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Can Sugar Really Make Any Kid Hyper
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Heard you should order sugarfree soda on airplanes (less sticky if kids spill). Are sugar replacements ok for kids?
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