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A 19-year-old female asked:

i just ate waffles w/ new maple syrup i've never tried, & it was too sweet.i noticed it has 53g of sugars! we never eat that much sugar! will i be ok?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Yes, of course: Sugar is not poisonous. It is constant intake of it that does not do you any good.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What are some examples of refined sugars?

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: Refined sugar examples are sweet candies, cakes, icing, and carbonated sodas. These sugars will raise Insulin levels quite high during digestion, and be more likely stored as fat if not quickly utilized for energy.
A 21-year-old member asked:

If I feely hypoglycemic, shouldn't I eat sugar to compensate?

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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 23 years experience
Depends: Are you truly hypoglycemic and if so why? One may feel "hypoglycemic" after severe exercise or after a long period of fasting. You should consult a doctor to rule out any medical conditions as a cause of the hypoglycemia.
A 21-year-old member asked:

How can I monitor my sugar levels if i'm hypoglycemic?

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Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 27 years experience
Glucometer: Get a glucometer and do a fingerstick. That way you will get a blood sugar reading at the time that you feel to be hypoglycemic.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

I have a friend who eats plain sugar. Yes, the white, granulated kind. What are the health repercussions?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Sugar: It depends on the amount, what else is eaten and on the lifestyle of the person. In general everyone needs carbohydrates for normal metabolism. The worst kinds of carbohydrate are the sugars and the worst of sugars are the high fructose corn syrups found in so many foods. Eat a healthy diet with a proportion of complex carbohydrates e.g. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and berries.
A male asked:

If sugar levels are getting border line high then what should we avoid eating?

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Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Sugar: Sugar is a carbohydrate. Any carbohydrate you eat will be turned into sugar when digested. Avoid sweets and starches. Bread, rice, potato, pasta all are carbs. Regular sodas and fruit drinks have a lot of sugar too. Avoid alcohol which can raise your sugar.

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