Diabetes is known for this tag line: starvation amidst plenty. Medically speaking, when a person has diabetes, the body is starving for sugar. Quite confusing isn’t it? How can the body starve for sugar when the main goal of diabetes management is to control the glucose level?
It is important to learn about the pathophysiology of diabetes before you proceed on managing it. Yes, the body starves for glucose when a person has diabetes because of the lack of insulin. What you are monitoring in diabetes is the blood sugar level: the useless sugar. You won’t be able to turn this sugar into energy for your everyday activities because it cannot be absorbed by the body cells. You need insulin for the sugar to be utilized by the body. The problem with diabetics is they lack insulin.
To reduce the amount of sugar in your blood, you need to be careful with what you eat. Lessen the sweet food and avoid carbohydrate rich diet because they will turn into sugar. Good thing that there’s a book about diabetic diet.