Learn how to maintain normal blood glucose levels.
Glucose is a type of sugar that travels through the
bloodstream. When you eat carbohydrate foods it enters your body as
glucose. Normal blood glucose levels are determined by insulin and glucagon.
Insulin is a hormone that is produced by the pancreas and released into the bloodstream when glucose levels are on the rise. Insulin is stored in the liver and fat storage in the fat cells of the body.
In type I diabetics the liver does not produce insulin and in type II diabetics the body does not produce enough insulin or it ignores it completely.
Insulin is a hormone necessary for the body to convert sugar, starches into energy needed for daily usage. Type I, or juvenile diabetics, strike children and adolescents, while type 2 affects adults and possible overweight people.
Endocrine controls and maintains normal blood glucose levels.
Normal blood sugar levels are maintained by eating healthy and exercising regularly. However, age, family, history, certain medications may adjust normal blood sugar levels. Symptoms of diabetics generally are excessive thirst, excessive urination, and sudden weight loss.
A normal blood
glucose level is necessary to maintain your lifestyle normally. If your blood glucose level alters, it can be
very dangerous to your health any alteration should be reported to your doctor.
Strategies to help maintain normal blood sugar levels:
- Follow your diet
- Take a multivitamin supplement every day
on salt. Use herbs, spices and other supplements to help lower your blood
A diabetic diet can help maintain normal blood sugar levels. If you eat a lot of food that
contains sugar and carbohydrates, the pancreas will start producing insulin
which then, will carry the sugar into the cells for energy.
Health problems will arise if you eat sugar and carbohydrates for a long period of time. There are ways to maintain your normal blood sugar levels to keep this from happening.
Eat cinnamon. If you take cinnamon daily it can help reduce
blood sugar levels.
Take 2 tablespoons of
apple cider vinegar before bedtime and before each meal can help lower your glucose
Drink plenty of water, which can also help reduce sugar in your body by
flushing out the bad toxins in your system.
Drinking ginseng tea, which is an
herb, is a great way to help lower blood sugar levels.
Last but not least is to
exercise on a regular basis.
Normal blood glucose
level is between 70 and 150 mg. Generally, sugar levels are lower in the
morning and rise after each meal.
Hyperglycemia, or high blood sugar, is when normal blood sugar levels
rise above 150mg. Hypoglycemia, or low
blood sugar, is below 70mg. Diabetes
mellitus refers to diabetes and is characterized by high blood sugar levels.
If you have diabetes, it is very important to check your
levels several times a day. Learn as
much as you can about the disease because knowing about it can help you maintain your blood glucose levels. It
is very important to follow your diabetic diet and to exercise daily to be able
to live a normal lifestyle as possible.
Be sure to invest in a good cookbook like: Betty Crocker's Diabetes Cookbook: Everyday Meals, Easy as 1-2-3