Glucose Intolerant and
Elevated Blood Sugar

Glucose intolerant people will experience elevated blood sugar when eating something sweet like a slice of mom's apple pie. 

These people can also be referred to as Pre Diabetic and should follow some sort of Insulin Resistance Treatment.

Glucose is a simple sugar that your body and especially your brain uses for energy.  And glucose will be abundant in fruit, corn, rice, potatoes, and in sweeteners.

This sugar provides energy for your muscles and it can help with certain brain functions.

However, while a little glucose seems to be a good thing, too much will create elevated blood sugar and eventually insulin resistance.

Switch to a Healthier Meal

pasta

As innocent as this pasta dish looks, it will most likely create elevated blood sugar in glucose intolerant people because it contains too many simple sugars like glucose.

A better option would be to eat some kind of healthy seafood with low glycemic vegetables which would not spike your blood sugar level quite as much.

If you insist on consuming pasta, find one that won't elevate your blood sugar level so much - like a bean pasta.  And don't add such a sweet sauce to your pasta dish.

There are so many types of pasta in the grocery stores these days, now that the gluten free revolution is here.

Elevated Blood Sugar Leads to Insulin Resistance

Normally, after consuming foods rich in carbohydrate your blood sugar will rise and this will cause your pancreas to pump out insulin.

Insulin is the hormone that controls your blood sugar and brings it back to normal by sending a signal to your liver, muscles, and fat cells to absorb the glucose from your blood.

Over time, your cells can become intolerant to excess amounts of sugar and the receptors in the membranes of your cells will start to prevent glucose from entering your cells.

This is a Big Problem!

Symptoms of Insulin Resistance

  • Drowsiness
  • Blurred Vision
  • Bloating
  • Constantly Thirsty
  • Frequent Urination
  • Tingling in Limbs
  • Rapid Weight Loss or Weight Gain
  • Itching & Rashes
  • Dark Patches on Skin
  • Excessive Hunger
  • Depression

As this sugar will remain circulating in your bloodstream because insulin was unable to act as the key to open the door for glucose.

And to compensate, your pancreas will pump out even more insulin to try and force glucose into your cells.

This metabolic syndrome is often referred to as being Glucose Intolerant or Insulin Resistant.  It is also referred to as being Pre Diabetic.

Insulin Resistance Treatment Tips

Sweeteners, sugary fruits and starchy foods are the ones that will cause a sharp rise in your blood sugar level which could lead to being glucose intolerant, insulin resistant or Pre Diabetic.

You will need to be "responsible" when consuming these types of food.

However, consuming the foods classified as low carb or at the very least low glycemic could be the new protocol and part of your insulin resistance treatment.


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