When Sugar Management Goes Awry

Digestible carbohydrates are broken down in the intestine into their simplest form, sugar, which then enters the blood. As blood sugar levels rise, special cells in the pancreas churn out more and more insulin, a hormone that signals cells to absorb blood sugar for energy or storage. As cells sponge up blood sugar, its levels in the bloodstream fall back to a preset minimum. So do insulin levels. In some people, this cycle doesn't work properly. People with type-1-diabetes (once called insulin...

The Diabetes Damage Cascade

Glycation and oxidative stress are central to the damage caused by diabetes. Unfortunately, neither of them figures into conventional treatment for diabetes, which is generally concerned only with blood sugar control. Glycation occurs when glucose reacts with protein, resulting in sugar-damaged proteins called advanced glycation end products (AGEs) (Kohn RR et al 1984 Monnier VM et al 1984). One well-known aGe among diabetics is glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c). HbA1c is created when glucose...

Ed Prestwood

Ed Prestwood has been instrumental in developing the NutriCoach Diet Strategies used in this book. These strategies rely heavily on accurate and convenient analysis of nutrient intakes. This would be a Herculean task without the diet software developed by CyberSoft, the company founded by Mr. Prestwood. Use of this nutrient analysis software has resulted in exceptional Blood glucose control for people who have combined his software with the diabetic diet strategies offered in this book.

Toma Grubb

Throughout my life, I've been pretty active. Even as a teen, I was involved in sports and activities that can take a toll on the human body. My experience as a DUSTOFF pilot DUSTOFF is the call sign for US Army air ambulance helicopters in the Vietnam War gave me a taste for the rush of adrenaline that later in my life I was able to achieve without the added threat of live ammunition. Well into my fifties, I participated in sports and activities that many abandon earlier in their lives, ranging...