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Sugar Busters Low Glycemic Limit
High glycemic index(GI) foods that have high effect on blood sugar level -will eating such foods make you feel hungry sooner compared to low GI foods?
Which diet is best of for reactive hypoglycemia(caused by adrenal fatigue)...Low glycemic or complete avoidance of even slight amount of sugar?
Reactive hypoglycemia due to adrenal fatigue.On low-glycemic diet(day 2).Craving for sugar+salty foods.Is it normal?How long it takes 2 recover fully?
complex problem: Adrenal fatique/insufficiency is rare, especially in your age group. Okay to ask your doc about adrenal replacement to help control these symptoms. Take friend/family with you to ask questions, understand your doc. Recovery will be related to replacement adrenal therapy. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1. How to have a steady blood sugar level all day and don't feel spaced out due low b.Sugar? 2. Just remembered about glycimic index, any connection?
Go for lower GI food: The lower the glycemic index, the less your blood sugar will swing up and then down. Here's a good search engine: http://www.Glycemicindex.Com/foodsearch.Php and it's in a superb website that can guide you to GI mastery! but generally, the more "complex" and starchy a carb is, the lower its gi. ...Read more
Can the sugar in fruit cause weight gain like other sugars? Should i limit my servings of fruit if i'm trying to lose weight?
Yes and yes: Yes, fruit contains sugar, mostly in the form of fructose which can definitely cause weight gain. You esp. Want to limit servings of high-glycemic fruits which tend to be tropical fruits like bananas, mango & watermelon. The healthiest fruits are small fruits whose skin is eaten like berries, cherries, grapes, apples & apricots. You can eat those in moderation. Avoid fruit juices. ...Read more
Symptoms <60 or >100: Normal blood sugar is hard to define since blood glucose levels vary over a large range under the influence of many factors. Fasting blood glucose is normally less than 110. Numbers less than 60 with symptoms of low blood sugar are abnormal. 110-125 indicates impaired regulation of blood glucose and values greater than 126 on more than one occasion indicate diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fruits have sugar: Everything in moderation. Eating too much fruit is unhealthy. Fruits have sugar (some have lots of it), and sugar is sugar. It's bad to eat too much fruit sugar. Think of fruit as a snack item, a treat. The fiber and water in the fruit is good to have, as well as the vitamins and other nutrients... but not the sugar. Fruit juice also has lots of sugar (it's better to eat fruit than drink juice). ...Read more
Is there a limit to how resistant your body can become to insulin? Every time I go up on dose I'm fine for two weeks and then sugar jumps up.
Not really: No limit. The only limiting factor will be getting rid of extra weight/fat that creates the resistance. ...Read more
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