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classical conditioning of glucose levels?

I've edited this so it hopefully meets the guidelines of this forum. I'd like to know if there are any studies that demonstrate an anticipatory effect similar to classical conditioning, increasing ...
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Difference between mmol/l and mg/dl for blood glucose measurement

I'm in the process of preparing a short lecture on hypoglycemia. In the process, I discovered that blood glucose levels can be expressed in the measurement of millimoles per liter or milligrams per ...
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Use of injection containing both insulin and glucose

I'm not a medicine person (and not a chemist), and the question is mostly theoretical. I've been thinking about how and why glucose and insulin are used and hwo they work, and I have several ...
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Should I take plenty carbs? [closed]

To gain weight, I have to take lots of carbs which I'm currently doing. My mum says eating too much carbs could cause diabetes. While her mum was diagnosed with diabetes, she said the doctor told her ...
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Intermittent Fasting: Why is exactly *zero* calories special?

Is there something special about exactly 0 calories vs 1 calorie? When researching Intermittent Fasting, the "magic" seems to come from the body's response to insulin dropping and its response to ...
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How do humans meet the brain’s glucose demand of 420kcal (105g sugar) per day on a healthy diet?

How do humans meet the brain’s glucose demand of 420kcal (105g sugar) per day on a healthy diet? Wouldn't the protein demand in case of gluconeogenesis be tremendous? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/...
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How do you estimate glucose and sucrose levels of a food product?

Is it possible to estimate approximately what the percentage of glucose and the percentage of sucrose is in a food product, simply by looking at the ingredients and nutritional information?
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Is sugar in beverages worse than sugar in solid food (i.e. candy, chocolate) with respect to diabetes type 2

Most studies which find a link between sugar intake and risk of type 2 diabetes focus on sugar sweetened beverages (SSB) intake, presumably because SSB's allow for a high sugar intake without feeling ...
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Why does sugar get such a bad rep?

Most reputable health organizations (if not all) recommend keeping your daily intake of sugar to as low as possible. At the same time, these same organizations acknowledge that carbohydrates are an ...
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Glutamate substitute for ALS?

I was just reading up on some ALS literature, and noted something on a newly diagnosed patient. The (current) assessment is that this particular patient's ALS symptoms are caused by a glutamate ...
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What CGM systems don't require fingerstick calibration?

Most continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems require you to still do fingerstick blood testing on a daily basis in order to calibrate them. But that defeats the purpose of why people want CGM ...
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Is it true that brains can metabolize ketones?

It is true that brains can use ketones for energy and concentration instead of sugar? This video (and my roomate) claim they can. I thought brains only operate on glucose and the liver is required to ...
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Mechanism of Metformin in Lactic Acidosis

High dosages of metformin and other biguanides are liked to lactic acidosis. What is the pharmacological mechanism behind this? I am aware the people have survived doses as high as 63 grams, but at ...
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Does a sugar-free diet really lead to more healthy state?

I have a friend who is trying to get rid of everything with a high sugar content. He doesn't add sugar to tea, coffee, milk. Things like Coke (and all similar drinks), cakes, candies (sweets), cookies,...
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Which is better for health tea, water tea or milk tea? [closed]

From which of the following is better for health : tea with milk or tea with milk and water in equal proportions and spices or tea in water with spices, If someone can link to some authentic source ...
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Elevated glucose right after waking up

After a recent blood test that showed elevated fasting glucose (110mg/dl) and elevated triglycerides (~335mg/Dl), I got myself an Accu-check glucose tester and started regular testing to try to figure ...
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Are all sugars detrimental to health when consumed in the quantity of common processed foods?

Are fructose, glucose, and high fructose corn syrhop all damaging to health if consumed in portions common to processed foods? I hope for some clarification on what types of sugars are not found in ...