Normal blood sugar range fluctuates around a setpoint of 70-110 mg/dL or 700-1100 parts per million (ppm).
Your blood sugar level will go up or down whether you’ve just eaten, when you’ve exercised recently, and when you experience stress.
It’s been almost a century since Charles Banting’s discovery that high blood sugar (“diabetes mellitus”) relates to insulin. And that insulin relates to islet cells (located in, but not part of, your pancreas).
The opposite of high blood sugar – hypoglycemia – isn’t often diagnosed by health professionals. It’s considered a consequence of incorrect use of diabetes medication. But the two symptoms – high blood sugar and low blood sugar – are equally prevalent. And they are closely connected.
If blood sugar goes high for too long (diabetes), you develop ketoacidosis, which is slow poisoning from metabolic waste products. It will gradually make you feel unwell from toxicity. If blood sugar goes too low (hypoglycemia), drunken behaviour, coma, and death occur within hours. You can last a while in ketoacidosis, but you can’t without enough sugar getting to your brain.
Diabetes makes you feel heavy, slow, and thirsty. Hypoglycemia makes you feel flighty, jittery, and hungry.
As always, the health industry believes that blood sugar range is mechanically controlled. And if the blood sugar range goes too far up or down, then there must be a mechanical problem.
Blood sugar rises with glucagon, produced by the alpha islet cells located in your pancreas. Blood sugar lowers with insulin, produced by the beta islet cells located in your pancreas. Health professionals control diabetes either by limiting dietary sugar, or by prescribing the hormone insulin. The treatment for hypoglycemia is to eat constantly.
What Causes Low or High Blood Sugar?
A mechanistic understanding of blood sugar says that, when we eat food, the sugars in the food would flood straight into our bloodstream if not for insulin. Insulin makes all your body cells “open” and store the sugar, which takes the sugar out of circulation.
The myth of diabetes is that the islet cells or the pancreas don’t “work” properly. The sugar we eat just floods directly into the body fluids, because it isn’t taken into the body’s cells.
Continuing this story, if the blood sugar goes too low, it must be because we have too much insulin. Which must be from taking too much diabetes medication (or being diabetic and exercising too much and using up too much blood sugar).
The official story is wrong.
Yes, the amount of sugar being released from our cells into our body fluids or being taken up and stored by our cells is tightly controlled by hormones. One hormone – glucagon – to put sugar into the blood. Another hormone – insulin – to take sugar out of the blood. But the amount of hormone produced is not mechanically controlled by islet cells in the pancreas.
Fighting or Fleeing
When your blood sugar goes higher and lower than the normal range, it’s not because the pancreas or the islet cells are dysfunctional. It’s because your brain tells your islet cells to change the hormone levels.
Why would your brain want to make your blood sugar go up or down?
Your brain raises your blood sugar levels to fuel your muscles to fight. Your brain lowers your blood sugar levels to make you run away. Blood sugar changes are the first step of the fight-flight response.
Dr. Hamer learned exactly how this works when he discovered the five natural laws of healing. And he learned how to stop the roller coaster of the fight-flight blood sugar response.
Listen to Episode 9 of the Mind Over Symptom Podcast, “The Ups and Downs of Blood Sugar,” to the discover the true source of blood sugar symptoms.