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How exactly is hypoglycemia a problem?

Your tissue gets sugar from the blood (along with the other needed nutrients, and oxygen). Sugar is not stored in places like the brain, brain cells only take up enough sugar for what they need in the ...
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Why use sucrose rather than glucose in an injectable vaccine?

Sucrose is used as a preservative in vaccines, more specifically as a cryoprotectant: Earlier empirical approaches stabilize liquid formulations of Ad5 viral vaccines were described by Evan et al.10. ...
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carb deficiency pathology association in sedentary people

Carbohydrates are the main source of energy in humans. Carbohydrates are almost always recommended as part of a healthy diet even in sedentary people, but what changes is the amount consumed. ...
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What are the effects of hyperglycemia

I have written a few blog posts about this topic, to which I will share the links on the topic. In a short-as-possible answer, this is my thinking. Elevated blood glucose, hyperglycemia is extremely ...
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What are some natural remedies for lowering blood sugar besides diet and exercise?

You seem to be on a great track. I think you're doing all the right things. Regarding cinnamon pills: I have indeed read studies regarding cinnamon curbs blood sugar by lowering insulin resistance. ...
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Does adding water to drinks reduce their glycemic index?

Question: Does reducing the sweetness of a drink by diluting it with water reduces the likelihood of acne? Short answer: Not necessary. I am not aware of any study that would show an association ...
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What interval of time does HbA1C give information about?

This question cannot be answered. It is individual and based on, among many other things, red blood cell survival. To understand why this is so, you need to understand than A1C is more accurately ...
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Aloe Vera and Diabetes

This study did a thorough literature search of all existing Aloe Vera research and found, at best, weak conclusions: The current evidence suggests some potential benefit of Aloe vera in improving ...
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How does coffee affect blood sugar levels?

As a type 1 diabetic I have noticed even black coffee can have an effect on blood sugar. Coffee( the caffeine really) increases your blood epinephrine (adrenaline) levels. Adrenaline has the same ...
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Does the time of day of sugar consumption matter?

If you eat a substantial meal before exercising, you will burn slightly more calories than if you ate the same meal after exercising. The reason for this is that by eating before, you then have to ...
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What interval of time does HbA1C give information about?

It should be noted that the HbA1c is an approximation to an average of the glucose levels over the period of the life of red cells for an individual. There is considerable variability in the result ...
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What is the evidence that blood sugar spikes, within a non-diabetic range, are inherently harmful?

The October 2013 edition of Women's International Pharmacy newsletter (PDF) points out that: Insulin is a hormone involved in the metabolic processes that convert food we eat into the fuel our bodies ...
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Urine glucose testing for diabetes control

In short, glucose in urine is useful but not completely reliable test for diabetes mellitus, because: It is possible to have diabetes mellitus without glucose in the urine. Rarely, glucose in urine ...
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The state of glucose in the blood

As pointed out in mytutor.co.uk in the basic biology section When we breathe we inhale oxygen from the air into our lungs. The alveoli are tiny air sacs in the lung where oxygen diffuses into the ...
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What is the medical consensus regarding the effect sugar consumption has on health?

What is the medical consensus regarding the effect sugar consumption has on health? There is still no concensus about the effects of sugar intake on health, mainly due to lack of long-term randomized ...
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Does adding water to drinks reduce their glycemic index?

Glycemic index (GI) helps to rates carbohydrate-containing foods (or drinks) by how much they boost blood sugar (blood glucose). Although GI offers useful information that can help you choose foods ...
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Does the time of day of sugar consumption matter?

There does not seem to be a wealth of scientific research relating to the effects of meal timing on weight gain or other health metrics. The common conception is that a calorie is a calorie and there ...
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