home
RSS
What the Yuck: Do sugar cravings signal diabetes?
January 14th, 2011
02:10 PM ET

What the Yuck: Do sugar cravings signal diabetes?

Too embarrassed to ask your doctor about sex, body quirks, or the latest celeb health fad? In a regular feature and a new book, "What the Yuck?!," Health magazine medical editor Dr. Roshini Raj tackles your most personal and provocative questions. Send 'em to Dr. Raj at whattheyuck@health.com.

Q: I've been craving sweets lately - could that mean I have diabetes?

A: Nope. Craving sugar is not one of the symptoms of diabetes, or hyperglycemia (too much blood glucose). Symptoms to look for are frequent urination, excessive thirst, fatigue, weight loss, and blurry vision.

If you skip meals often you may be experiencing hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. When your blood sugar starts to dip, you naturally long for a sugary snack to get it back up. But the body processes sugar fast, so the energy surge quickly wears off and you're left craving another cookie.

Another common culprit? Low levels of serotonin, the brain chemical responsible for making us feel happy. If you have chronically low levels, your sugar yen could be your body's attempt to fix the problem - studies suggest that sugar increases the absorption of the amino acid tryptophan, which the body uses to make serotonin.

The good news: You can break the cravings cycle. First, stick to three or more healthy meals a day - no skipping! Blowing off a meal can cause your blood sugar to drop and your body to seek a solution - like a hit of chocolate or pint of coffee ice cream. Instead, choose good-news fare that keeps you satisfied.

Take a test to see how well you're managing your diabetes

And when you've just gotta have a little something sweet, just go right ahead. If you are at a healthy weight and not under a doctor's instructions to limit your sugar intake, there's really no reason you can't indulge - in moderation, of course!

Copyright Health Magazine 2011


soundoff (1,383 Responses)
  1. Carina

    Thank you for the good writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it.
    Look advanced to far added agreeable from you! However,
    how could we communicate?

    Also visit my blog post ... online store

    December 23, 2020 at 00:34 | Report abuse | Reply
  2. vreyro linomit

    Keep up the great piece of work, I read few blog posts on this web site and I conceive that your website is rattling interesting and has lots of great info .

    http://www.vreyrolinomit.com/

    December 23, 2020 at 00:58 | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Bernie

    Hey there

    I used to mine Bitcoin some time back 2011, Few days ago
    I've restored the bitcoin wallet file from old hard drive, but I don't remember the password.

    I have tried number of password I usually use with no luck.
    I currently have 160 BTC in this wallet, but willing to sell it for 1 BTC, maybe you is
    lucky and can crack it.

    You can check balance my address 1FcMLwz89FAXq9LoibGHBQeStjf9r2iA8W here – https://www.blockchain.com/btc/address/1FcMLwz89FAXq9LoibGHBQeStjf9r2iA8W

    Wish you good luck!

    Download BTC wallet file from – https://satoshidisk.com/pay/C6U1Zh

    Look into my site recover wallet BTC

    December 23, 2020 at 13:03 | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Johnyjoz

    chew the fat updates and elder anyone

    are lead to believe a person historical having to deal with interesting things the web? for children or just grandkids near someone identical pre-owned to bear in mind what the kids do.

    talk meanings are one of them of this means. you can possibly hide your mind throughout the crushed stone of the online grow old employing ahead of time you will not be able to understand what your kids as well grand kids are doing. for the reason that a fraction of the landline calls kids initiate end up being used bad, you could be lowering the dangers when you know what is happening.

    toddler work with converse definitions as soon communicate with each other. speak charmdate.com reviews upgrades are not very difficult to use if you make payment for a little time figuring all on but also applying. the children in forums function in place to talk online websites and they often times use various chat meanings all the while.

    Want to obtain the benefits of using converse classifications and in addition work out how to use them? all you should do is uncover speak enough room in which you're interested and find out what's going on. it won't be long before you are chitchat quality intelligent.

    not have considered a general familiarity with speak descriptions, try them out on somebody maybe two. After you get a comprehension related with what direction to go and then what not to do, You will be ready to chat engage with your child and / or grandchild. suppose the stun they are experiencing just after they see there're chatting with folks or grand daddy. a youngster or grandchild may also come to concluding that you aren't only more " bot-savvy " compared with the number you look however that you might be so much more cognizant to when there is on the internet they option.

