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2/2/12 6:33 A

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This morning I started out with a high blood sugar. I made ham &beans. I forgot how much sugar is in those beans. I wonít make them again. I find that I'm having to learn all over again just what is healthy and what is not healthy for my body.

Today I have a full day of good things. After school, I go to the dietitian for help with my blood sugar, and then on to the chiropractor and massage therapist. The kinks from old injuries are going away. I am becoming limber-more limber than Iíve been in a while. Thank God!



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11/2/11 11:00 P

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Actually, everything you eat that contains calories is eventually converted into glucose. Protein, fat, carbs (except dietary fiber, which isn't absorbed - it's just "bulk"), everything. The simpler the carb, the faster it impacts your blood glucose because your body doesn't have to do much to break it down. Glucose is the simplest form - your body can absorb it directly without breaking it down.

What really matters is balancing those simpler forms with more complex nutrients like fat, protein, and complex carbs. The harder your body has to work to convert the nutrient into a form it can absorb, the slower the impact on your blood sugar. That's why you can eat a piece of candy with a full meal and get a low b.s. reading later, but if you were to eat that same piece of candy on an empty stomach, your b.s. would sky-rocket.

So worry less about tracking sugar and more about balanced meals!

Take life one day at a time - enjoy today before you worry about tomorrow.


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8/24/11 11:21 P

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Thanks, Ladies, this is helpful info.
All carbs turn to sugar and affect your blood sugar levels so we really need to watch all of
the carbs we eat.
I learned this week, that I wasn't getting enough protein. Now that I am eating more and less
carbs I am not as hungry and my blood sugar levels are much better!
High Fructose Corn Syrup is another thing to watch for when reading food labels. That one really makes blood sugars go crazy!
Blessings to you all!

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CD10163029 Posts: 2,791
8/24/11 10:28 P

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Sparktacular! also added fructose & glucose.

not sure if there were other sugars beyond those 3 (also added sucrose) ~ will double check when I have more time. Thanks again!

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8/24/11 10:09 P

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Go to nutrition tracker, click on "tracker options," then click on "change diet settings," then "add another nutrient to track", then scroll down until you get to sucrose.

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8/24/11 9:00 P

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Is there a way to track grams of sugar on the SP tracker? can't seem to spot it.


I was curious..... I've seen recommendations, for example on the Dr Oz show, to keep sugar to so many grams a day (equivalent of say 6 tsp) or only so much added sugar, and I don't really know what my sugar sources are.

Thanks! Hoping someone can point me in the right direction :)

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