The regulation of blood sugar and insulin are critical in weight management and prevention of diabetes and metabolic dysfunction.
So the key to controlling weight, preventing metabolic disease and improving energy now becomes regulating blood sugar and insulin.
If we consume sugars or carbohydrates, especially in a highly refined form like white sugar or high fructose corn syrup, our blood sugar spikes quickly and drops quickly. Conversely, if we consume fats, the blood sugar response is quite slow to rise, has a much broader peak and ultimately takes longer time to return to baseline.
When blood sugars spike quickly, as they do with carbohydrates, the body then reacts by pumping out lots of insulin.
The combination of rapid blood sugar drop and excess insulin leads to strong craving for even more sugar. Focus on eating healthy fats (avocado, coconut, organic butter, grass fed beef, salmon, olive oil etc…) to provide sustainable energy with out spiking blood sugar. High sugar beverages including soda, juices and sports drinks are the worst at spiking blood sugar. Minimize starches, sugars and carbohydrates; especially highly refined forms like white flour, white sugar, white rice, and white potato.
Eat smaller more frequent meals throughout the day; making sure that each of them incorporates protein, fat and fiber. Next post we will explore how, if this system is chronically out of balance, how metabolic syndrome, diabetes, high blood pressure and much other chronic disease can develop. This entry was posted in Blood Sugar, Diabetes, Hypoglycemia, Insulin, Metabolic Disease, Metabolic Syndrome, Nutrition. I was wondering if you might be able to help me try to get off some of my precription meds that I take. People with type 1 diabetes may be at risk when they do not have enough insulin, a hormone the body uses to break down sugar (glucose) in the blood for energy. Diabetic ketoacidosis may be the first sign of type 1 diabetes in people who do not yet have other symptoms. The test can be used to determine the presence and levels of ß-hydroxybutyrate, the predominant ketone body, in suspected cases of ketoacidosis.


When the body begins to break down its stored fats in response to a low supply of energy (glucose) it produces the ketone ß-hydroxybutyrate, which is further catabolized into acetoacetate and then into acetone. Quantitative, objective ß-Hydroxybutyrate results provide a better tool for differentiating metabolic acidosis and monitoring therapy. Physicians use ketone body determinations in emergent or urgent medical situations such as diabetic ketoacidosis.
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Taboulet P, Haas L, Porcher R, et al: Urinary acetoacetate or capillary beta-hydroxybutyrate for the diagnosis of ketoacidosis in the Emergency Department setting. The Glycemic Load (GL) measures how quickly the sugar in the food is absorbed into your bloodstream. For both measures you want the food with the lowest score, but more important is the lower Glycemic Load. Generally speaking, fruit harvested closer to the equator (think melons, pineapples, mango) tend to have a higher sugar content vs those not (berries, apples, pears).
This entry was posted in Nutrition Tip Tuesday and tagged blood sugar, fruit, glycemic index.
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Insulin tells the body to store this extra energy as fat and inhibits the break down fat stores.  Without insulin, we don’t gain weight. This is what leads to a dramatic and quick drop in blood sugar. Often the quantity of insulin released overshoots the need, so blood sugar then falls to below than optimal levels. If we indulge these cravings, the cycle repeats.  Every time the blood sugar spikes and insulin spikes in response it is a period of storing fat.
I’ve been doing some research on blood sugar monitoring for a friend… is this site any good IYHO? It occurs when the body cannot use sugar (glucose) as a fuel source because there is no insulin or not enough insulin. Diagnostic Accuracy of Point-of-Care Testing for Diabetic Ketoacidosis at Emergency-Department Triage: {beta}-Hydroxybutyrate versus the urine dipstick.


Diagnostic accuracy of venousblood gas electrolytes for identifying diabetic ketoacidosis in the emergency department.
Ketone bodies: a review of physiology, pathophysiology and application of monitoring to diabetes. Frequency, clinical characteristics and outcome of diabetic ketoacidosis in children with type-1 diabetes at a tertiary care hospital. One of the tips I recently wrote about was the Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load, two measures that have significant impacts to your blood sugar. Below, the fruits highlighted in green, are the fruits that have the lowest GI and GL, and therefore spike your blood sugar the least.  When I have smoothies, or fruit as a snack, I try to choose from these fruits more often.
Infection, injury, a serious illness, or surgery can lead to diabetic ketoacidosis in people with type 1 diabetes. Hispanic and African-American people are more likely to have ketoacidosis as a complication of type 2 diabetes.
Note that the urine dip stick method for acetoacetate does not detect β-hydroxybutyric acid.
Only physicians and qualified medical professionals should be consulted for specific questions regarding medical conditions, testing and treatment. Ketoacidosis can also occur in people with diabetes when they miss their insulin treatments. Rapid measurements using urine dip sticks in hospitals may not be as accurate and may require confirmation by a reference lab. Stanbio Laboratory disclaims any liability for decisions made based on the information presented here or for the information provided on external Internet web sites. Stanbio Laboratory is not responsible and provides no warranty whatsoever for the accuracy, effectiveness, timeliness and suitability of any information or content obtained from third parties, including hyperlinks to or from third party websites.
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