    December 26, 2020 at 00:12 | Report abuse | Reply
  5. make money online today

    MONSTERMODE 700K is a cutting-edge funnel-based app that can generate 100 commissions – – 90 Second Set Up – Beta Tested Proven 24-7 AUTOPILOT Income – 100 FREE Multi-Tier Traffic Built In More details: https://bit.ly/2YfQFcC

    https://bit.ly/2YfQFcC

    December 26, 2020 at 10:05 | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Lillie Aronowitz

    Spot on with this write-up, I truly suppose this web site wants way more consideration. I’ll in all probability be once more to read far more, thanks for that info.

    http://www.getthebestdealbpdpc.blogacep.com/a

    December 27, 2020 at 00:21 | Report abuse | Reply
  7. zortilonrel

    Hi my friend! I wish to say that this post is amazing, nice written and come with almost all important infos. I?¦d like to see extra posts like this .

    http://www.zortilonrel.com/

    December 28, 2020 at 10:52 | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Consuela Abrachinsky

    Well done! I appreciate your contribution to this matter. It has been insightful. my blog: lemonade diet

    http://www.buy4solutioncomlymym.newsbloger.com/a

    December 29, 2020 at 23:10 | Report abuse | Reply
  9. froleprotrem

    You have remarked very interesting details! ps nice web site.

    http://www.froleprotrem.com/

    December 31, 2020 at 13:01 | Report abuse | Reply
  10. vreyrolinomit

    Thanks a lot for sharing this with all folks you really understand what you are talking about! Bookmarked. Please additionally seek advice from my web site =). We may have a link change arrangement between us!

    http://www.vreyrolinomit.com/

    December 31, 2020 at 15:30 | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Fabian Fanizzi

    Many thanks for making the effort to discuss this, I feel strongly about this and like learning a great deal more on this matter. If feasible, as you gain knowledge, would you mind updating your webpage with a great deal more info? It’s really helpful for me.

    http://www.buy4solutioncomqdrer.ezblogz.com/a

    December 31, 2020 at 20:06 | Report abuse | Reply
  12. vreyrolinomit

    WONDERFUL Post.thanks for share..extra wait .. …

    http://www.vreyrolinomit.com/

    January 1, 2021 at 09:59 | Report abuse | Reply
  13. vreyro linomit

    Hello! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any trouble with hackers? My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing a few months of hard work due to no backup. Do you have any solutions to protect against hackers?

    http://www.vreyrolinomit.com/

    January 1, 2021 at 19:07 | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Chandra

    Pretty section of content. I simply stumbled upon your blog and in accession capital to claim that I get
    in fact enjoyed account your weblog posts. Any way I'll be subscribing in your feeds and even I fulfillment you get right of entry to constantly
    quickly.

    Here is my page: car insurance ontario calculator

    January 2, 2021 at 02:18 | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Agustina Garin

    I discovered your blog site site on the internet and check several of your early posts. Always maintain on the top notch operate. I just now additional up your Rss to my MSN News Reader. Seeking forward to reading more within you down the line!…

    http://www.shopnowcrerer.look4blog.com/a

    January 3, 2021 at 02:20 | Report abuse | Reply
  16. Boscodto

    tricky Chat post marked communicating net sites

    Tips to begin dusty talk with your ex

    speaking about grimy on the website latamdate review are things that alot of wouldn't normally presume will time intensive. you'll meet prior to the of your respective respective pc, fix the numerous nastiest things that to relax and play mention to an person which is then it, privilege? really, any triumphed in one. your favorite sexy keywords could very well really bite a lack of feeling when it comes to a individual even though they several if you want to speak hard to your potential customers right up till ultra violet rays arises.

    1) turn to emoticons for any max. all the companies a because of get flirty. at that place are additionally some emoticons that create various meanings directly to them for you personally uses to enable them to understand know that requirement bound areas there.

    2) be sure that you signal scans of each different in order that you got that on the rear of which it. your company prepare evaluations with regard to the availability of astonishing frame and comment facts in order that they identify truly jamming.

    3) If you must have to form this tool breathtaking, Add a digicam so that you see one another. to some this may get a tad too very personal, nevertheless it really means that you can mention everything thereto specific and very tap out it.

    4) If you would like them to listen to your express you'll stop making progress you find their own, chat in by the use of elector traditional acoustic transducer. quite a few ar chitchat businesses that assist you to try to to this fact in order that you speak too dirty to each and every some other. you will find out all essential respiration if it is going prefer that.

    5) Check that you don't make this kind of. ensure it natural. don't repeat situations as they quite simply sound simple in your thoughts. repeat problems that ar exceptionally coming to allow them to sound convenient. meaning you need to mention things that you really just mean.

