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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 bad for a variety of organs, and the damage can accumulate over time. Free glucose in the blood can bind to positively charge amino acids on proteins. This ...


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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. They identified freeze-thaw damage, surface adsorption and free radical oxidation as reasons of virus destruction. They tested a combination of buffering ...


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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 between the mere sweetness of a food and the risk of acne. There is some evidence that low-glycemic load diet may help reduce acne (Cochrane, PubMed Central). ...


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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. Just be aware that it is a warming herb/spice so if you are someone that finds themselves just a bit too hot all the time, this will exacerbate that. Lastly, ...


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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 called Hemoglobin A1c or glycated hemoglobin. It's a form of hemoglobin that is formed due to hemoglobin's exposure to plasma glucose. It has been found that red ...


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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 glycaemic control in prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. However, given the limitations of the available evidence and the high heterogeneity in study results, high-...


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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 effect as glucagon .They stimulate the breakdown of glycogen into glucose


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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 tote around that much more mass, which requires slightly more calories to perform the same exact task. This is one of the reasons why people on a diet eventually ...


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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 can be due to conditions other than diabetes mellitus, and some drugs and other substances can make the test false positive or negative. Renal threshold for ...


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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 RESULTS—The slope (95% CI) for mean sensor glucose concentration (area under the curve) versus a centrally measured HbA1c was 24.4 mg/dL (22.0–26.7) for ...


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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 that have kinder, gentler effects on blood sugar, it is not a perfect guide for choosing a healthy diet. Why ? According to According to Patrick J. Skerrett, ...


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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 clinical trials. Is eating sugar always bad? Can it be eaten in moderation and present no risk to diabetes and other issues? According to systematic reviews ...


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If you have more muscles, you will have more place to store glucose in them (in the form of glycogen), but what seems to be more important is the rate of glucose uptake by muscles, which increases with endurance training (running, swimming...) rather than with resistance training (body building). The Role of Skeletal Muscle Glycogen Breakdown for Regulation ...


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Studies have shown that simply seeing sweet foods (without even eating them) can cause your body to release insulin. This abstract of a review paper includes the sentence: high acute levels of insulin can be produced by simply seeing and thinking about food and that individuals showing this response show a greater tendency toward weight gain in a food-...


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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 shouldn't be a difference in weight gain if you just change meal time and all other variables are left equal. As for meal time in relation to exercise, there ...


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