How Do Carbohydrates Impact My Insulin and Blood Sugar?

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Carbohydrates or in short, carbs, come in different forms. They come in starches, everything that's white and also that's tasty and we know pasta, white bread, rice, potatoes, all these are starches, or sugar sweetened and beverages. When you ingest those gets broken down into glucose.

Glucose is the building block, and the gets absorbed into the blood stream. Now, once it gets absorbed into the blood stream, insulin clears the blood stream from the glucose, and you're always supposed to have some in your blood stream is supposed to keep level, and insulin distributes it all over the body, where it's needed.

Now when you exercise, the glucose goes to muscle, and most times we're not exercising, we are sitting and chatting or watching TV, and in that situation, the insulin drives the glucose into fat cells. The more that we have, the more difficult over time it becomes for insulin to do it's job because as we accumulate more and more fats in certain places of our bodies, we become more and more resistant to insulin.

And at some point, glucose in the blood stream goes up, and when the glucose in the blood stream is elevated, over prolonged periods of time, it can do damage. It can damage the inside of our arteries, and it can damage our nerves, it can damage our eyes, it damage our kidneys and those are the complications of diabetes.