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Diabetes The Basics: Blood Sugars: The Nondiabetic Versus The Diabetic

BLOOD SUGARS: THE NONDIABETIC VERSUS THE DIABETIC Since high blood sugar is the hallmark of diabetes, and the cause of every long-term complication of the disease, it makes sense to discuss where blood sugar comes from and how it is used and not used. Our dietary sources of blood sugar are carbohydrates and proteins. One reason the taste of sugar—a simple form of carbohydrate—delights us is that it fosters production of neurotransmitters in the brain that relieve anxiety and can create a sense of well-being or even euphoria. This makes carbohydrate quite addictive to certain people whose brains may have inadequate levels of or sensitivity to these neurotransmitters, the chemical messengers with which the brain communicates with itself and the rest of the body. When blood sugar levels are low, the liver, kidneys, and intestines can, through a process we will discuss shortly, convert proteins into glucose, but very slowly and inefficiently. The body cannot convert glucose back into protein, nor can it convert fat into sugar. Fat cells, however, with the help of insulin, do transform glucose into fat. The taste of protein doesn’t excite us as much as that of carbohydrate— it w Continue reading >>

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  1. Maura

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  2. Dorothy

    You can control without meds maybe!! But that depends entirely on how earnest you are about doin it that way. You must cut out all potatoes, rices, pastas, breads, cereals, carrots, corn, peas and dried beans from your food plan. Go look at Atkins or Zone diets. Or get Dr Bernstein's book. Dr Bernstein controls his type 1 with severe dietary and exercise regime! Must be entirely boring! I personally follow the South Beach phase 2 plan with a few minor changes. But I don't want to give up entirely on all veggies and fruits either. Do understand that this is a progressive disease. and it progresses at its own pace no matter what you try to do to stem it. Normal levels are 65 to 100 fasting Pre diabetes are 101 to 125 fasting full diabetes are 126 and up fasting. You may be able to get the numbers down by following a very low carb food plan and lots of exercise. That helps you to loose weight and inches. Glipizide CAN cause lows or hypos!! so be aware if you do take it for a while. You can get numbers down and not have to take it forever too. good luck!!!

  3. spotair 782

    hi you
    i am a diabetic also and this is normal your problem with the 7.4 was it was taken after 10 minutes normally you do it 2 hours after eating a main meal just keep this in mind ok

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