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Ketogenic diet – a remedy for Diabetes?

So far, diabetics have had to resolve to getting insulin through multiple injections daily (or through a insulin pump). All diabetics have been taught to eat a “heart healthy” low-fat diet, with a lot of carbohydrates and they learn to … Continue reading

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Diabetes – when blood sugar regulation goes bananas.

I think most of you have heard about diabetes. It’s a disease where the body can’t handle sugar anymore, for various reasons. There are two main types of diabetes – type 1 and 2. Type 1 is inherited and not … Continue reading

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Insulin – the key to the sugar door.

Insulin is a hormone, a protein that is built in the beta-cells of the pancreas, a gland located in the upper part of the abdomen.   Pancreas, anatomy. Insulin is continuously made and stored in special vesicles (little storage bubbles in the … Continue reading

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Carbohydrates AKA sugars

Sugars are built of Carbon, Hydrogen and Oxygen in many different formations. In the body they are used as a direct energy source, or can be stored as energy for later use (fat). The simplest sugar molecules are glucose (grape … Continue reading

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