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High Sugar Intake - Worse Outcome?
« on: Monday 11 January 21 10:33 GMT (UK) »
But, those who had maintained good blood sugar levels and became infected with COVID-19 were less likely to pass away and more likely to improve their COVID-19 health outcomes ...

https://www.diabetes.co.uk/news/Controlling-blood-sugar-levels-could-improve-COVID-19-health-outcomes.html

3 Dec 2020 — Those who had abnormally high glucose levels were more than twice as likely to die from COVID-19, when compared to those whose levels were in a more normal range.

https://www.diabetes.co.uk/news/2020/dec/high-blood-sugar-levels-linked-to-covid-19-deaths-in-those-without-diabetes.html
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Most Cells require Glucose to function.

Some Scientists feel that consuming too much Sugar which converts to Glucose quickly, allows the virus to enter cells more easily in some, including non-diabetics.

Elevated Glucose Levels Favor SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Monocyte Response ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7367032/

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Re: High Sugar Intake - Worse Outcome?
« Reply #1 on: Monday 11 January 21 22:22 GMT (UK) »
I believe fats also convert to glucose, as well as carbohydrates of course. It's not just sugar consumption which causes high 'blood sugar' levels.


Many people think as long as they don't eat too much sweet stuff their blood glucose level will be fine.


I attended an information session on different foods & type 2 diabetes and it was fascinating.


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Re: High Sugar Intake - Worse Outcome?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 12 January 21 00:18 GMT (UK) »
That is handy to know.
My levels were 42, so as soon as I can I have to attend the clinic .
I too hardly had any sugar but yes we convert other foods .
My father had age onset diabetes so I have been careful but must admit over Christmas being alone etc , have indulged .
Now I must be severe with myself again.
Thanks for that .
Viktoria.




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Re: High Sugar Intake - Worse Outcome?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 12 January 21 11:11 GMT (UK) »
Hi Pat, Viktoria and All

Agree, diet and what we eat can also affect our glucose levels.

I don't even have to be obese to have elevated sugar / glucose.

Scientific opinion may change as they learn in greater depth more about the Virus and how various body interactions take place and other factors involved.
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I like a 30 gram Chocolate Bar, but was quite shocked on the reverse ...
Per Bar
Carbohydrate 19.7g
of which sugars 15.1g

That looks like to me, that half the bar is effectively classed as sugar.

Mince Pies
Per Pie 60g approx
Carbohydrate 38g
of which sugars 19g

(Oh dear I fancy one, now  :P )

Let me put it back in the cupboard quickly!

Take care and keep safe, Mark

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« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 12 January 21 11:45 GMT (UK) »
Yes, I read the ingredients and the amount of sugar in some things such as “Healthy Bars “ is truly shocking .I think the recommendation is 37grammes per day maximum ,but when one biscuit/ snack is half the daily allowance—-well!
I have been very careful with actual sugar ,but as we know we can convert other foods to sugar.
My problem is chronic indigestion ,a cocktail of medicines and eye drops which can cause indigestion and now Omeprazole which I have had for years seemingly is thinning my bones, Ranitidine is now known to be carcinogenic
abd Lanzoprazole is not good for heart patients
The Simeticone ones are like gold,hard to find.
I ought to take a tablet once a week for osteoporosis ,but should I forget  and  bend forward ,even a good while later - wham ,the same problem with
Aspirin  for blood  thinning and then for several hours before and after no indigestion remedies can be taken.
But I manage , burping my  way through life !
So lockdown is quite handy for me, I just hope I remember my manners when “ all this is over!”
I am going to be goood now, no sugar or biscuits cake chocolate  :'( :'( :'( :'(
I did that before flipping Christmas !
I tell every one but the amount if chocolates , biscuits etc given as presents !
Then I HAD to make a cake and mince pies ,it was Christmas !
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Strict observance now.
Viktoria.

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Re: High Sugar Intake - Worse Outcome?
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 12 January 21 17:29 GMT (UK) »
Hi Viktoria

I took Lansoprazole and then Omeprazole for about 20 years and I'm very sorry to hear you still suffer similar stomach issues.

We can't live like Nuns or Hermits at home without a small sweet treat.

I'm at home due to cold weather, as I'm still bordering near hypothermia. My GP says don't worry, so I'm trying to keep myself occupied and researching those present at family weddings, listening to music, etc.

Heating on 24/7 since September.

I'm having an IgG test to check for long-term antibodies.

Take care, Mark