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Can sugar really make any kid hyper?

Can sugar really make any kid hyper?

No: There is a very popular belief that sugar makes children hyper. However, there was a very good study, years ago, that disproved the association. The study was actually skewed towards finding that sugar would cause hyperactivity, and it did not. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat sugar based sweets, but make more insulin to compensate? I have rapid action insulin, and i can do it whenever i eat something.

Is it ok to eat sugar based sweets, but make more insulin to compensate? I have rapid action insulin,  and i can do it whenever i eat something.

Yes but tricky: It is possible to try to cover the intake of very rapid acting carbohydrate using rapid acting insulin, but often difficult to match the increases in blood sugar associated with eating those types of foods with the Insulin necessary given the timing of the action of available insulin. If you want to have a straight sugar snack i would recommend taking your rapid at least 15 minutes before consuming the food. ...Read more

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Is there any lifestyle choices i can do to make my fetus not turn out to be a fussy/irritable infant? He's very active at 27 weeks. Anything i can do to calm and ease him?

Is there any lifestyle choices i can do to make my fetus not turn out to be a fussy/irritable infant? He's very active at 27 weeks. Anything i can do to calm and ease him?

No: The only cause and effect evidenced by medical study that causes a fussy/irritable baby is the effect of drugs like cocaine, heroin and caffeine. Even a stressed out mom does not cause a stressed out baby since the physiological effects of maternal stress are transient. The good news; active infants at 27 weeks gestation do not predict actual infant behaviou after birth. Good luck! stay happy. ...Read more

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Being treated for Raynaud's, wondering if it hypoglycemia. hand and feet bother me, must eat candy to get up blood sugar. blood sugar never over 110.

Being treated for Raynaud's, wondering if it hypoglycemia. hand and feet bother me, must eat candy to get up blood sugar. blood sugar never over 110.

Tx for Raynauds: Different from Hypoglycemia. Treatment for Raynauds: Try not to let your body get cold too quickly or change temperatures too quickly. Keep warm. If your hands and feet are susceptible wear gloves and socks. Do not smoke. Avoid medicines that cause blood vessels to constrict like cold medicines and diet pills. Avoid stress. Talk to your Dr. About Hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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Can i add glucose with my protein shake if i have hypoglycemia? Will it cause the sugar or insulin spikes and crashes that cause lightheadedness etc?

Can i add glucose with my protein shake if i have hypoglycemia? Will it cause the sugar or insulin spikes and crashes that cause lightheadedness etc?

No and yes: The more important question is how do you know that you are having hypoglycemia? True blood test verified hypoglycemia is not normal. In a healthy person, simple carbohydrates during and immediately after vigorous exercise will be utilized by your muscles or used to replenish glycogen stores and shouldn't cause problems with exercise bouts exceeding 30-40 minutes. ...Read more

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Can i add glucose with my protein shake if i'm hypoglycemic? Will it cause the sugar spikes and crash? at what quantities might be ok if at all?

Can i add  glucose with my protein shake if i'm hypoglycemic? Will it cause the sugar spikes and crash? at what quantities might be ok if at all?

Hypoglycemia: Several patients have reactive hypoglycemia which means they produce more insulin than needed when they get a sugar load which causes the sugar to drop. Avoid a high sugar load. Avoid large meals. Avoid skipping meals. Eat frequent small meals to help prevent hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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I'm addicted to chocolate!I need to stop eating it cz it causes me pimples!is there any fruit or anything could give me the energy that chocolate give?

I'm addicted to chocolate!I need to stop eating it cz it causes me pimples!is there any fruit or anything could give me the energy that chocolate give?

Myth: Although there are many who suggest foods have a connection to pimples/acne, there is no good evidence that it is true. You may want to moderate your intake for personal reasons, but don't assume your acne is related. Unfortunately, 13% of women will have some issues with acne well into their 30's or later. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how that could affect her diabetes is it dangerous for a type 1 diabetic to drink alcohol even if they are over 21?

Can you tell me how that could affect her diabetes is it dangerous for a type 1 diabetic to drink alcohol even if they are over 21?

No: Hi. No, alcohol is as fine in moderation for diabetics as it is for anyone else. If a diabetic or non-diabetic has addiction issues with alcohol or binge drinks, then that person (regardless of blood sugar status) should avoid alcohol. Be healthy! ...Read more

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How can I get my diabetic 60 year old mother to stop eating so much white flour and other foods that turn into sugar quickly?

How can I get my diabetic 60 year old mother to stop eating so much white flour and other foods that turn into sugar quickly?

Education: You need to take her to the doctor or take her to the diabetic educational class. She can learn or understand the risk of diabetes, the pathological mechanism of diabetes. The more she understands it, the easier she changes her eating habit. ...Read more

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Is monster energy drinks bad? Can they make you lose your hair?