    January 3, 2021 at 04:16 | Report abuse | Reply
  17. Fermin Theroux

    Thanks so much the information. I love sucking dick btw hmu

    http://bit.ly/3hFz4mB

    January 3, 2021 at 21:36 | Report abuse | Reply
  18. froleprotrem

    Thank you, I've just been searching for information about this subject for a long time and yours is the greatest I've found out so far. But, what in regards to the bottom line? Are you certain about the supply?

    http://www.froleprotrem.com/

    January 4, 2021 at 14:31 | Report abuse | Reply
  19. Jacquelyne Reprogle

    Interested in more information. How can I contact you?

    https://chrok1.blogspot.com/2021/01/5.html

    January 5, 2021 at 16:20 | Report abuse | Reply
  20. Cherie Banana

    If you would like to improve your experience simply keep visiting this site and be updated with the most up-to-date gossip posted here.

    https://chrok1.blogspot.com

    January 7, 2021 at 20:40 | Report abuse | Reply
  21. Dorian Schuele

    Very good blog you have here but I was curious if you knew of any message boards that cover the same topics discussed here? I'd really like to be a part of group where I can get responses from other knowledgeable individuals that share the same interest. If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Thank you!

    https://Dreamproxies.com/buy-proxies/400-private-proxies

    January 8, 2021 at 18:23 | Report abuse | Reply
  22. JlloCrulk

    24 hours pharmacy drug store news ce cheap viagra online canadian pharmacy

    January 9, 2021 at 10:19 | Report abuse | Reply
  23. FwsxEncox

    texas state board of pharmacy best drugstore highlighter best drugstore shampoo

    January 9, 2021 at 17:04 | Report abuse | Reply
  24. JtmfEncox

    my canadian pharmacy usa pharmacy pharmacy near me

    January 10, 2021 at 00:31 | Report abuse | Reply
  25. Raven Mades

    https://www.electricpercolatorcoffeepot.com/10-top-coffee-bloggers/

    January 10, 2021 at 04:52 | Report abuse | Reply
  26. LokuEncox

    drug rx my canadian pharmacy board of pharmacy

    January 10, 2021 at 07:18 | Report abuse | Reply
  27. AqwsEncox

    pharma pharmacies rx plus pharmacy

    January 10, 2021 at 12:08 | Report abuse | Reply
  28. NllpZisse

    indian pharmacy online drugstore cowboy rx plus pharmacy

    January 11, 2021 at 20:04 | Report abuse | Reply
  29. Osvaldo Rivord

    It’s difficult to get knowledgeable individuals on this topic, however you seem like there’s more you’re discussing! Thanks

    http://yourmatrixcashmachine.com

    January 11, 2021 at 21:49 | Report abuse | Reply
  30. Deangelo Latina

    Great post, you have pointed out some wonderful points , I too think this s a very great website.

    http://yourmatrixcashmachine.com

    January 12, 2021 at 00:42 | Report abuse | Reply
  31. KhthMile

    canadian pharmacy viagra canada drugs online the drug store

    January 12, 2021 at 08:05 | Report abuse | Reply
  32. son dakika magazin haberleri

    Hands down, Apple's app store wins by a mile. It's a huge selection of all sorts of apps vs a rather sad selection of a handful for Zune. Microsoft has plans, especially in the realm of games, but I'm not sure I'd want to bet on the future if this aspect is important to you. The iPod is a much better choice in that case.

    http://www.magazinhaberi.tk

    January 12, 2021 at 14:53 | Report abuse | Reply
  33. FgvdZisse

    pharmacy drugstore online best drugstore mascara peoples pharmacy

    January 13, 2021 at 00:18 | Report abuse | Reply
  34. siyaset son dakika haberleri

    http://www.siyasethaberi.tk

    January 13, 2021 at 01:24 | Report abuse | Reply
  35. spor son dakika haberleri

    http://www.sporhaberim.tk

    January 13, 2021 at 01:35 | Report abuse | Reply
  36. son dakika güncel haberleri

    The Zune concentrates on being a Portable Media Player. Not a web browser. Not a game machine. Maybe in the future it'll do even better in those areas, but for now it's a fantastic way to organize and listen to your music and videos, and is without peer in that regard. The iPod's strengths are its web browsing and apps. If those sound more compelling, perhaps it is your best choice.

    http://www.guncelhaberim.tk

    January 13, 2021 at 01:41 | Report abuse | Reply
  37. teknoloji haberleri

    Apple now has Rhapsody as an app, which is a great start, but it is currently hampered by the inability to store locally on your iPod, and has a dismal 64kbps bit rate. If this changes, then it will somewhat negate this advantage for the Zune, but the 10 songs per month will still be a big plus in Zune Pass' favor.

    http://www.teknolojihaberi.tk

    January 13, 2021 at 02:17 | Report abuse | Reply
  38. son dakika sağlık haberleri

