by sugar levels. How much sugar do you need? It’s increasingly difficult to manage a proper sugar intake. Americans eat far more sugar than they should on average. The American Heart Association recommends women consume no more than six teaspoons of sugar a day and men consume no more than nine teaspoons. This is in sharp contrast to what Americans actually consum Continue reading >>

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  1. rcs451

    insurance cover testing strips

    I guess I never thought about testing strips being covered by insurance until the fellow in the drug store asked about insurance for the testing strips... hmmm? Those do add up.
    So are you getting insurance to pay for the testing strips? Do you simply contact the Dr. and ask them to send a prescription to the drug store for a month or two of testing strips?
    Thanks
    Ron

  2. dobelady

    Originally Posted by rcs451
    I guess I never thought about testing strips being covered by insurance until the fellow in the drug store asked about insurance for the testing strips... hmmm? Those do add up.
    So are you getting insurance to pay for the testing strips? Do you simply contact the Dr. and ask them to send a prescription to the drug store for a month or two of testing strips?
    Thanks
    Ron When I went in with my initial perscriptions, my Dr wrote one for testing strips and lancets. I was happily surprised that I pay nothing for either. My insurance covers them 100%. At $100.00 (USD) for a box of 100, I was very thankful. However, my Dr doesn't have me nearly testing as much as I do. They initially had me only testing 1 a day and I told him it was not enough so he bumped it up to 2x a day and I do it 4-5 times a day. So far my insurance hasn't balked at the refills.
    Oh and FYI it's United Health Care

  3. jason.rohde

    I get a 4 month supply (600 strips) every 3 months and I pay like $20.00, insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois)covers the rest. I use a mail order service so they are cheaper and automatically refilled and I always have a surplus of strips.

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