I thought for my nutrition topic this week I would try to shed some light on diabetes. I’ve recently had several clients say they didn’t understand why diabetes was so bad. One even decided to stop taking their medication because they didn't feel bad so didn’t feel the medication was doing anything.
So what is diabetes? Diabetes is having too much sugar in your blood over a months or years.
Sugar is found in fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes and it is very important to our bodies. In fact, it's the main source of energy for our brains and muscles.
So why would our bodies have difficulty absorbing sugar?
The food you eat travels through your digestive tract to the small intestine where it is broken down then absorbed into your bloodstream. The bloodstream then takes all those vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats and carbohydrates on a ride through the whole body. As these passengers travel by the places (body parts) they’re needed they are absorbed.
WE HELP ACTIVE ADULTS OVERCOME THEIR ACHES AND PAINS TO GET THEM BACK TO THEIR FAVORITE ACTIVITIES WITHOUT MEDICATION, INJECTIONS OR SURGERIES.
Dr. Molly McDonald