Sugar

Controlling blood sugar levels may be critical to managing symptoms. Some cancer cells have a high need for glucose.

*Note: 1 teaspoon = 4 grams.

osmotic overload

When we eat sugar or white flour foods our blood level of glucose rises rapidly.

Concentrated sugar reaches the intestines without being digested/broken down first by the stomach.

The rapid movement of food into the intestines may cause nausea, abdominal pain, cramping, or diarrhea
= Dumping Syndrome.

sugar sources

Break down into glucose quickly, your blood sugar level rises, and insulin is released causing your blood sugar levels to fall. If blood sugar levels fall rapidly, you may feel shaky, sweaty, and tired. High sugar intake contributes to dumping syndrome.

Break down into glucose slowly and help maintain your blood sugar level.

tips to maintain blood sugar

High Sugar Foods That May Trigger Symptoms: Apricots, bananas, corn, jasmine rice, pineapple, potatoes, sweet potatoes, watermelon. (Note: Individual tolerances vary greatly)