The amount of sugar (or really glucose, technically speaking) is tightly regulated in the human bloodstream. A normal blood sugar (glucose) is under 100 mg/dL, and when the sugar rises to between 100 mg/dL to 125 mg/dL the serious medical conditions of glucose intolerance, pre-diabetes are diagnosed. Once above 125 mg/dL diabetes is diagnosed. As more research is done, the optimal blood glucose number goes lower and lower. The bottom line is you want to keep the blood sugar as low as you can for optimal health.
David “Wolverine” Smith learned how corrosive sugar is to the human artery when he had to an intestinal transplant.
I got basic blood work done recently, and in the interests of full disclosure I felt I ought to share the results with you. I am 53 years old, and have been eating a low carbohydrate diet for 17 years, or 32% of my life.
Carbohydrate restriction is such a dramatically effective intervention that many medications will need to be adjusted immediately. This is particularly true of all blood sugar medications
Dr. John Briffa in a recent article poses that if a type 1 diabetic eats less carbs, they will balance their blood sugar levels just like type 2 diabetics do with a low carb diet.
After author Dennis Pollock experienced a serious diabetic episode, his desire to understand the whys of blood sugar fluctuation, its potential damage to the body, and the ways of prevention led him on a quest for answers.
As we have discussed in previous articles, digestible carbohydrates must be brought to the simple sugar stage before they can be absorbed. And, as we have learned, Carbohydrate Digestion is done in the mouth, stomach, and small intestines via the action of enzymes in a process called hydrolysis, which involves break down by the removal of water. When the sugars have reached the small intestines, no matter what carbohydrates are the source, they have all become simple sugars. The sugars diffuse through the selective membranes of the small intestines, and then enter the blood.