The title seems obvious to a diabetic and yet most of us knowingly or Unknowingly simply consume too much sugar. Much of it can be hidden in canned or frozen foods or convenience foods. As I mentioned in a recent post, I found a 12 oz can of root beer in my refrigerator after the holidays (NO.....it wasn't mine).
I read the label to find out there are 43 grams of sugar in that 12 oz can. I know people who drink two or three soft drinks like this per day. Sugar is only part of the problem with any soft drinks since they also destroy your interstitial fluid which bathes your trillions of cells. The real danger here is sodas are acidic and they change the PH of your system to acid when it should be slightly alkaline. This alone leads to a host of other ailments.
"Firelight will not let you read fine stories but it's warm & you won't see the dust on the floor"
See link below:
See my post entitled:
Interstitial Fluid and Type 2 Diabetes For Dummies / Like Me / posted on 6/6/2011
EXCERPT from my own post:
Insulin Resistance occurs when the internal environment, which is the interstitial fluid that surrounds your body cells becomes acidic and oxidative (due to years of unhealthy diet). Years of exposing to oxidation and acidosis had reduced the sensitivity of the insulin receptors on the cell membrane. And when insulin cannot open up the glucose channels to transport the glucose molecule into the cells to be used or stored, that forces those glucose molecules to bounce back into the blood stream.
READ THAT FIRST PARAGRAPH AGAIN, AS I BELIEVE IT HOLDS THE KEY TO UNLOCK THE MYSTERY OF TYPE 2 DIABETES.
In addition to external sources of glucose (such as high carbohydrate or sugar foods), there is another source of glucose which is hidden within your body, the liver. When your body needs energy, it will signal the liver to turn those stored fat (in the form of glycogen) into glucose through a process known as gluconeogenesis. Thus, your body will try to use up the stored glycogen first before it sends out the "hungry signal" asking you to eat.