Blood Sugar Dangers
There are so many things that can go wrong when you are diabetic. If you can’t get your blood sugar to come into balance, there are things that could happen causing this disease to be fatal. There can be serious complications from blood sugar dangers.
Blood sugar dangers are equal to diabetes, hypertension, hormonal problems, cardiovascular disease and stroke, alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and other such very bothersome issues such as chronic pain, autoimmune disorders, depression, anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, weight gain, gas, bloating, and your immune system.
If you have a blood sugar count of anything over 120, it can cause our white blood cell function to drop 75% for over four hours. So if you are getting sick often, it could mean that your blood sugar has something to do with it.
Gas and Bloating:
Our digestive systems don’t do well with sugar. The bacteria in our bodies will use sugar for their energy and so it stands to reason that carbs we eat are feeding the wrong bacteria in our gut, which can cause us to develop excessive gas.
You will find that when you begin to cut back on the carbs, this is one of the first things that will stop.
Don’t you get mad as hell when you eat how you are supposed to be eating and you are either gaining weight or you lose it for a few months and gain it all right back?
Insulin can prevent our fat from being burned. And so it happens that whenever you eat a carb, your system releases insulin into the bloodstream and then we put on more weight.
Fatigue / Insomnia:
When we eat the way we have been eating and our blood sugar is up and down, up and down. It’s like being on a roller coaster. Then we start to have a hard time waking up in the mornings or, after we wake up we eat ourselves into a food coma and then we can’t wake up throughout the day. Then at night we get insomnia, we can’t sleep, but we’ve been tired all day?
This is my worst nightmare. I wake in the morning, eat breakfast and then I cannot stay awake and it’s like this almost all day but when I go to bed in the evening, I cannot sleep for the life of me. So, I am up all night wandering through the house, or watching television. I cannot get to sleep until about daybreak.
I read that this happens because for years I abused my body with sugar. I drank alcohol for years too (tons of sugar) and this tired out my adrenal glands. It is our adrenal glands that keep our brains fed. But now, because I got diabetes, my blood sugar system is broken.. Which means that my adrenal glands are tired out and can’t do what they are supposed to do. Therefore, my body and brain has a very difficult time of keeping everything stable at night. The part I don’t understand is why it should only happen to me at night, when I want to sleep and dream.
Depression / Anxiety:
These two diagnosis are affected terribly by sugar. Since insulin prevents amino acids from crossing over our blood-brain barrier and this makes it so that we cannot effectively make neurotransmitters.
Diabetes doubles our chances of a diagnosis for depression because of this. It is known also that once we cut sugar out of our diets and get our blood sugar under control, that our incidence of anxiety or panic attacks will drop dramatically and then we can effectively begin to deal with depression and or anxiety. There are times when my panic attacks get so bad that I have to take medication and just give up on my day by going to sleep.
Chronic Pain / Autoimmune Disorders:
Glucose and insulin are highly inflammatory. Since we know that inflammation leads to pain. We suffer from joint pain, fibromyalgia, arthritis, and many other forms of chronic pain issues. We can even begin to develop and suffer from autoimmune disorders.
Then it would stand to reason that if we cut sugar out of our diets completely, these reasons for pain should and most always do subside.
There have been so many cases where people have cut sugar out of their diet completely and have since been pain free. They have proven to be able to do this within just a couple of weeks while being sugar free.
Cancer cells can only use glucose for fuel. This is not new information either. Dr. Merritt states that ***”oncologists have used PET scans as one of their main diagnostic tools since the 1980s. The PET scan gives the patient radioactive glucose and then scans their body to see where the glucose ends up”.
“Lewis Cantley is the director of the Cancer Center at Harvard Medical School and he says that 80% of all human cancers have glucose and insulin as instigating factors.”
“Dr. Craig Thompson, Researcher and President, New York’s Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Research Center believes that many pre-cancerous cells would never become malignant if it wasn’t for the constant exposure to insulin and the need for glucose for their metabolism.” ***Dr. Marlene Merritt, Smart Blood Sugar
Alzheimer’s is the result 0f insulin resistance in our brain. It is also being referred to as a “type 3 diabetes”. They say that if you develop diabetes before we turn 65, it will double our chance of becoming Alzheimer diagnosed.
An interesting piece of information I found:
Increased risk of Alzheimer’s “People that have insulin resistance, in particular those with type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of suffering from Alzheimer’s disease estimated to be between 50% and 65% higher. Researchers have discovered that many type 2 diabetics have deposits of a protein called amyloid beta in their pancreas which is similar to the protein deposits found in the brain tissue of Alzheimer’s sufferers.”
