Blood Sugar and Your Thyroid

Hello EVeryone,

Good morning! Today we will be discussing blood sugar/glucose and how this can affect your thyroid function.

From a medical stand point, normal blood glucose levels have a broad range of 70-105, while functional or optimallevels of glucose range from 85-99.  According to the American Diabetic Association, a blood sugar level reading of 106 to 126 is termed “insuline resistance” or “pre-diabetes,” and anything above a reading of 127 is diabetes.

Granted, those are fasting blood glucose levels adn it is important to note that because many times I will see patients who have been tested and I will ask them if they fasted before their test and they will tell me, “No”.  You need at least a 12 hour fast, which means absolutely no food, no drinking orange juice or coffee or anything!  All that you should have is just water for 12 hours before your test, so you can get an accurate reading of your blood glucose levels.

Supporting hypothyroidism is futile if your blood sugar is too low or too high.

A reading below 85 would be termed hypoglycemia adn a reading above 99 would be termed hyperglycemia.  This is called dysglycemia and this is a stepping-stone to diabetes.  Diabetes is becoming soprevalent in the United States that authorities are predicting that it may bankrupt the healthcare system.

Hypoglycemia is a condition in which the blood sugar level repeatedly drops too low in response to high carbohydrate foods.  Refined sugar is a good example of a high carbohydrate food.  Hypoglycemia can also be a result of going too long without eating: and too many Americans are skipping breakfast.

It is important of your blood sugar is below 85, it is important that you eat every two to three hours.  You should have breakfast, a snack, lunch, a snack, dinner and a late night snack before bed time.  The snack can be vegetables, fruit, nuts, and/or seeds but it should be something healthy.

Insuline resistance is high blood sugar that hasn’t yet reached the point of diabetes.  It is called “pre-diabetes” and is a result of the cells becoming resistant to insulin, so that no glucose can enter the cell to make energy.

You need glucose in your cells to make energy.  It is a vital, important part of life.  Your brain and nervous system need two things to survive: fuel and activation.  Fuel is the oxygen and glucose.  You see glucose travelsin the blood stream until it is turned into triglycerides for fat storage.

That is why it is important to monitor triglycerides as well as glucose.  The process of turning glucose into triglycerides demands an increased amount of energy causing you to feel tired after eating.  So when you are eating a high carbohydrate diet filled with white bread, pasta, and refined sugar, you cannot keep your blood sugar level and stable.

If you feel sleepy or you crave sugar after eating, you know you just ate way too many carbohydrates.  If you feel sleepy after a low or no-carbohydrate meal, you are most likely insuline resistant.

It is literally impossible to support hypoglycemia or insuline resistance unless you eat a healthy breakfast with ample high quality protein.  You need to eat protein in the morning, not carbohydrates.  You need to eat eggs, you need to eat lean meat such as turkey or chicken sausage.  You need to eat protein in order to support your blood sugar levels.

Even if you feel nauseous first thing in the morning upon waking, eating breakfast is critical and eating a breakfast of high protein will mostl likely relieve your nausea.  Finaly, if you have hypoglycemia you should never fast.  It will make matters much worse.

Don’t suffer another minute! Call our office at 862-2224 to schedule a free conslutation.

Have a great day!

Dr. Price
www.DrSeanPrice.com
850-862-2224

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