i read this article on diabetes and look at a list of symptoms, i think "hey that's a description of what i'm feeling!" but the medical tests don't support that.
"Diabetes symptoms include being hungrier than usual, urinating frequently, and losing weight without trying, as well as fatigue, irritability, blurred vision, tingling or numbness in hands or feet, persistent infections, and slow-healing cuts or bruises. But some people have no symptoms or don't equate the symptoms they do experience with diabetes."i have all of that except blurred vision. What I don't have is high blood sugar. Using a friend's meter a couple months ago i measured 82,82,110 (low end of normal) for 3 days, first thing in the morning after waking.
"Shreve was given the results of her hemoglobin A1c test, which shows how blood glucose is controlled over two to three months. Normal for nondiabetics is 6 percent or lower -- but Shreve tested at 9.6, enough to require medication."I happen to have a Hemoglogin A1C test done last week as part of a yearly physical that shows 5.6%
This low-glycemic foods story lists in the "high" category my favorite raw food: watermellon. This is good quote about reducing our processing sugar and refined flour intake.
Americans eat an average of 158 pounds of sugar per year. That, plus all the refined flour, bad carbs, and trans fats we eat, means we are overfed and undernourished. We consume too many calories and not enough nutrients, Hyman says: "Our diet is a huge contributor to diabetes."