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Always Craving Sugar
It could: They will need to adjust their diabetic medication to compensate. ...Read more
If a diabetic ate only extremely low glycemic index foods and cut out all starches and sugars, wouldn't their blood sugar levels always be normal?
Just no: This "pop" idea is a fundamental misunderstanding of what diabetes is all about. Most of the glucose in your blood is broken down from food regardless of glycemic index, or built from other food. The real problem is not what comes in via your gut, but getting glucose into the cells. You ask a good question and you owe it to yourself to read something substantial for a deeper understanding. ...Read more
Why do I get low blood sugar when dieting? Not diabetic, just symptoms low glucose. Restricting 2000 cal, less carbs, balanced meals, snacks btwn.
Probably not: Sugar free candy is a way to get some of the joy and satisfaction that you might get from sugared candy, without the sugar and calories. It is a substtute for this and not a source of nutrition. So it is not "healthy' to eat but can satisfy the craving without the calories. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why is it i never crave chocolate or sweet things but crave brown bread, pasta,rice or potatoes. is there any reason as most people crave sugary stuff?
Sugar addiction: You can learn a lot from "sugar: the bitter truth, " a 90 min vid on youtube by pediatric endocrinologist robert lustig of ucsf. He breaks it down so it is very understandable and also addresses the political and economic aspects of the marketing of sugar. Also, consider that sugar, caffeine, nicotine and amphetamines all have the same effect curve - a quick lift and then a "crash.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on sweetener: Some sugar free candies are calorie free but some are not. Part of it depends on the sweetener used. Sugar alcohols can still raise your sugar. And some sugar free foods have just as many calories as the "regular" version, so they may not raise your blood sugar as much, but "lots" will cause weight gain and eventual increase in blood sugar. "lots" of anything is bad. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm not sure, but should people trying to eat a low carb/low sugar diet eat white instead of whole wheat?
No: No bread of any kind is preferable but whole grain is much better than refined flour white bread. ...Read more
Nutrition: Why do people, in general, think that eating sugary tasting fruit is any better than eating candy? Sugar is sugar, right?
Fruit is much better: Sugar or sucrose in candy is a combination of glucose and fructose. It is rapidly digested and absorbed resulting in increased fat storage in fat and the liver, in part promoted by Insulin stimulation. Fruits have fructose in much lower amounts, as much as 5 times lower, with slower absorption and benefits from other nutrients such as vitamin C and fiber. ...Read more
Sugar addiction: You can learn a lot from "sugar: the bitter truth, "; a 90 min vid on youtube by pediatric endocrinologist robert lustig of ucsf. He breaks it down so it is very understandable and also addresses the political and economic aspects of the marketing of sugar. Also, consider that sugar, caffeine, nicotine and amphetamines all have the same effect curve - a quick lift and then a "crash.". ...Read more
None: Cinnamon has been shown in some studies (and not in others) to have a very weak effect on blood sugar - not sufficient to make it useful for treatment. Stay away from supplements and other junk which promise a lot and can't deliver. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Check w/your doctor. Spices in the food you don"t eat will help by lowering weight. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Low blood sugar anxiety fears. Could you have low blood sugar even if you aren't hungry? I'm eating every 3 hours. Only symptom is anxiety.
Low blood sugar: Yes, you can have low blood sugar even if you don't feel hungry. Please see your doctor and then a nutritionist. It may be what you are eating that is the issue. Peace and good health. I see twitching in your history. Perhaps you are low in magnesium. Your doc or the nutritionist will help you figure that out. Beyond that, you may have an anxiety disorder. A clinical psychologist can help. ...Read more