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Sugar Slam Thank You Ma’am!

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ShareThe idea that diabetics should avoid sugar is centuries old. Diabetes is a condition that causes high blood sugar. Sugary foods cause blood sugar levels to increase. Therefore, people with diabetes should avoid sugary foods in order to prevent hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and keep their diabetes under control. One of the most frequently heard myths about diabetes is that …

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Blood Sugar Is Easy, Insulin Is Hard. Gluconeogenesis.

Blood Sugar Is Easy, Insulin Is Hard

ShareEven when there is no food intake, the liver creates blood sugar to prevent blood sugar from falling below the acceptable levels. The body does this in both diabetic and non-diabetic persons. This is medically termed as “GLUCONEOGENESIS”. When the body is unable to undertake this process, it’s common to have high blood sugar in the morning. In non- diabetic …

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What Causes… Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes?

ShareTYPE 1 DIABETES: Insulin is a must, to assist the digested sugars to move into a cell and fuel it. Diabetes occurs because of no/lack of insulin sent out by the pancreas, these sugars cannot ENTER the cells and therefore, stay back in the blood, thereby increasing its concentration.  “The sugar becomes high”. This accumulation of sugars in the blood …

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Relax, Nobody’s Going To Rock Your Precious Boat. Diabetes Mellitus?

Diabetes Mellitus

ShareWhat was once called ‘DIABETES MELLITUS”, is now referred to as just “DIABETES”. Diabetes Mellitus means “sweet” or “honey-sweet” in Latin. Diabetes Mellitus was first identified as a disease associated with “sweet urine” because the increased glucose in the blood spills into the urine increasing the concentration of blood glucose, hence diabetes mellitus type 2 or diabetes mellitus type 1. …

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