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Diabetes and missing a meal (Posted late on 09/08 from 09/04)

I have found out through personal experience with clients and with my dad that not eating a meal when you’re diabetic is quite dangerous indeed. If at one meal the individual eats too many carbs, the way to even things … Continue reading

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A slight bit more about hormones

As I have been specifying over the past few days, hormone levels can potentially change as a person ages. Some hormonal levels decrease, while some increase and others stay unaffected. To review, let’s take a look at what the NIH … Continue reading

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Why is insulin necessary?

Insulin, in people without diabetes, is naturally produced in the pancreas as one of two hormones needed to help regulate blood glucose levels in the body. If you remember the post on February 17th, talking about insulin and glucagon and … Continue reading

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The Other Blood Sugar Considerations

Getting back to the final two considerations where blood sugar levels are concerned, let’s first take a look at the Dawn Phenomenon. The Dawn Phenomenon refers to the surge of hormones a person’s body produces daily in the early a.m. … Continue reading

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The role of insulin and glucagon

Insulin is produced in the pancreas to help a person’s body absorb glucose by causing it to be stored in the liver or to be transported into other tissues of the body. This way it can either be metabolized or … Continue reading

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