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What Are The Functions Of Simple Sugars
Depends on what drug: Hi. That totally depends on what drug (s) you're being treated with. I'm gonna go out on a limb and presume you're a diabetic. If you're on insulin, it's easy to get hypoglycemic, especially if you're type 1. If you're type 2 on any combination of metformin, a GLP-1 drug, a DPP4 inhibitor, an SGLT2 inhibitor, it's hard to get too low; insulin easy, sulfonylurea drug possible but not super easy. ...Read more
Uh-uh: It's not what you're eating, it's the excess calories. If you eat more than you use, you store the rest as fat. When you choose your foods, bear in mind that 1 gram of sugar is 4 calories, while 1 gram of fat is 9. So eating fat is likely to be a lot more caloric than eating sugar on a fixed weight basis. ...Read more
Could I be addicted to sugar or your body requires large amounts of it to function on a daily basis?
Why do I not feel when my blood sugar is low I fuction at 35 just as I would 90 and is there anything I can do?
Have less lows: I assume u have diabetes & r on meds. When patients have frequent low sugars, they stop getting warning signs - palpitations, sweating, tremors- &don't have symptoms until their sugar is dangerously low, then get confused and pass out. By letting the sugars run a little high for a while, the hypoglycemic awareness comes back. Also consider a continuous glucose sensor. Make sure ur meter is right. ...Read more
SIMPLE SUGAR REBOUND: After consuming appreciable amount of simple sugars like glucose, fructose and sucrose, what happens is blood sugar quickly rises and that increases the production of Insulin and that quickly acts and brings the sugar down to hypoglycemic levels and as blood sygar falls you feel more hungry and crave for more sugars and if you eat or drink more sugars, same cycle keep repeating and cause obesity. ...Read more
Minimize sugars &...: Simple sugars are unhealthy & best avoided but I think a small amount of cane sugar in dark chocolate is ok due to the benefits of chocolate! I don't know what you mean by sticking to only rice & oats. The healthiest diet has few if any grains. The healthiest foods are vegetables & fruits (best organic), nuts, seeds & beans. Organic eggs, dairy, wild low-mercury fish & natural meats are ok now &then. ...Read more
Ia there anything I can do to help improve kidney function apart from keep blood sugars under tight control.
Liquids: Lots of noncarbonates, noncaffienate, nonalcoholic liquids.Get a more detailed answer ›
The nutrition facts on a food has carbs and then sugar. Do they mean the simple sugars aka monosacharides; glucose, fructose, and galactose?
Total carbohydrates include all sugars and fiber. Sugar includes simple sugars and sugar alcohol.
Here are three websites about reading food labels:
http://www. Heart. Org/heartorg/gettinghealthy/nutrition. ...Read more
Is a diabetic to eat more of complex carbohydrates and reduce simple carbs...What are foods having complex carbs and will it cotrol PP sugar levels.
In general,: It is the glycemic index (GI) of the food that makes a significant difference in how the food affects PP glucose levels. The higher the GI the faster and the more it will increase blood glucose level. More complex carbohydrates tend to have lower GI than simple carbohydrates. Understanding GI can be very beneficial in controlling diabetes. A wealth of information about GI is available online. ...Read more
Good idea or unnecessary to have a modest amount of simple carbs (sugars) in the AM upon waking (due to having "fasted" for several hours (sleeping))?
It's healthy for our bodies to go many hours fasting- healthy person can maintain stable blood sugars for much longer than people sleep.
Sugars are toxic. Throughout human evolution sugars (other than those found in fruit) were not part of the diet (other than occ. honey).
See http://tinyurl. Com/nd33q5x on how bad sugar is for us and http://authoritynutrition. Com/intermittent-fasting-guide/ ...Read more
Any specific diet for dislocated shoulder to heal faster. Already eat lots if veg, fruit and chicken. Was told simple sugar to increase C02??
My 8.5 mo daughter is on formula and begun solid foods. Can we feed her formula with added sucrose? Adding sugar to simple starch, any implications?
Please don't do it: Adding sugar to formula will only cause trouble. Formula is made to address the needs of infants. If babies have additional caloric requirements or starch needs, it isn't accomplished with sucrose. Adding sugar will cause not only weight gain but will also cause dental trouble, even if the baby has no teeth yet. Other metabolic consequences may also occur. Please discuss with pediatrician. ...Read more
I eat fair amounts of simple sugars does this increase risk of cancer even if I'm slightly underweight? Or does being overweight increase the risks?
Sugar cancer: I am not aware of a correlation between sugar intake and cancer. Of course correlation is not causation. Living in London the air quality is more likely a risk. The greatest of course is smoking or being around smokers. The best test of the sugar Ho would be to assign 10, 000 to eat different sugar diets and see who dies of what. Will probably never be done, ...Read more
Can a regular family doctor perform a simple blood sugar test in office? If not, what options do I have?
Glucose testing: If you go to an endocrinologist (e) with diabetes, all patients in the e's office are tested to see what their glucose is. Most gp's can do glucose testing in the office if they have a glucometer. If yours does not have a glucometer, ask your gp to prescribe you one. The better your glucose is controlled, the fewer complications you will have in later years. Good luck. ...Read more
I am continually hungry and whatever I eat I don't put weight on. My thyroid function is normal and my blood sugar normal. I wake up early each day?
