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After how many hrs of eating, sugar pp reading has to be taken?

After how many hrs of eating, sugar pp reading has to be taken?

2 hours: If you are measuring to see if your diabetic blood sugars are under control you are looking at two hours after eating. The goal is to be less than 140 but lower is better in general. These numbers should be correlated with your hemoglobin a1c. ...Read more

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Could eating sugar cause diabetes?

Could eating sugar cause diabetes?

No: Diabetes is secondary to reduced or absent insulin production, insulin resistance or production of defective insulin.
Eating sugar increases insulin output but does not cause diabetes. A diabetic cannot tolerate the sugar and would have a very high glucose after eating sugar ...Read more

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How worse can diabetes be if I continue eating sugar?

How worse can diabetes be if I continue eating sugar?

Diet control: Carbohydrates are essential in the treatment of diabetes, but the "right" kind of carbohydrates. This is in addition to weight control, exercise and if necessary medications. Uncontrolled simple sugar intake is not wise for diabetics and non-diabetics alike. Consult your doctor, a good nutritionist, or go to the american diabetes association website for some insight. ...Read more

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Does eating sugar make you feel extremely tired afterwards?

Does eating sugar make you feel extremely tired afterwards?

It can: If you eat a large amount of sugar, your body compensates be releasing a large amount of insulin. This spike in Insulin release can make you tired. ...Read more

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Is Psoriasis worsened by eating sugar, not necessarily too much?

Is Psoriasis worsened by eating sugar, not necessarily too much?

Not particularly.: According to most experts, the best dietary advice for people with psoriasis is the same as for anyone else: Eat a diet low in fats and sweets and high in fruits and vegetables. While you're at it, get regular exercise because being overweight can make psoriasis worse. ...Read more

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Can one get headaches because of eating sugar even if just a little?

Can one get headaches because of eating sugar even if just a little?

Yes.: I have a few patients who report getting headaches when they consume sugar...But it could be some kind of dye in the food or drink that you are consuming. ...Read more

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How can eating sugar cause cancer/other diseases?

How can eating sugar cause cancer/other diseases?

Indirectly/disbetes.: Eating sugar does not cause disaeses by itself. Sugar is necessary for the body. However, too much sugar can lead to diabetes, and obesity, which are not only issues by themselves, they can lead to other problems like hypertension, atherosclerosis, heart disease;failure, visual disturbances, renal problems, and endometrial cancer in women, to name a few. A balanced diet and exercise is advised. ...Read more

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What will happen if a diabetic keeps eating sugar without taking insulin?

What will happen if a diabetic keeps eating sugar without taking insulin?

DKA: He will probaly go into diabetic ketoacidosis, that is his/her blood sugar will go extremely high, the ph of his/her blood will be low (turns acidic), he/she will have eletrolyte imbalance, he/she will be very dehydrated and if he/she is not treated promptly he/she may die. ...Read more

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Can eating sugar a night before the fasting blood sugar test affect the results?

Can eating sugar a night before the fasting blood sugar test affect the results?

Yes: You should not eat for 12 hours before a fasting test is done. You can have some water if thirsty. ...Read more

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What can you do to stop eating sugar for anxiety issues if sugar is in every food product?

No processed foods: Try not to eat processed foods. Get your sugar from natural sources such as fresh fruits, try not to exceed more than 3 fresh fruits a day. Processed foods can make you sugar addicted. Speak to your physician about other ways to deal with anxiety. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I get ightheaded after eating sugar?

What does it mean if I get ightheaded after eating sugar?

See Doctor: Sugar depressed the immune system and sometimes play havock with the blood pressure and other body chemistry. You need to get to your physicial for an evaluation and a blood test to determine what is not currently in good working order. ...Read more

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Some doctors say eating sugar and sweets is bad for your skin some say it doesn't matter what you eat, what's the truth?

Some doctors say eating sugar and sweets is bad for your skin some say it doesn't matter what you eat, what's the truth?

FOODS BAD FOR SKIN: IF YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT THEN, YES, MANY FOODS CAN MAKE ACNE WORSE.
CHOCOLATE AND SUGARY FOOD WILL CERTAINLY MAKE IT WORSE.
STOP FOR A MONTH AND SEE IF IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.
AND WHILE YOU ARE AT IT, STOP ALL NUTS AND CUT DOWN ON DAIRY PRODUCTS! ...Read more

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I hear when eating sugar you should eat fat too to lessen the glycemic effect. True? So vanilla lowfat yogurt's better than nonfat for weight mgmt?

I hear when eating sugar you should eat fat too to lessen the glycemic effect. True? So vanilla lowfat yogurt's better than nonfat for weight mgmt?

