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DIABETES OTHER SUGAR REGULATION PROBLEMS AND CANDIDA

CANDIDA OVERGROWTH AND HOW IT AFFECTS DIABETES HYPOGLYCEMIA AND SUGAR REGULATION IN GENERAL

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The Candida connection to diabetes and sugar regulation

 The main connection to sugar level problems and candida overgrowth is that candida feeds on sugar, its main food is cane sugar (sucrose) found in many processed foods and candida overgrowth can create sugar cravings.

The question is what could controlling candida overgrowth do to help with diabetes and hypoglycemia symptoms.

The control plan presented will come with a diet that cuts out all cane sugar for a period of time so the only sugars consumed are more complex sugars, the most common will be fructose which is allowed on this diet in fruit and vegetables or in powder form.

 Cutting out excessive sucrose may help stop excessive insulin secretion by the pancreas as it try’s to normalize blood sugar levels, these highs and lows created as the pancreas struggles to get sugar into the body's cells and out of the bloodstream through insulin production may lead to the pancreas becoming overworked and development of diabetes two.

It has long been believed that the western diet high in cane sugar and suspect fats is leading to an increase incidence of diabetes and recent figures may show this trend emerging.

By re training the body to be happy with a more natural sugar supply  sugar cravings are reduced  and long term health results may be achieved . 

Diabetes 2 starts off as insulin resistance where the body has plenty of insulin but cannot use it efficiently and may develop into diabetes 1 as the pancreas deteriorates. 

 Cane sugar has no protein, minerals, vitamins, essential fatty acids or dietary fiber many foods with a lot of added cane sugar have little in the way of important nutrients.  

Hypoglycemia and Candida

Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is the common factor in all sugar regulation problems, it is a drop in blood sugar occurring in most people several times a day, usually two to five hours after a meal this stimulates appetite and we eat and restore blood-sugar levels, this is normal, Hypoglycemia can also be reversed by breaking down muscle tissue and converting the protein to blood glucose. Some people react to ‘lows’ in their blood-glucose levels by feeling a sudden loss of energy.

These Symptoms may include irritability, inability to make decisions, headache, feelings of shakiness, depression, poor concentration, increased sweating or nausea.

 Some Candida overgrowth symptoms are similar to some of the symptoms of hypoglycemia and both can be present together hypoglycemia symptoms of fatigue and sugar craving are common to both conditions. 

 Candida overgrowth may lead to leaky gut syndrome which may lead to candida and other toxins spreading through the body and having far reaching effects.  

The candida diet is similar to hypoglycemia diet and there are other ways Candida overgrowth may contribute to Hypoglycemia, poor thyroid function may contribute to Hypoglycemia by reducing cellular respiration candida overgrowth is known to effect thyroid function.

Progesterone helps protect the body from Hypoglycemia it is more likely to be in short supply if the thyroid function is low.  

 Candida overgrowth may affect the endocrine system, disrupting hormones such as estrogen and progesterone levels therefore affecting blood sugar regulation directly.   

The relationship between  candida and sugar regulation is not as clear cut as many other heath problems where there is a direct cause and effect .  

It seems to me that Candida overgrowth and sugar regulation go side by side the  effect of a diet high in refined sugar is to overwork the pancreas which can lead to long term sugar regulation problems such as diabetes two and feed candida causing overgrowth leading to many other serious health problems including further interference  with sugar regulation , so treating candida overgrowth can only help in sugar regulation and if the long term result is better health then a good job has been done . 

 From a healthy eating perspective a person or family that has completed a candida control plan will learn healthier eating patterns that will stay with them for life children may avoid sugar regulation problems such as diabetes later in life or at least know how to bring the body back into balance if problems occur, any diet changes need to be checked by a health professional for people who are already under diet regulations.  

Remember Alternative Medicine can work in with Western Treatment

 GENERAL INFORMATION

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes and many people are unaware they have it. The disease mechanisms in type 2 diabetes are not wholly known, but some experts suggest that it may involve the following three stages in most patients:*       The first stage in type 2 diabetes is the condition called insulin resistance. Although insulin can attach normally to receptors on liver and muscle cells, certain mechanisms prevent insulin from moving glucose (blood sugar) into these cells where it can be used. Most patients with type 2 diabetes produce variable, even normal or high, amounts of insulin. In the beginning, this amount is usually sufficient to overcome such resistance. *       Over time, the pancreas becomes unable to produce enough insulin to overcome resistance. In type 2 diabetes, the initial effect of this stage is usually an abnormal rise in blood sugar right after a meal (called postprandial hyperglycemia). This effect is now believed to be particularly damaging to the body. *       Eventually, the cycle of elevated glucose further impairs and possibly destroys beta cells, thereby stopping insulin production completely and causing full-blown diabetes. This is made evident by fasting hyperglycemia, in which elevated glucose levels are present most of the time.

Type 1 Diabetes           In type 1 diabetes, the disease process is more severe than with type 2, and : onset is usually in childhood: Beta cells in the pancreas that produce insulin are gradually destroyed. Eventually insulin deficiency is absolute.  Without insulin to move glucose into cells, blood glucose levels become excessively high, a condition known as hyperglycemia. Because the body cannot utilize the sugar, it spills over into the urine and is lost.  Weakness, weight loss, and excessive hunger and thirst are among the consequences of this "starvation in the midst of plenty." Patients become dependent on administered insulin for survival. Hyperglycemia (or high blood glucose) can occur any time blood glucose is above the target range.

Hyperglycemia is caused by having too much sugar and/or not enough insulin in the body. In fact, the symptoms of diabetes are the same as the symptoms of hyperglycemia. That's because diabetes itself causes hyperglycemia

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