Raisins three times a day will lower blood sugar? Twisted study results can promote diabetes

At the ADA's 2012 scientific sessions, the "Raisin Board" presented study results they claimed showed that eating raisins 3 times/day could actually lower post prandial blood glucose...Hand picked study participants guaranteed that result....
By: Diane Kress, RD CDE
 
 
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June 23, 2012 - PRLog -- If the information I provide in this post continues to be withheld from the American public, millions of people's short and long term health, well-being, and lives will continue to be at stake.  

The fact that this research study -claiming that purposely choosing raisins for the positive effect they have on lowering postprandial blood glucose rather than other snack foods...and suggesting that raisins be consumed 3 times/day ...is a misrepresentation of research findings as well as a disgrace.  Why?

 RAISINS ARE A CONCENTRATED SOURCE OF SIMPLE CARBOHYDRATE.  A ONE OUNCE INDIVIDUAL SIZE BOX OF RAISINS CONTAINS 22 GRAMS OF CARB, 20 GRAMS OF WHICH ARE SIMPLE SUGAR.  THAT IS THE EQUIVALENT OF 5 PACKS OF SUGAR!  

Please read on to understand what this means...and then write to the ADA and ask for The Metabolism Miracle and information about Metabolism B be made available to the public….now.

Over 110 million Americans have pre diabetes or type 2 diabetes.  Millions more have metabolic syndrome (a compilation of medical maladies based in insulin imbalance including hypertension, hyperlipidemia (LDL and triglycerides), midline adiposity and increased visceral fat deposits, and blood glucose aberrations.  If metabolic syndrome is left uncontrolled, it progressively leads to pre diabetes and type 2 diabetes.

I have coined the term “Metabolism B” (or Met B) to describe the genetic predisposition to excess insulin release and eventual insulin resistance in people on the path to metabolic syndrome.  When I see a patient with fasting blood glucose between 90-99mg/dL inclusive, I tell them they have “Met B”.  Metabolism B is the precursor to metabolic syndrome pre diabetes type 2 diabetes.  If a person’s fasting glucose is over 89mg/dL, they are on the road to or have already begun metabolic syndrome.  Just take a look at their progressively increasing blood pressure, belly fat, LDL, triglycerides, and blood glucose.

What is the underlying metabolic flaw in those with Met B?  Their pancreas releases EXCESS INSULIN RELEASE in response to a rise in blood sugar from both carbohydrate foods and the liver’s release of glycogen.

If a person with Met B consumes a high concentration of carbohydrate, their pancreas over –releases insulin.  Excess insulin causes blood sugar to DECREASE.  An ironic twist for those in the beginning stages of uncontrolled Met B is that they often have LOW hemoglobin A1C levels because their excess insulin is causing them to have LOWER than normal average blood sugar.

If you repeatedly present a person with Met B high concentrations of concentrated carb, their pancreas will eventually fatigue from over-work.  This is when Met B progresses to  pre diabetes.  If the assault on the pancreas from excess carb continues,  pre diabetes progresses  to irreversible type 2 diabetes.  

That the ADA does not recognize this information is neglectful and the over 100 million Americans with pre diabetes and type 2 diabetes should hold the ADA liable for withholding scientifically proven and medically indicated information that can save people’s health and lives.  

Please note that this study was purposely set up to include people with Met B!  Everyone had fasting glucose between 90-100mg/dL.  This way, when their blood glucose was tested post prandially, the majority would have a lower reading than if you gave them an alternate snack.  High amount of simple sugar = high amount of insulin = lower blood sugar. So, it appears that the raisins are magically doing wonderful things to blood sugar when in fact they are provoking excess insulin ….a fat gain hormone.

I will not rest until this information is common knowledge from coast to coast.  The program designed to stop the progression of Metabolism B to pre diabetes to type 2 diabetes is in The Metabolism Miracle (for the millions with Met B or pre diabetes) and The Diabetes Miracle (for those with pre diabetes or type 2 diabetes.

Read more about Met B at :
www.themetabolismmiracle.com or www.thediabetesmiracle.com.

Knowledge is power and I will never stop advocating for those with Met B, pre diabetes, type 2 diabetes.  I’m not only a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, and author of the only books written to control this epidemic…I am also a person with diabetes.  

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