Fat will: Reduce glycemic effect of carb intake. But this should not be of great concern, unless you have diabetes or prediabetes. Reducing total caloric intake is probably more important. ...Read more

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I have an addiction to sugar. I have no control. Sneaking hiding. Eating sugar by spoonfulls. Candy bars 3 at a time. Fast so not caught. Help. :- (?

I have an addiction to sugar. I have no control. Sneaking hiding. Eating sugar by spoonfulls. Candy bars 3 at a time. Fast so not caught. Help. :- (?

Metformin: Your problem is physiological, not psychological.
Carbohydrate cravings accompany Insulin resistance. When your 60 trillion cells are screaming for brownies, it's impossible to resist. Solution is to restore Insulin receptor sensitivity. Metformin will do this, in a dose of 1, 000-2, 000 mg per day. My patients on metformin invariably feel better, have more energy, and lose their carb cravings. ...Read more

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Grandaughter is bi polar & I read ths man took every meds & nothing worked until he gave up eating sugar & he is off all meds for 8 yrs. Wht do u think?

Grandaughter is bi polar & I read ths man took every meds & nothing worked until he gave up eating sugar & he is off all meds for 8 yrs. Wht do u think?

Bipolar Disorder: Is complex. When left untreated it can impact one's function thereafter. Healthy diet plays a significant role in wellness - especially when a person has significant food sensitivities. While I very much encourage removing excess refined sugars from the diet, would not recommend stopping psychotropic medications. The medications play a protective role. Take care. ...Read more

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How to prevent diabetics? Will eating sugars and ice creams cause diabetics?

How to prevent diabetics? Will eating sugars and ice creams cause diabetics?

Avoid sugar: Live a healthy life and avoid sugar. That means eating a diet of a variety of healthy foods, avoiding sugar and refined starches, and getting plenty of exercise. Of course, luck plays a role too. ...Read more

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Why can't I stay awake after eating sugar?

Hypoglycemia: Could be due to hypoglycemia from Insulin release after eating sugar/sweets. Make an appointment with your primary doctor for a more thorough evaluation and blood work. ...Read more

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What to do if I get really awful headaches after eating sugar and exercising?

What to do if I get really awful headaches after eating sugar and exercising?

May be hypoglycemic: You may be hypoglycemic. After eating processed sugars, you can have an Insulin spike that lasts longer than the sugars and it drops your blood glucose, low, leading to hypoglycemia and headaches. After exercise, you may have used up much of your endogenous stores and then become hypoglycemic. Discuss with your primary. Keep juice handy and next headache after workout, see if it juice helps. ...Read more

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I get really awful headaches after eating sugar and exercising. What does this mean?

I get really awful headaches after eating sugar and exercising. What does this mean?

? hypoglycemia: In certain circumstances taking a high amount of carbohydrate will cause production of Insulin which may overshoot and cause hypoglycemia. There is a relationship between hypoglycemia and headache in certain individuals. ...Read more

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Hi im getting chest pain after eating sugar what could cause this?

Hi im getting chest pain after eating sugar what could cause this?

Wife punching you: For eating her chocolate not likely, so i'll have to go with, I don't know. Maybe stress, maybe it's your stomach & acid release. Consider drinking milk with it. If no pain. It was your stomach. Answer would be, drink the milk first. ...Read more

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Vertigo symptoms and numbness after eating sugar?

Vertigo symptoms and numbness after eating sugar?

PossibleHypoglycemia: We need more information but it is possible you are getting Hypoglycedia after eating sugar as it raises your blood sugar and your body over reacts to it by producing insulin and that may be causing hypoglycemia
I suggest you consult your Doctor as need to be checked and may need blood test and it may be due to other causes as well
Make an appointment with your Doctor asap ...Read more

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What can cause me to be feeling dizzy after eating sugar?

What can cause me to be feeling dizzy after eating sugar?

Sugar: Your sugar level is not being managed by your body perhaps. It could be too high or low. See your doctor for further work up of your glucose metabolism. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is eating sugar everyday really a cause of yeast infections...?

Is eating sugar everyday really a cause of yeast infections...?

It can create a: Vaginal environment that is conducive to the growth of yeast. ...Read more

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When to go back eating sugar & fruits after treating yeast infection?

When to go back eating sugar & fruits after treating yeast infection?

Moderation: If the yeast infection is cleared and there are no issues with your blood sugar, Diabetes, you may resume your intake of fruits. American diet is heavy on simple sugars. It's never a good time to go back to sugars. Always read label and do your best to minimize intake of simple sugars such as; maltose sucrose, high fructose, corn syrup, molasses, cane sugar. ...Read more