If you are a diabetic patient, your body has a problem regulating the sugar level in your blood. Just a single-course high carbohydrate meal or a glass of sweet juice will cause a definite surge in your blood glucose levels – which, in turn, will require a much longer time to stabilize and return to normal levels.
You cannot put the blame on sugar, just like you cannot blame the cars (glucose) that stuck in line at a malfunctioning autopay gate (glucose channel). It isn’t the fault of the cars that has caused the failure of the gate to allow them to pass through. It is the same inside your body – it’s not the glucose that causes the inability of your body to utilize the insulin floating in the bloodstream. Glucose is a victim, not the culprit.
Yes and No. It is only true for Type 1 Diabetes (accounts for 5 – 10 % of diabetes cases), but it is not the primary cause of Type 2 Diabetes, which affects a much larger subset of the adult population.
Typically, for Type 2 Diabetes patients, their insulin production level is normal during the early stage of the onset of the disease (when they were first diagnosed as having hyperglysemia). It is only at the later (or near-end) stage that their pancreas become weak – thus decreasing the production of insulin.
The sad thing is that most of the conventional medical treatments for diabetes are centered around these 2 Misconceptions. Doctors will advise all diabetes patients to minimize their sugar and carbohydrate intake, some even to the extend of total abstinence from all glucose producing foods. This will only put the patients in a state of constant fatigue and tiredness because there is no input of energy source to the body.
Eventually, it will…