"Blood sugar is like a wave in the ocean - it's constantly in motion," Chalmers says. That's why you'll likely gain more information by looking at your tests over the course of an entire day or week to find a pattern rather than focus on individual test results.
"The perfect blood sugar range is like walking on a gymnastics balance beam. If you are too high or too low, you can fall off the beam and land on the floor. You may sway a little to one side, and then to the other, but the width for perfect balance is not very wide. It's easy to fall off, so you need to stay conscious and focused. What got me off this ride was something I never expected."
"High blood sugar is like a soda spill on a countertop-it permits plaque-forming material to fasten more easily to artery walls. It's also a symptom of diabetes, which doubles your risk of heart disease or stroke."
"High blood sugars damage the blood vessels throughout the body, including the vessels in the eye. High blood sugar is like a slow acting corrosive agent which destroys the insides of the blood vessels. Keeping blood sugar under control can slow down the development and progression of diabetic retinopathy."
"Blood sugar is like money in your pocket. Glycogen is like money in your EFTpOS account.Fat stores are your term deposit. Glucagon is the bank manager who gives you access to your term deposit, but onlybafter the glycogen account is empty. "
"Your blood sugar is like a tightrope, and insulin and glucagon are the weights that go on either side of the tightrope walkers balancing pole. A healthy person has a very well balanced rope walker, a diabetic or insulin resistant person on the other hand has a tightrope walker with an inner ear deficiency "
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