Glucose Foods Vs. Fructose Foods

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In this video I discuss what is fructose, fructose metabolism, and fructose in sugar. Transcript (partial) Fructose is a monosaccharide, which are the most basic units of carbs. Pure, dry fructose is very sweet, white, and odorless. It is found in honey, fruits, vegetables, sugar cane, and sugar beets. Usually fructose is separated from glucose in a sucrose molecule. It can then be added as a stand alone ingredient. Because pure fructose is sweeter than sugar, less of it can be used to achieve the same level of sweetness, which translates to lower calorie foods. 1 teaspoon of Pure dry fructose has 15 calories, which equates to 4.2g of carbs. How does the body use fructose? Most of the cells in our body cant process fructose, so,it is almost completely metabolized in the liver through a process called fructolysis. Essentially the liver converts fructose to energy, but, this energy cant leave because of its molecular makeup. The liver does burn off some of this energy . If there is any excess fructose after the energy conversion, the liver stores it as glycogen, which can be broken down into glucose and sent to other cells for use. But the liver can only store so much glycogen, once

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Sugar isnt always sweetat least not to your waistline. COLUMN: Top 10 Sugary Foods Added sweeteners have been blamed, at least in part, for our nations obesity epidemic, with sugary beverages and virtually anything containing high-fructose corn syrup getting an especially bad rap. But how does fructose contribute to weight gain? We found out. (Hint: It has to do with the way your brain reacts to it.)In a new study published in todays issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers from Yale University School of Medicine analyzed the brain activity of 20 healthy, normal weight adults to investigate the link between simple sugar consumption and weight gain. MORE: The Complete Guide to Sweeteners After ingesting a drink made from either glucose or fructose, study participants underwent two magnetic resonance imaging sessions to see how their brains reacted to each sugar. Changes in an appetite-controlling region of the brain, called the hypothalamus, and its cerebral blood flow were tracked and measured after consuming each drink.What the researchers found was interesting: Not all sugars are created equal. In fact, participants experienced a significant reductio Continue reading >>

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  1. deezly_

    I have been taking two 1000mg Metformin tablets for the past three days since being diagnosed with T2. A1C came back as 12. I've also started making dietary changes and so far have managed to cut carbs to about 100g a day so far.
    Took my fasting blood glucose this morning and it was at 182, which is higher than the post meal checks I took the day before. Granted, I did not sleep well last night so I don't know if that can affect the levels at all. This recent diagnosis has been pretty hard on me.
    Sorry if I'm asking stupid questions but I'm new at this...

  2. l33tbronze

    I guess I'd be considered Type 1 with Type 2 (so 1.5?) and as well as insulin injections, I also take Metformin.
    It was almost 2 weeks bang on the dot when I had to start lowering my insulin dose. I had a chat to my endo who confirmed it was the Metformin kicking in. It was also the same day the side effects tapered off.
    Poor sleep and stress make my sugars go through the roof and most comments I read on the issue all tend to say the same.
    My only advice is that it gets better, bud. It's scary as hell in the beginning but every positive change you make from here on out will be good for both your mental and physical health.
    Initially being diagnosed T2 was a blessing for me. It kicked my arse into gear, made me lose weight and made me a much happier person.
    You'll smash this, mate. A little bit of effort for a massive reward.

  3. deezly_

    Thank you. I am admittedly pretty scared right now and my emotions have been a rollercoaster ride. It is good to hear that it does get better, and that a T2 diagnosis can actually be a boon in a certain light.

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High Fructose Corn Syrup, also known as HFCS, glucose-fructose syrup, glucose syrup, fructose syrup, glucose/fructose, high-fructose maize syrup or corn sugar is a corn-based sweetener that is used in thousands of food products including sodas, soft drinks, fruit juices, ice cream, candy, baked goods, cookies, ketchup, soups, salad dressings, breads, crackers, etc. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-fru... HFCS is a mixture of fructose and glucose, and is used by food companies because it is cheaper than sugar and gives food products a longer shelf life. HFCS is responsible for a host of health problems such as obesity, high cholesterol, insulin problems, Type 2 diabetes, liver damage, hypertension, high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, migraines, ADHD, etc. http://globalhealingcenter.com/natura... http://articles.mercola.com/sites/art... http://buzzle.com/articles/high-fruct... HFCS and the link to cancer: http://naturalmedicinejournal.com/jou... http://sciencedaily.com/releases/2010... HFCS is often contaminated with mercury which can lead to brain damage. http://naturalnews.com/025442.html Corn, the source of high fructose corn syrup, is now often genetically modified, whic

Differential Effects Of Fructose Versus Glucose On Brain And Appetitive Responses To Food Cues And Decisions For Food Rewards

Differential effects of fructose versus glucose on brain and appetitive responses to food cues and decisions for food rewards cDiabetes and Obesity Research Institute, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 90089; and cDiabetes and Obesity Research Institute, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 90089; and cDiabetes and Obesity Research Institute, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 90089; and dNeuroscience Graduate Program, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 90089 cDiabetes and Obesity Research Institute, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 90089; and dNeuroscience Graduate Program, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 90089 1To whom correspondence should be addressed. Email: [email protected] . Edited by Todd F. Heatherton, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, and accepted by the Editorial Board April 8, 2015 (received for review February 18, 2015) Author contributions: S.L. and K.A.P. designed research; S.L. and K.S. performed research; S.L., J.R.M., and K.A.P. analyzed data; and S.L., J.R.M., and Continue reading >>

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    So I recently came across www.diabetic-diet-secrets.com. On the very front page there is a very helpful chart that shows normal fasting blood glucose levels and normal post meal glucose levels.
    I knew that normal fasting glucose levels were 70-108, but I thought those were normal levels all of the time. So I've been keeping even my post meal glucose numbers below about 100.
    After reading that chart, I've decided I can let my numbers go a bit higher than I have been. I just wanted to share that site, because that chart was very helpful for me.

