By vitalhf, Oct 17 2018 01:00PM
By Dr. Holly A. Carling, O.M.D., L.Ac., Ph.D.
Do you feel irritable, shaky, queasy or lightheaded if you miss a meal or have a delayed meal? Do you have a difficult time staying away from sweets? Do you feel sick if you eat too much sugar? Do you make sure you eat 3 meals a day and are diligent in not forgetting? Or, do you know someone who is so incredibly grumpy when they’re hungry that you make sure they’re fed before doing anything else? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, there is a chance you (or the “someone” else) may be exhibiting signs of a poor sugar-handling mechanism. You could be hypoglycemic, diabetic or borderline either of those two.
Since high levels of blood sugar not only interfere with healing and immune function, but also can be quite serious, it is important to manage it before it gets out of control. Most adult onset diabetes (now called Type II Diabetes), started with low blood sugar. Blood sugar that swings from highs to lows is very hard on the body, but easy to control once you know how.