Irregularities in the control of blood sugar are known as Dysglycaemia and its all about Glucose in the body and its management. Hyper – high, or Hypo – low glycaemia – sugars can cause a number of serious health implications.
Glucose is the energy in the environment that humans can most efficiently convert to ATP that wee need for all our biochemical functions.
Excess amounts are efficiently stores for future use (ie in times of famine).
Insulin binds to receptor to take the glucose into the cells which is helped by good levels of Vitamin C.
Dysglycaemia is when there are problems with controlling blood glucose and insulin metabolism. These can manifest in many and varied ways, and can be quite debilitating long before they progress to type 2 diabetes. It is claimed that 20% of complications are due to diabetes in the UK.
Insulin resistance is when the cells are not being receptive to insulin and this can lead to metabolic syndromes, cardiovascular disease, heart attack and stroke. Also it may influence PCOS and Type 2 diabetes which comes with more complications such as:
- retinopathy (sight problems and blindness)
- nephropathy (kidney failure)
- circulatory insufficiency and nervous system damage (amputations, periodontal disease)
- Life expectancy is reduced by 10 years in diabetics
Here’s a little questionnaire for you to see how well you are controlling your blood glucose levels?
- life awake in the early hours
- crave sweets, starches or stimulants
- regularly eat sugar
- binge or uncontrolled eating
- excessive appetite
- sleepy in afternoon
- regular headaches
- fatigue that is relieved by eating
- headache, irritability, loss of concentration or shakiness if meals are skipped or delayed
- premenstrual syndrome
- waist-to-hip ratio out of range
- elevated triglycerides, LDL cholesterol and or low levels of HDL cholesterol
- family members with diabetes
- frequent thirst
- frequent urination
- unintended weight gain or loss
- these last 3 together are red flags
What can you do about it? Come and have a consultation to find out the best way for you to make changes that are specific to your own needs and lifestyle. Everyone is different and needs the time to look at their requirements.
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