hyperglycemia and its causes

Posted by Sam @sam595, Feb 26 9:10am

I was hoping if someone can offer any advice or suggestions on who to consult regarding hyperglycemia and its causes.

Here are some of the symptoms I have observed when I didn't control my dietary habits (i.e my meals contained moderate to high amounts of sugar and dairy products)
– Excess sebum production on my face, leading to acne on my face, head and body.
– easily fatigue and lack of concentration
– Overweight, fat concentrated in abdomen
– Oral thrush
– Sinus Pressure
– itchy eyes

Once I reduced processed sugar from my diet, few of those symptoms started to diminish. I would really appreciate any insight what my next steps should be. It might be worth mentioning that My family doesn't have any history of chronic diabetes or sugar problems.

Male, 25 years old with no history of any other illness.

You might want to read some of the articles available on the web rather than have personal lists of possible causes. After all, each person may be different.
I have never associated my allergies with high blood sugar per se, but know that too much sugar in the diet, including carbs that metabolize into sugar in the body, will make staying awake in the afternoon almost impossible, for starters. Long term problems, from my study, including hearing loss, eye damage, lack of ability to control weight, and yes, dementia, and possibly Alzheimers. Hyperglycemia is an unbalanced diet, both in calories and good nutrition. It is often associated with obesity and heart problems as well, and shortens lifespan. Don't take my word for it, get to reading and studying the facts. Dorisena

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Hi @sam595, I suggest you start by consulting with your primary care physician. She or he will let you know if it is necessary to see a specialists like an endocrinologist. You're on the right track with thinking about your diet and what is right for you. What foods work better for you now that you've reduced sugar and dairy?

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Sam, it is good to ask for a referral to a nutritionist for your specific diet needs because that is the nutritionis'ts specialty. I read conflicting advice on the web about certain foods and that is because sometimes it matters what combination of foods works best. Some of it is chemistry in your body and that takes some understanding. Raw foods and simply prepared foods provide good nutrition. Boxed snacks and highly prepared bagged foods contain unwanted ingredients for preservation and taste and can be counterproductive. It is technical, but I find it fun to learn more and prepare a variety of food. Dorisena

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@dorisena

You might want to read some of the articles available on the web rather than have personal lists of possible causes. After all, each person may be different.
I have never associated my allergies with high blood sugar per se, but know that too much sugar in the diet, including carbs that metabolize into sugar in the body, will make staying awake in the afternoon almost impossible, for starters. Long term problems, from my study, including hearing loss, eye damage, lack of ability to control weight, and yes, dementia, and possibly Alzheimers. Hyperglycemia is an unbalanced diet, both in calories and good nutrition. It is often associated with obesity and heart problems as well, and shortens lifespan. Don't take my word for it, get to reading and studying the facts. Dorisena

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Hi @dorisena, thank you for your response. I read articles on it, thats how I came to the conclusion that high sugar in my diet was a contributing cause to it. Here's the link for your reference: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4565837/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3257617/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4884775/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27061046/

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@colleenyoung

Hi @sam595, I suggest you start by consulting with your primary care physician. She or he will let you know if it is necessary to see a specialists like an endocrinologist. You're on the right track with thinking about your diet and what is right for you. What foods work better for you now that you've reduced sugar and dairy?

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Hi @colleenyoung, thank you for your response. I noticed that substituting grains such as rice with quinoa and regular pasta with red lentil pasta was a big help. I also increased the number of green vegetables in my diets such as broccoli, spinach, and etc.
If I was to ask for a referral to see someone at Mayo, which department/doctor should I mention to my primary physician? Also, would you happen to know if any Mayo dermatologists are working on research between sugar and acne? For example, this research: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4565837/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27061046/

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