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Why is it important to avoid foods that cause a spike in blood sugars

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Maybe but it depends: While your suggestion is not currently part of ada guidelines & recommendations, if it will help you see result of your food choices & help you make b ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Unhealthy foods: Hi. I highly recommend you get your diabetes under excellent control using the best medications available. A healthy diet will augment effective thera ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Blood sugar: It is tough to know how to answer. If you do not have diabetes diagnosed you don't need to worry about. If you are not sure please ask your doctor to ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Your periods: Don't cause your blood sugar to be low. Your body has extensive protective mechanisms to keep this from happening. Your vomiting is due to something e ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
32 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
High-glycemic index: Low-glycemic index foods (less than 55) produce a gradual rise in blood sugar levels that's easy on the body. Foods with high-glycemic index numbers ( ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
37 years experience Internal Medicine
HGA1C: All of medical literature emphasizes on average blood sugar and its surrogate hga1c. There is some research that found those spikes also are importan ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Avoid eating sweets: Foods with high sugar in them are to be avoided. If you can exercise daily and bring your weight to the normal range for your height, you will lower y ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
Whole Grain: Compared to white flour, whole grains take longer for the stomach & intestines to break down into sugar, and so the sugar is absorbed more gradually i ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
26 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Both: Initially it was thought that the average blood sugar is most important ie what is measured by hgba1c. Recently an increasing amount of effort has bee ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Fasting glucose: Yes, stress can elevate adrenaline, which can increase blood sugar. A fasting glu is actually a very good indicator of diabetes if it is truly fastin ... Read More
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