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Once Again About Insulin. Understanding Sugar Diabetes

Let me remind you a short story of insulin. Full story you can read here in the article “What Is Insulin?”

Sugar diabetes disease was known to humanity from ancient times, but no real progress in treatment was made until German physiologists Joseph vom Mering and Oskar Minkowski discovered in 1889 by accident that the pancreas was central to diabetes. That discovery was a pivotal point in sugar diabetes management and treatment. While studying digestion in a laboratory dog, two collegues removed the pancreas to sec the effect on digestion. The dog started urinating more often than usual and the doctors had good judgement to test the urine for sugar. True enough, the dog developed sugar diabetes without the pancreas.

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What Do We Eat? Understanding Sugar Diabetes

To better understand sugar diabetes we have to know our food better. Food gives nutrition to the body and supply almost everything for growth, repair and functioning. All nutrients are divided into three main food groups or macronutrients.

They are: carbohydrate, fat and protein. Vitamins together with minerals are micronutrients. Almost all foods are basically a combinaton of proteins, fats and carbs. I know, it doesn’t sound very poetic, but don’t go sleep just yet. Oh, by the way. Feel free to notice my excellent ads that are almost impossible to ignore. My smile shall be very wide when you find some useful information there.

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