I am still in shock after reading the experience with sugar of this man and believe we all should read this. It is particularly pertinent to anyone who is pre-diabetic or diagnosed with diabetes. You can read more here on his Blog. His name is David “Wolverine” Smith.
The scary thing about sugar is that it's not just the white stuff but the "healthier" raw sugar, not to mention all starches which convert to sugar. Having knowledge is power to change the way we live and live healthier and happier.
This edited quote from David Smith's article has shocked me deeply.
Arterial Damage And Inflammation
One of the more frightening prospects that I was hit with before I had even recovered from the two life-threatening surgeries to remove my bowels, was the fact that the high sugar content of the TPN was slowly killing me........
I could not be fed, and I was already grossly underweight. Rather than let me starve completely, the doctors ordered several arm peripherals be placed and PPN (Partial Parenteral Nutrition) to be infused in place of the TPN. Although the concentration of sugar was considerably less than that infused with the TPN, the veins that were accessed would typically fail within the first 24 hours.
After the first hour, the vein would begin to burn as if Tabasco sauce were being infused. By the time I could no longer stand the pain, the vein would typically blow-out and the PPN would infiltrate under the skin. This is a very painful wound and would happen every 24 to 36 hours – also accompanied by a DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis)