Old people should eat some sweetness
Sugar is one of the important energy activities of human life. It is the fuel burned by the “engine” of the human body. Too much or too much is harmful to health.
Professor Xiaolin, director of the Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine Diabetes in the China-Japan Friendship Hospital, believes that when people are old, they can change the blood sugar-related plasma, insulin, metabolism and other organs, the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar will be improved, and the glucose tolerance will be reduced, so eatSugar is more cautious than young people, and certainly not at all.
Moreover, the rise in blood sugar is also related to a variety of factors such as heredity, and the problem of double sugar consumption.
Sometimes, although I feel that I eat less sugar, other foods that I eat may be converted into sugar in the human body. This “invisible sugar” is ignored by some elderly people.
The same professor said that the standard for testing blood sugar is the same for the elderly and the young people. In fact, this is not reasonable.
For elderly diabetics, the indicators can be relaxed, and the diet control can be slightly more relaxed.
For those who have normal blood sugar, they can eat sugar as much as young people, without strict restrictions.
Sugar is not a “flooding beast”. On the contrary, whether it is a healthy person or a diabetic, if there is hypoglycemia, it is harmful to the body.
For example, long-term hypoglycemia in diabetic patients can increase the risk of senile dementia.
It is understood that if the blood sugar of elderly diabetic patients is controlled to be in a normal low state during the day, it will appear at night, and hypoglycemia may occur in the early hours of the morning.
At this time, when people are asleep, they do not notice any symptoms, but they are prone to cause the expansion of brain cells to lack oxygen and sugar. In the long run, brain cells can be damaged.
The professor reminded that some hypoglycemia is not because sugar intake is too small, but it is just a sign of diabetes.
Because of diabetes, the ability to regulate blood sugar is worse, and the sugar intake is slightly higher than that of blood sugar, and sometimes it is slightly less and immediately shows hypoglycemia.
This part of the patient should go to the hospital in time to check, usually bring some sugar, biscuits, etc., and eat a little when there is hypoglycemia.