Control Diabetes by Changing your Lifestyle

This doctor does a Q&A to teach people about changes to make in lifestyle to control diabetes:

"Why people get so tired with high sugars is an excellent question. To answer, I will bring you back to your childhood when Mom or Dad always told you to eat breakfast. I am sure they explained that it is the most important meal of the day. They were right in many ways. When we eat, we are supplying our bodies with the energy needed for our daily activities.

The more active a person is — or the higher his or her metabolism is, the more energy or calories he or she burns. These statements assume the body is functioning properly.

In a patient without diabetes who just ate a healthy breakfast, the blood sugar will rise. In response, the pancreas will secrete insulin to reduce blood sugar. The insulin does not really reduce the amount of sugar in the body, it simply moves that glucose or sugar from the blood into the cells.

At this point, the glucose is used for energy and functioning, or it is stored as fat. Hence, when people consume too many drinks with high sugar content, they get a rush of energy. The key ingredient in this system is the insulin that enables the proper use of the glucose we eat."

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