High Blood Sugar
High blood sugar
has been a determining factor in the diagnosis of diabetes, from a diet high in carbohydrates and highly refined foods.
The problems of this highly refined substance started only a few hundred years ago. At first only the rich could afford to have the luxury of at that time crudely yet refined substance. Not surprisingly they suffered from the overindulgences effects first. Since the taste is addicting to many the demand also grew and its ill effects. How unfortunate the money involved in sugar production from cane and beets influenced the slave trade. Early in the Eighteenth century the sugarcane was replaced by the beet and improving technologies. For more interesting information about the history and how it was worth its weight in gold at one time see http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Sugar . This is just the beginning of many more pieces of information on sugar.