Those who know me, know I was a sugar addict. What is the difference between someone who enjoys a little sweet now and then and an addict?
First, you can't eat just a little sugar. If you do, you simply want more - which creates a whole cycle of addiction.
You know that little voice in your head? The one that says, "One bite won't hurt". Well for a sugar addict that voice is heard and heeded even if you know you shouldn't.
Last September, after comparing 4 quarterly cbc blood tests side-by-side, I noticed my glucose levels (while not at diabetic level) were consistently rising. Not only that, I had a hypoglycemic event that led to an ER visit. That is when I decided my addiction had to end and I went on a keto diet.
In my consulting office we have a few simple screenings we can do. One is to look at a few drops of urine through a sugar refactometer. This screening does not diagnose diabetes (only your doctor can do...