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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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.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
What are some examples of refined sugars?
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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.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
If I feely hypoglycemic, shouldn't I eat sugar to compensate?
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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.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
How can I monitor my sugar levels if i'm hypoglycemic?
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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 47-year-old member asked:
Does it mean that I am diabetic if I tested this morning and my sugar was 163 before I have eaten anything?
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Family Medicine 30 years experience
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Sugar can be listed in the ingredients list by different names. What is two other names for sugar?
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Specializes in Endocrinology
Many: Aside from anything that ends in "sugar" like (cane sugar, brown sugar...), other names for sugar are: glucose, fructose, galactose, maltose, sorbitol, honey, molasses, the malts (barley, diastatic), the syrups (golden, refiners, maple, barley)...
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Last updated Nov 25, 2011
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