This article is like too many others out there is vague and misleading leaving the reader to believe that it is simply sugar and only sugar that affects glucose or blood sugar. The truth is more complex and it even varies greatly from person to person. All carbohydrates, sugar included, have the same basic chemical makeup and when they are broken down by the body they all are made into glucose. But do NOT go thinking that you can give up carbohydrates. I won’t even cut back drastically.
Carbohydrates are made into glucose and while you want that lower you must also know that each and every cell in your body needs glucose to live. Glucose is your bodies fuel; if you don’t have enough you will die. The trick is to figure out how different carbohydrates affect you individually; along with helping your body to use the glucose it makes more effectually so that it is used by your cells and doesn’t build up in your blood or drop too low.
Because I could go on for pages about this I urge anyone reading who has been or has had a loved that has been diagnosed with pre-diabetes or diabetes of either type to do more reading. A website http://www.bloodsugar101.com/ is a good starting point. I also recommend 3 books, What You Need to Know to Keep Diabetes Away Pre-diabetes, The First Year Type 2 Diabetes, both by Gretchen Becker and 50 Diabetes Myths That can Ruin Your Life and the 50 Diabetes Truths that can save it by Riva Greenberg
- 3/8/2012 12:17:25 PM