Controlling Blood Sugar

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What sort of foods cause your blood sugar to rise rapidly?
High in simple sugars (e.g. processed foods)
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Why do simple sugars cause high blood pressure?
They are digested and absorbed into your blood really quickly.
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What does the body use to keep your blood level sugar steady?
Insulin
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Insulin causes what to happen?
It causes sugar to be removed from the blood
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What stoops if you have Type 1 Diabetes?
The pancreas stops producing insulin
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Due to no insulin production what does this cause the blood sugar level to do?
The blood sugar level rises to a dangerous level
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How is it controlled?
By an injection at mealtimes
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When is Type 2 Diabetes more likely to appear?
Later in life
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What can increase the risk of getting Type 2 Diabetes?
Poor diet or being obese
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How is Type 2 Diabetes controlled?
By exercising and eating a carefully controlled diet
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Why do simple sugars cause high blood pressure?

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Insulin causes what to happen?

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