Is monster energy drinks bad? Can they make you lose your hair?

Yes, they can be bad: They have a lot of sugar and can cause blood sugars to go up as well as blood pressure. It also increases heart rate in some people. Many patients complain of heart palpitations and anxiousness from energy drinks. ...Read more

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Can milk/dairy make people hyper? No dairy because it either makes em not feel good or gives too much energy and then after start to not feel good.

Can milk/dairy make people hyper? No dairy because it either makes em not feel good or gives too much energy and then after start to not feel good.

Possibly yes: Yes, dairy has been associated with mood swings. This is especially true for people with underlying psychiatric disorders. There is also a group of people who do not digest dairy well, and they will get stomach problems - cramps and diarrhea. ...Read more

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I am autistic and can you tell me if sugar can affect autism behavior?

I am autistic and can you tell me if sugar can affect autism behavior?

It can: Sugar is often addictive and can affect behavior in general. Autistic individuals are often more sensitive to the effects of many foods including sugar, as they tend to be more sensitive to many things. ...Read more

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Can eating antibiotic make sugar level drop or will it make them rise.Thanks?

Can eating antibiotic make sugar level drop or will it make them rise.Thanks?

Sometimes: Some class of antibiotics such as Fluoroquinolones ( use to treat urinary tract infection, for example) could cause blood sugar fluctuations, especially those patients who have diabetes. Consult your PCP before taking any medication. Take care and stay healthy. Thanks. https://www.facebook.com/drqueanhchu ...Read more

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I understand how too much sugar leads to weight gain.How exactly does it affect blood sugar level and why doesn't natural sweetner like stevia do that?

I understand how too much sugar leads to weight gain.How exactly does it affect blood sugar level and why doesn't natural sweetner like stevia do that?

Calorie in / out: After all the mumbo-jumbo and semi-science, weight loss / gain is totally about calories in (hunger, appetite, food choices) and out (basal metabolism, exercise, malabsorption / maldigestion, more). Blood sugar levels reflect the amount in transport and relates very little to recent intake or to weight loss / gain; the synthetic sweeteners aren't really sugars. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there any drugs that make normal people have adhd?

Can you tell me is there any drugs that make normal people have adhd?

Amphetamines: When average people take amphetamines it may cause them to be restless, have difficulty paying attention and focusing on tasks. ...Read more

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Can starving a child make them wanna eat more because they like to waist food ? Or is it not good for them .

Can starving a child make them wanna eat more because they like to waist food ? Or is it not good for them .

Poor thought: Please never give credit to a small child for adult thinking.They are not little big people.The first year they get all their needs met by adults which makes them feel like kings/queens.As they get older you may want them to "behave" and do what you want but they still think you serve them.They learn to be respectful / behave gradually if you respect & help them.Your suggestion could lead CPS to u ...Read more

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I bet you cannot tell me one food I can eat that will have many calories to gain 4 pounds of weight with little or no sugar (need to watch glucose)?

I bet you cannot tell me one food I can eat that will have many calories to gain 4 pounds of weight with little or no sugar (need to watch glucose)?

More than one word: Peanut Butter, Almond Butter, Cashew Butter, etc..... All of these are high in calories and low in sugar. Eat them directly from the spoon throughout the course of the day or make a smoothie with unsweetened coconut milk, protein powder, several tablespoons of the nut butter of your choice and ice. An extra 500 calories a day will likely get you a one pound wt gain in a week. ...Read more

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Can sugar really make any kid hyper?

No: There is a very popular belief that sugar makes children hyper. However, there was a very good study, years ago, that disproved the association. The study was actually skewed towards finding that sugar would cause hyperactivity, and it did not. ...Read more

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Can sugar really cause hyperactivity in children?

Can sugar really cause hyperactivity in children?

Read on: A simple sugar the body uses for quick energy so initially the child will get a boost but ultimately becaus the Insulin levels go high they get low blood sugar and get lethargic cranky etc. And crave more sugar. If u mean does it cause adhd no. ...Read more

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Does sugar really cause hyperactivity in children?

Does sugar really cause hyperactivity in children?

My opinion,yes: I have seen hundreds of children with add, adhd and even autism where there is laboratory proof of vitamin b1 deficiency. This vitamin is of vital importance in the metabolism of sugar. This can and does affect the normal functions of the brain, particularly the part of the brain that deals with emotions. Please see my blog "oxygen, the spark of life". ...Read more

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Will really high blood sugars hurt me or my unborn child?

Will really high blood sugars hurt me or my unborn child?

Diabetes: Really high blood sugars can cause diabetic ketoacidosis in the mother, which is life threatening. High blood sugars in early pregnancy can increase the risk of having a baby with a birth defect. Late in pregnancy high blood sugars cross the placenta and cause the baby to be overly large. Overly large babies sometimes require a cesarean delivery. Best to control blood sugars during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How much sugar should a child be getting each day?

