Updated: Nov 9
Unfortunately diabetes is very common - in the U.S. approx 31 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes or told they are prediabetic every year and many people didn't recognize the symptoms.
- frequent urination -> extreme thirst
- dry mouth
- increase hunger or unexpected weight loss
- frequent yeast infection due to the yeast feeding on the glucose.
There are several types of diabetes:
Type I - Which is a genetic, autoimmune condition in which causes a person to not produce or process insulin properly.
Type II - is a condition in which you have too much sugar or glucose floating around in your blood and not making it to the tissues. Glucose is the bodies fuel & energy source and all our food converts into this form of sugar.
As you can see, it is very important to watch your sugar intake - or carbohydrate intake. Carbohydrates turn to sugar/glucose the fastest in your body before fat & protein - so this is why the timing of your food/meals is important - especially if you are diabetic.
Eating a high carbohydrate meal late in the day as you are (slowing down) & not moving as much can cause your blood sugar to spike.
As always, stay safe & be well!
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