Key concepts about regulating your child’s blood sugar
Why do we crave sugar?
Sugar from fruit in the summer months help us put on fat to survive the tough winter months. That’s why sugar is addictive.
How does the body respond to sugar?
Once sugar enters the blood stream, the pancreas produces insulin to avoid blood sugar toxicity and allow your body’s cells to use that energy.
What’s the difference between type I and type II diabetes?
Type I diabetes is when your body does not produce its own insulin. Type II diabetes is when your body produces so much insulin that it becomes desensitized or resistant to its own insulin.
Is there anything we can do about it?
Yes! Cut back on sugar and the body can adapt by regaining its sensitivity to insulin. It’s a sliding scale, not a black and white binary.