How much sugar should a child be getting each day?

Preferably none: Sugar is not a necessary component of anyone's diet, so ideally, a child should be getting no sugar during the day. But, we all enjoy treats every now and then, so just keep sugar intake to a minimum. ...Read more

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Why do we get a sugar rush/hyper from a lot of sugar?

Why do we get a sugar rush/hyper from a lot of sugar?

Never really: It is a wives tale unless you are diabetic and your blood sugar rises but it would not cause a rush but make you feel bad! ...Read more

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Can children have a higher tolerance for sugar than adults?

Can children have a higher tolerance for sugar than adults?

Unclear question: I am not sure what your question is asking. Children are less likely to have type 2 diabetes where the intake of excess sugar makes the blood sugar level go up. While a lot of sugar isn't the best diet in the world, a normal child's blood sugar level will not become abnormally high after a meal with a lot of sugar. ...Read more

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How much sugar should a child be maximally given per day at 1st grade?

Preferably None: Preferably, no sugar would be given to a child. Keep it to a bare minimum. ...Read more

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Is jaggery same like sugar? Cause I am trying to avoid sugar for fat lose. But heard that jaggery is better than having sugar even for child.

Is jaggery same like sugar? Cause I am trying to avoid sugar for fat lose. But heard that jaggery is better than having sugar even for child.

Sugar: Jaggery has about the same calories and so not likely to offer much advantage as far as weight loss but would have some added nutritional properties beyond table sugar. You might want to consider stevia or better still avoid sweetening altogether. I tell my patients "most of the time the enemy tastes sweet". ...Read more

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Heard you should order sugarfree soda on airplanes (less sticky if kids spill). Are sugar replacements ok for kids?

Heard you should order sugarfree soda on airplanes (less sticky if kids spill). Are sugar replacements ok for kids?

WATER best! ; ): Sugar replacements, in common sense amounts, should be fine, but good ol' water best in this age of too much sugar and other refined carbohydrates. ...Read more

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Can sugar-intake really cause hyperactivity in children?

Can sugar-intake really cause hyperactivity in children?

In some, yes it does: Yes, high sugar intake can genuinely affect some kids this way. If your child is having this kind of trouble, it's worth it to see if staying away from sugar as much as possible, might help. You can also take him or her for an evaluation by a pediatrician -- especially a behavioral pediatrician, or child psychiatrist or psychologist. ...Read more

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Can a child eat too much fruit and get too much sugar?

Can a child eat too much fruit and get too much sugar?

Yes: All things in moderation. Fruit is a vital part of our diet and should be consumed daily at the rate of several servings per day. It is possible to eat so much fruit that we are not hungry for other vital foods, such as vegetables, carbs, and protein. Also, excess sugars will be converted to fat. Finally, too much fruit/sugar can lead to diarrhea and affect absorption of other nutrients. ...Read more

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Can you test a child's blood sugar with an adult meter?

Yes you can: There is no such thing as "pediatric glucometer", however there is some that require less blood than others making it more suitable for testing in children. Before you pursue bs checks of your child, talk with his or her physician as why and what to expect from checking bs. If your child is a diabetic, then of course any recognized brand meter will do the job(verify the test strips are not expired. ...Read more

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How do you know if your child is sensitive to sugar in foods and drinks?

How do you know if your child is sensitive to sugar in foods and drinks?

Question confusing: The human brain requires glucose (sugar) for fuel & everyone must either ingest it, create it from other dietary sources, or convert protein, glycogen or fat to make it. If you are concerned that a kid acts different when they consume sugar, consider the event. Studies have shown that kids celebrate sweet treats if rarely allowed & blinded tests reveal no change in behavior, sugar or sugar free. ...Read more

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My child's blood sugar has been high since yesterday, should I be worried?

My child's blood sugar has been high since yesterday, should I be worried?

Is he diabetic?: Is your son diabetic? If not, how did you test? Fasting? 2 hour after eating? Why did you test? If your son is diabetic, please call doctor or nurse practitioner for guidance. ...Read more

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Does being hyper mean your blood sugar is high?

Does being hyper mean your blood sugar is high?

Unrelated : The terms have nothing to do with each other. In fact, very often patients with diabetes, who have high blood sugars, experience malaise and fatigue. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain, is sugar free candy really that much better for kids?

Docs can you explain, is sugar free candy really that much better for kids?

controversial: I am of the opinion that teaching our kids to crave sweets is not that good, whatever the source of sweetener. If you do, certainly sugar free have less calories. With 100 empty calories for each piece of candy in many, 1/day can cause a pound per month of unwanted weight gain.Sugar free avoids this short term issue, but still may pattern a kid to a lifetime of overindulgence. ...Read more