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Sugar problem high?

Let me help: Diabetes is a condition where the glucose or sugar levels are too high in the blood.
Go and check it out to be sure. ...Read more

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How to control sugar?

How to control sugar?

Diet properly: Educating yourself to the proper diet and exercise regimen is the best way to control your blood sugar (diabetes). Carbohydrates and concentrated sweets should be avoided if diabetic. Getting to know your body, the signs and symptoms of high and low sugars, and being compliant with your docotrs advice/rx's/testing and visits will help you stay well. God bless. ...Read more

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Sugar (Tip)

Low sugar can be reversed by taking a carb load or candy you should keep around you in case needed. ...See more

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How is sugar bad for you?

How is sugar bad for you?

Glucose + fructose: Table sugar is a disaccharide composed of the sugars mentioned above. The body processes fructose via a route which metabolizes into fat. Avoid table sugar when possible and especially high fructose corn syrup. ...Read more

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How to cut down on sugars?

How to cut down on sugars?

Read ingredients: Read labels on products you buy and try to decrease your intake of sugars. For example, orange juice has 29 grams of sugar in 8 ounce serving, Either decrease your portion size, or go for a natural orange. An orange only has 17 grams of sugar. ...Read more

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Sugar (Tip)

Stevia is a safer sugar substitute. ...See more

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How much sugar is too much?

How much sugar is too much?

Try low glycemic: As a rule you want to eat many fruits and vegetables a day, with natural sugars. What you want to avoid is processed sugars in soda, candy, and many snack foods in boxes. Avoid Corn Syrup. I like the 90/10 rule that nutritionists use, goal 90% of diet healthy, and live a little, don't worry about the other 10%. ...Read more

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Why does sugar make us fat?

Why does sugar make us fat?

Insulin: High simple sugars in the diet raises your insulin abruptly which causes the deposition of the sugar as fat, in the liver, in the muscles and in areas such as the stomach, thighs. To avoid this, a diet high in fiber and low in processed foods and simple sugars is best. Best of health to you. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Toman Dr. Toman
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Sugar (Tip)

Cook with splenda rather than sugar. ...See more

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Will sugar make you cranky?

Not likely: It may energize you and give you more force for crankiness if you were cranky anyway, but it will not induce crankiness. ...Read more

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Why don't I get sugar highs?

Why don't I get sugar highs?

Nobody does!: "Sugar high" is an urban myth and I don't get them either. Nobody does, really. Research definitely shows that eating sugar, the amount of sugar in the blood, and rapidly rising sugar levels have no effect on mental status, activity level, or feeling high. Any such effects are psychological, or by moms who mistakenly believe that's why their kids act hyper from time to time. So you're normal. ...Read more

Dr. Erica Bial Dr. Bial
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Sugar (Tip)

Get creative with stevia - it is much sweeter than sugar, so start with a tiny amount. ...See more

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Are double sugars bad for us?

No: The body breaks down double sugars like lactose into glucose and galactose. It uses the glucose for energy. Everything in moderation. Try not to have too much sugar in your diet. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of sugar?

What are the benefits of sugar?

Few: With the rise in obesity and diabetes in this country sugar truly has few benefits, especially in any excess. ...Read more

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Dr. Albert Pizzo Dr. Pizzo
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Sugar (Tip)

A healthy replacement for sugar sweetness is stevia, drops or powder. Safe plant source. ...See more

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Need help with high sugar level?

Need help with high sugar level?

Rule out diabetes: If you are not diabetic already, then you should do one of two things. You should either have your physician draw a fasting sugar on you or have a random sugar checked. This will help straighten out if you are diabetic. ...Read more

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Which substitute sugar is better?

Which substitute sugar is better?

Natural sugar: Splenda is a natural sugar that your body doesn't absorb, thus, no calories. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
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Sugar (Tip)

Eat well. Control weight, bp, sugar. Don't smoke or drink! See your doc regularly! ...See more

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How can decrease sugar in my body?

How can decrease sugar in my body?

Watch carbohydrates: Your body turns carbohydrates you eat into sugar that goes into your blood. If you eat less carbohydrates you'll make less sugar. More importantly, though, is the type of carbohydrates. Simple carbohydrates like sugars, white bread, cake, candy, juice, and sugary soda pop all make your blood sugar go up, and very quickly. Complex carbohydrates like beans, lentils, and green vegetables do it less. ...Read more