  2. taz2020

    When I took my classes at the hospital they gave us a chart for recording your bg levels with a space to also record what you've eaten. It shows bg ranges for non-diabetic and diabetics after fasting, (when you get up in the am) and before and after meals.
    This was only given as a guideline. Please talk with your doctor to see what he's looking for.
    Acceptable Ranges:
    Fasting: 70-120 mg/dl
    Before Meals: 70-120
    2 Hours After Meals: 140 or less
    Bedtime: 80-140
    I hope it helps. I also joined diabetic diabetic secrets. There's alot of good info. Some of the areas about nutrition are a little difficult for me to understand though. I'm not sure I want to get that intense about all of the things they discuss.

  3. jupton1

    This helped me,when my sugar get below 100 I freek out..Im going back to classes at the hospital to learn more..

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Fructose Content Of Food

Food rich in fructose includes many types of sweetened beverages and snacks, fruit, especially when in concentrated form such as juices or dried, and honey (see table below). Chains of fructose molecules, fructo-oligosaccharides or fructans, are present in high concentrations in some vegetables and cereal products and often lead to symptoms in individuals with fructose intolerance. Many healthy foods contain fructose or fructans and it is important to maintain a healthy diet despite the reduction in fructose necessary to control symptoms. To achieve this, expert assistance from a dietician knowledgeable in fructose intolerance is advised. Vitamin supplements are often useful. In the case of a hereditary fructose intolerance (HFI), exclusion of sucrose (which when digested produces fructose and glucose) as well as fructose is required. The sweetener, tagatose, is metabolized to fructose and is found in beverages (soft drinks, instant drink preparations, teas, fruit or vegetable juices / drinks), breakfast cereals and cereal bars, confectionery and chewing gum, fondants and fillings, jams and marmalades, and diet foods. Levulose and invert sugar on food labels signifies fructose con Continue reading >>

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    Hello all...
    I am a 36 year old overweight female. About 2 years ago I went through IVF fertility treatments to have my child. During the 7th month of my pregnancy I developed Gestational Diabetes that was treated with insulin. After my pregnancy things seemed to resolve. I continued to test on my own every now and then with my meter that I had from the Gestational Diabetes and the numbers were a little high but not over 200.
    As part of my fertility medications the first time around I was on low dose metformin (500-1000mg). I stayed on the metformin till about the 4th month of pregnancy.
    I am getting ready to go through IVF again now. In preparation I have started my hormones again and the fertility doctor put me back on 1-2 metformin a day. I have been taking 1 pill a day for about 1 month (I haven't taken 2 pills because they have been causing me diareaha). And, I am not great about taking the metformin every day.
    I recently had some blood work done at the fertility clinic in prep for IVF this summer. They did an A1c test. The doctor called me tonight to say the A1C was 6.1% and the IVF clinic wants it at 6.0% or lower before doing the IVF.
    He asked me who I see to manage my diabetes. I told him that I have never been diagnosed with diabetes. I had gestational diabetes but it seemed to have gone away. He seemed surprised and asked me who prescribed the Metformin? I told him he did and he seemed to have forgotten about that. He told me to call my PCP or an endocrinologist and bring them into the loop on the A1C #.
    He also said that since I had about 3-4 months before the IVF that he thought diet, exercise, upping the metformin does and losing some weight would bring the A1C number down to 6.0% or lower before the IVF. But he again indicated that I need to call my doctor since the IVF clinic is not going to monitor me long term and that my diabetes will need to be managed during the pregnancy and after...
    I am frankly shocked and upset and scared by this phonecall!! He seemed to indicate that I am a diabetic based on this A1C number. Is that true?
    I was thinking that I might not see my PCP or an endocrinologist right now as I am terrified of being labeled a "diabetic" since from what I have read - once you have that diagnosis it never goes away - it can be controlled - but never gone. My plan was to go to Weight Watchers ( I lost 20 lbs successfully before my first pregnancy with Weight Watchers), start walking 20 minutes a day or so, and up the Metformin to 2 pills a day.
    I am kinda hoping this is something I can do on my own and I can get the A1C down to 5.9-6.0% on my own by doing the above.
    I realize that it is a virtual certainty that I will have the Gestational Diabetes again if I am lucky enough to get pregnant a second time.
    So - am I a diabetic?
    Should I call my doctor or is it worth following my own plan till June/July when my A1C will be tested again?
    I am nervous that if I have a formal diagnosis I won't be able to get additional life insurance which I want/need to get if I get pregnant again.
    What is weight loss goal to bring down the A1C?
    Should I gradually work up to 3 metformin a day?
    Any thoughts or advice greatly appreciated!

  2. nomorecarbs

    You are right to be concerned about the 'label' as diabetic. It is very important to avoid this label. My post will probably be quite different from that of others. A1c tests are generally not used to diagnose diabetes. That said, your A1c test indicates that you do not have the healthiest blood sugar levels. Whether you choose to call it diabetes, imparied glucose tolerance, high normal, is a matter of choice, but you need to make changes in your life. Almost all experts are agreed that increased physical exercise will help. What I have found most beneficial, is a very low carb diet. You will probably lose weight on such a diet, which will lessen insulin resistance. Additionally, because insulin response is muted, you will probably find that you have adequate insulin function. You may well find that you don't need any medications.

  3. RobertIA

    Becki, Listen to Jen and Ron! Don't play with your life or the life of the child you want. While being diagnosed with diabetes is a shock, "it is not your fault"! It would be your fault for not having the proper tests and safeguarding your health for the child you already have. This alone should get you moving to make an accurate determination!

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