Results from my annual show most things A-OK but one red flag -- a fasting blood sugar level of 108 mg/dl, which I read places me in pre-diabetes territory. This hit me like a sledgehammer because I simply cannot figure out how or why I would have this number considering my generally healthy, low-carb diet and decent weight. Some answers would be most welcome. Read on please. [more inside]
Most people have heard the mantra that wheat bread is "good" but white bread is bad. However, virtually all commercial wheat breads contain added sugars in some form (molasses, etc.) while it is possible to obtain commercial white breads with zero added sugars (e.g. scali or Italian bread) and sugar is meant to be "bad" for us, contributing to cancer, obesity and diabetes. From a scientific or evidence standpoint, how do the relative merits of sugarless white and whole wheat breads stack up assuming one buys the best quality option from each category?
Mefites who have given up sugar (or some other beloved but harmful substance): does it get any easier? [more inside]
What should I do in the immediate short term before my appointment to talk about blood sugar issues with my psychiatrist? [more inside]
I Lost 60 lbs and cured metabolic syndrome (insulin resistance) quickly on a modified Atkins diet. Can I start juice fasting without raising my sugar/insulin levels and "blowing up" again. I am down to about 5% bodyfat with normal blood sugar and LOVING it. How can I juice without upsetting my sugar/insulin balance again? Is it worth it? [more inside]
What does a fasting blood glucose of 102 mean? [more inside]
What are ways to eliminate sugar from my diet? [more inside]
Am I suffering the effects of Diabetes from eating too much sugar? [more inside]
So what do you know about "sugar", "sugar diabetes", or "the sugar" being used as synonyms for "diabetes"? And how did that meaning come to be, exactly? [more inside]
I recently heard that Pterocarpus marsupium extract can be beneficial for those of us with high blood sugar. Have you tried it yourself? Has it been helpful? Have you seen results? Any side effects?
Type II Diabetes filter: How do measured glucose levels vary depending on how long it has been since eating? [more inside]
Can you tweak this Nigella Lawson peanut butter cup recipe to be lower on the glycemic index? [more inside]
Just much binge sugar consumption would it take to cause diabetes? [more inside]
Whenever my wife eats candy like Starbust, Skittles, Big Red gum, etc. she starts perspiring and getting really hot in her face. Could this be an allergic reaction or be related to diabetes?