Is your weight: Normal? If it is not then it is normal to be hungry as it is a body signal to be normal. Waking up early is normal for lots of people so I would not wory about that if you are getting enough sleep. How may hours are your sleeping? Do you have racing thoughts? Are your moods normal? You might have a condition a psychologist can help. I really need more information. Are you eating right? Exercise? ...Read more
How long after taking prednisone do I have to wait for bloodwork (a1c, fasting sugar, liver function, routine tests)?
Heard sugar & simple carbs turn into same thing once digested. Why then do I feel sick after eating much sugar, but not after eating much wheat/rice?
It could be: The rate at which these substances are metabolized. Once in your digestive tract sugar hydrolyzes into fructose and glucose. Glucose starts out as a carbohydrate but is quickly stored as a fat. Rice and wheat are made up of more complex chains of carbohydrates with fewer simple sugars. The effect of these foods on raising blood sugar may not be as rapid as with simple sugar. Hope this helps:) ...Read more
Diabetic+PCOS, poor adrenal function, stripe stretch marks on tummy, consistant high blood sugars and random blotchy stretch marks appears. Connected?
Yes: Sounds like Cushings syndrome...needs investigationGet a more detailed answer ›
What causes low white bloodcells (3.6)and low platelets (135)? Blood clotting, fasting sugar, thyroid, electrolytes, kidney and liver function are normal.
These are: Lowish but not low enough to do anything but repeat the test. The issue is why were they drawn? Higher WBC counts indicate infection, low counts of one element (red cell, white cell or platelets) can be a variety of things for each from lack of production to excess destruction, to crowding out by other things. Too much to detail here, repeat the test and call your doctor. ...Read more
I'm trying to adjust my diet decreasing simple sugars& increasing proteins (my blood sugar level drops to 50 3h after eating)but I feel I'm not fine, I wake up dizzy everyday, get tired rapidly, blurred vision, confusion, feel the urge to eat sweets?
Symptoms: It may sound strange but I suggest you first see a psychologist. Either she/he will recognize and help control your problems or will recommend a neurologist to help you. ...Read more
Night itch top of my feet and lower legs for 2 weeks No welts/ rash. Blood sugar, kidney/ liver functions ok. Hypothyroid controlled. What's up?
Dry Skin: Generalized itching without primary skin rash most commonly caused by dry skin. Most severe during the winter months and in older people, characterized by itching in areas of dry, scaly skin. Looks like appropriate lab work to uncover an underlying cause was normal. Treat with daily moisturzation (Vanicream, Cetaphil) and better skin hygiene (avoid hot showers). Nonsedating antihistamines for itch ...Read more
How does metabolic influences of mitochondria processing of simple sugars during pregnancy effect the development of the corpus callosum in a fetus?
Fetal development: Truth to say, we don't really know what effects the development of the corpus callosum in the fetus. We do know that about 10% of adults do not have a corpus callosum and are essentially normal. Partial absence of the corpus callosum is abnormal and associated with mental retardation. ...Read more
Diet properly: Educating yourself to the proper diet and exercise regimen is the best way to control your blood sugar (diabetes). Carbohydrates and concentrated sweets should be avoided if diabetic. Getting to know your body, the signs and symptoms of high and low sugars, and being compliant with your docotrs advice/rx's/testing and visits will help you stay well. God bless. ...Read more
Try low glycemic: As a rule you want to eat many fruits and vegetables a day, with natural sugars. What you want to avoid is processed sugars in soda, candy, and many snack foods in boxes. Avoid Corn Syrup. I like the 90/10 rule that nutritionists use, goal 90% of diet healthy, and live a little, don't worry about the other 10%. ...Read more
Insulin: High simple sugars in the diet raises your insulin abruptly which causes the deposition of the sugar as fat, in the liver, in the muscles and in areas such as the stomach, thighs. To avoid this, a diet high in fiber and low in processed foods and simple sugars is best. Best of health to you. ...Read more
Nobody does!: "Sugar high" is an urban myth and I don't get them either. Nobody does, really. Research definitely shows that eating sugar, the amount of sugar in the blood, and rapidly rising sugar levels have no effect on mental status, activity level, or feeling high. Any such effects are psychological, or by moms who mistakenly believe that's why their kids act hyper from time to time. So you're normal. ...Read more
Watch carbohydrates: Your body turns carbohydrates you eat into sugar that goes into your blood. If you eat less carbohydrates you'll make less sugar. More importantly, though, is the type of carbohydrates. Simple carbohydrates like sugars, white bread, cake, candy, juice, and sugary soda pop all make your blood sugar go up, and very quickly. Complex carbohydrates like beans, lentils, and green vegetables do it less. ...Read more
See doc/nutritionist: The body has an incredible ability to regulate sugar, but once this ability is diseased as in diabetes, you will have to work extra-hard to help. Healthy, balanced/diabetic diet (diabetes. Org or see a diabetic educator), exercise regularly, keep ideal body wt/wt loss, and of course see your doc for assessment/treatment. Follow your doc's recommendation & I am sure u will do well. Good luck. ...Read more
R/O DIABETES: Diabetes is a very common condition. The first step is to have an exam&Labs. Especially HBA1C. If the initial workup is inconclusive, Rarely a GGT test is needed. Other labs are done to determine Type1 VS Type2. And an appropriate treatment regimen will be started. Follow up is essential every 3 mtgs with monitoring of HBA1C and URINE MICROALBUMIN. ...Read more