Cardiovascular Disease / Stroke:
High blood sugar causes us to have thicker and stickier blood; an incidence of blood clots.
Dr. Merritt states that “most people have no clue that insulin and glucose cause us to have small, dense Type b LDL which causes plaques. Insulin is vulnerable to oxidation (causes plaques) and not saturated fats, as we have been told over and over again for so many years.
Those of us with diabetes are really in trouble if we don’t take sugar/glucose out of our diets. Our chances of heart attack increase 180%. Our chances for death of cardiovascular disease increase 170%. Our chance of stroking out is two and one half times as high.
This is the part that scares me for all of us with diabetes. If we can make small changes in our lifestyles, then we can certainly change this path of destruction!
Diabetes is a manmade disease. It is not a disease that we don’t understand or have answers of how to cure it. We made it so we can certainly change the outcome of it.
Maybe those of us seniors don’t have as high a chance as younger people who have been diagnosed. But these younger people have a greater chance of clearing the babies and young children who are just beginning to be sent down the wrong road.
It’s some hard work. Big changes but it can be done. Quit eating cereals out of a box, breads (especially the white sticky kind) sugars of any kind that aren’t naturally made. The older kids might squawk, but the little ones won’t have a clue!
This is a disease that is now up to us, to parents, and even grandparents to change.
High estrogen is a huge problem brought about by high blood sugar. It is pretty obvious when you see a set of “man boobs” and “beer bellies” in men. Weight gain in both sexes is also caused by hormone changes in estrogen. To see pics of real man breasts, click here I didn’t want to offend anyone, some of these pics are pretty bad!
Estrogen has also been tied to many cancers, such as breast, uterine, and even prostrate.
Infertility has been caused by high estrogen.
Estrogen also prevents testosterone from functioning normally which will cause “low T” symptoms. These “low t” symptoms are sexual dysfunction, low energy, depression, and even reduction in muscle mass. And in women, high blood sugar can cause high testosterone which causes male-pattern baldness, facial hair, or poly-cystic ovarian disease.
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
People like to think that high blood pressure is caused because we eat too much salt but this isn’t the case at all.
We’ve been taught that we eat too much salt so what do we do? We stop eating salt. Without salt our body speeds up insulin resistance.
The first thing to do if we want to manage our high blood pressure, is to quit eating boxed prepared foods and quit using sugar. Period!
But then what happens if there is no one in the house who knows how to cook? This huge problem began back in the day when they took home economics out of the schools and moms had to start working to help support the family. Fast foods became a real blessing then didn’t they?
Mom or dad could just stop at the burger joint on the way home and pick up chemically built chicken nuggets and deep fried quick frozen potatoes that had been fried in vegetable oil or lard. Soft drinks were the best weren’t they? Cold and fizzy, they washed down the best of the burgers. Or maybe it was a pizza? Maybe fish and chips drowning in tarter sauce?
Yeah, this was a real blessing alright!
Did you know that 1 out of 11 people have type 2 diabetes today? But one-quarter of these people don’t even know that they have it! Before you are diabetic though, at least I was; prediabetes is part of this life. I was prediabetic for over ten years. It took me a very long time to destroy my blood sugar and I could have done something about it had I known and understood what it meant to have prediabetes.
Education is key. It is so important when it comes to our health and we were lied to for years. Even today, we have to trust that someone is telling us the truth about our health.
There are one in three adults who are pre-diabetic today! But nine out of ten of those people don’t know it. Exactly what I am talking about. I wonder how many of their doctors know the patient is pre-diabetic and hasn’t said a word to the patient? How do you trust a broken health system?
Nine out of ten people do not know they have pre-diabetes; why?. But the problem lies that even if they did know, they don’t understand the impact of what blood sugar dangers mean to the rest of their lives. Sad. Very sad.
When we have high blood sugar, or high blood glucose, it damages our blood vessels. It makes our blood too thick to pass through our little capillaries; all over our bodies.
But the little capillaries that are important? The ones to our organs, to our eyes and kidneys; what do you think is going to happen to those parts of our bodies?
Dr. Merritt states that “every 24 hours, 230 diabetics lose a limb, 55 go blind, and 120 progress into kidney failure. Diabetes is the #1 cause of erectile dysfunction. The risk of early death is 50% higher for those of us with diabetes than it is for those without it.” All of these end results are what I mean by blood sugar dangers.
So now, it’s your choice. Just like it is my choice. What are you going to do about your diabetes? Life or death? Live a short time or live life and live longer! This isn’t about a short time diet anymore. We’re out of options. We get to change our lifestyles from the ground up or we get to stay where we are and expect to die early!
I truly hope you decide to take the longer more scenic route with me. We could have a whole lot of fun along the way.
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