Risk Factors = High blood pressure over 140/90
High Uric Acid
How we eat and live makes a major difference in whether or not you develop diabetes so the good news is that you have a lot of control over the outcome.
The amount of sugar adults get from alcohol and sugar drinks including soda has quadrupled from 1965-2002.
12 oz soda = 10 tbsp sugar
12 oz 100 % orange juice = 9 + tbsp sugarh
Some symptoms you could experience include:
- yeast infections,
- heart attack is a huge first sign,
- extreme fatigue 2-4 hours after a meal,
- tingling and numbness hands and feet,
- blurred vision, slow wound healing,
- frequent urination,
- excessive thirst,
- skin tags,
- long term low sugar can lead to diabetes as well.
What are some things you can do?
Keep blood sugar and insulin levels normal by exercising and losing weight.
· Drink more water!
By drinking half your body weight in water can help by clearing out excess sugar in the blood. Of course you don’t want to drink 16 ounces all at once but small amounts through out the day is best.
· Be careful with carb intake and the types of carbs you are eating.
We are talking refined carbohydrates, anything that turns to sugar quickly in the body such as white flour bread, cookies, cakes, etc.
· Get more fiber in your diet daily.
A diet including 25 grams of soluble and 25 grams of insoluble fiber will lower blood sugar and insulin levels.
· Eat more protein in your diet throughout the day in small amounts
· Essential fatty acids, like fish oil, flax seed and organic eggs actually help to
protect the membranes of insulin receptors and reduce inflammation.