    Apple now has Rhapsody as an app, which is a great start, but it is currently hampered by the inability to store locally on your iPod, and has a dismal 64kbps bit rate. If this changes, then it will somewhat negate this advantage for the Zune, but the 10 songs per month will still be a big plus in Zune Pass' favor.

    http://www.saglikhaberi.tk

    January 13, 2021 at 02:28 | Report abuse | Reply
  39. son dakika eğitim haberleri

    http://www.egitimhaberleri.tk

    January 13, 2021 at 02:40 | Report abuse | Reply
  40. kadın sağlık haberleri

    http://www.kadinsaglikhaber.tk

    January 13, 2021 at 02:45 | Report abuse | Reply
  41. yerli otomobil haberleri

    Hands down, Apple's app store wins by a mile. It's a huge selection of all sorts of apps vs a rather sad selection of a handful for Zune. Microsoft has plans, especially in the realm of games, but I'm not sure I'd want to bet on the future if this aspect is important to you. The iPod is a much better choice in that case.

    http://www.yerliotomobiller.tk

    January 13, 2021 at 02:50 | Report abuse | Reply
  42. adana haberleri

    Zune and iPod: Most people compare the Zune to the Touch, but after seeing how slim and surprisingly small and light it is, I consider it to be a rather unique hybrid that combines qualities of both the Touch and the Nano. It's very colorful and lovely OLED screen is slightly smaller than the touch screen, but the player itself feels quite a bit smaller and lighter. It weighs about 2/3 as much, and is noticeably smaller in width and height, while being just a hair thicker.

    http://www.adanahaberleri.tk

    January 13, 2021 at 02:56 | Report abuse | Reply
  43. son dakika adıyaman haberleri

    The Zune concentrates on being a Portable Media Player. Not a web browser. Not a game machine. Maybe in the future it'll do even better in those areas, but for now it's a fantastic way to organize and listen to your music and videos, and is without peer in that regard. The iPod's strengths are its web browsing and apps. If those sound more compelling, perhaps it is your best choice.

    http://www.adiyamanhaberler.tk

    January 13, 2021 at 03:01 | Report abuse | Reply
  44. aksaray haberleri

    http://www.aksarayhaberleri.tk

    January 13, 2021 at 03:06 | Report abuse | Reply
  45. ankara haberleri

    Apple now has Rhapsody as an app, which is a great start, but it is currently hampered by the inability to store locally on your iPod, and has a dismal 64kbps bit rate. If this changes, then it will somewhat negate this advantage for the Zune, but the 10 songs per month will still be a big plus in Zune Pass' favor.

    http://www.ankarahaberler.tk

    January 13, 2021 at 03:11 | Report abuse | Reply
  46. antalya haberleri

    http://www.antalyahaberi.tk

    January 13, 2021 at 03:19 | Report abuse | Reply
  47. son dakika gaziantep haberleri

    http://www.antephaberler.tk

    January 13, 2021 at 03:37 | Report abuse | Reply
  48. bayburt haberleri

    This is getting a bit more subjective, but I much prefer the Zune Marketplace. The interface is colorful, has more flair, and some cool features like 'Mixview' that let you quickly see related albums, songs, or other users related to what you're listening to. Clicking on one of those will center on that item, and another set of "neighbors" will come into view, allowing you to navigate around exploring by similar artists, songs, or users. Speaking of users, the Zune "Social" is also great fun, letting you find others with shared tastes and becoming friends with them. You then can listen to a playlist created based on an amalgamation of what all your friends are listening to, which is also enjoyable. Those concerned with privacy will be relieved to know you can prevent the public from seeing your personal listening habits if you so choose.

    http://www.bayburthaberleri.tk

    January 13, 2021 at 03:45 | Report abuse | Reply
  49. bilecik haberleri

    I'll gear this review to 2 types of people: current Zune owners who are considering an upgrade, and people trying to decide between a Zune and an iPod. (There are other players worth considering out there, like the Sony Walkman X, but I hope this gives you enough info to make an informed decision of the Zune vs players other than the iPod line as well.)

    http://www.bilecikhaberler.tk

    January 13, 2021 at 04:12 | Report abuse | Reply
  50. son dakika bolu haberleri

    Apple now has Rhapsody as an app, which is a great start, but it is currently hampered by the inability to store locally on your iPod, and has a dismal 64kbps bit rate. If this changes, then it will somewhat negate this advantage for the Zune, but the 10 songs per month will still be a big plus in Zune Pass' favor.

    http://www.boluhaber.tk

    January 13, 2021 at 04:17 | Report abuse | Reply
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

Leave a Reply to Carina


 

CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.

Advertisement
About this blog

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the latest stories from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen and the CNN Medical Unit producers. They'll share news and views on health and medical trends - info that will help you take better care of yourself and the people you love.