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What Diabetes Does to Your Kidneys

The kidneys job is to filter waste products from the blood. According to The American Heart Association, “High levels of blood sugar make the kidneys work harder to do their job of filtering, which over time can damage them so that they start to leak small amounts of protein (albumin) into the urine.” High blood sugars strain the kidneys because they start to process an excess amount of blood. This overworks the kidneys, and it eventually can cause them to malfunction. At this time, with only minor kidney damage, there are no detectable symptoms. Many people in the early stages of kidney damage do not know that it is occuring.

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No shocking news here—sugar is bad for health and it’s especially bad for the gut. The bottom line is, sugar is fuel for bad gut bacteria.
Unfortunately, sugar is hard to avoid.
It goes by many names, like high fructose corn syrup and sucralose.
The more sugar you eat, the faster the bad bacteria grow.
 
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Type 2 diabetes is caused by eating too many carbs and sugar, not exercising, and experiencing too much stress.

However, a high-sugar diet is by far the biggest risk factor.
 
When your blood sugar is always high, insulin receptors in the blood can become desensitized and stop working.
 
In the end, the sugar remains in the blood and continues to wreak havoc on the body.

Like processed foods, it’s common knowledge that sugary foods are best avoided.

But in the case of Candida, high blood sugar levels can increase your risk of yeast infection, too[4].

  • Avoid these foods:
  • Candy
  • Fruit juices
  • All sugars (sugar cane, molasses, maple syrup, honey, and all varieties of corn syrup)

Along with the obvious culprits, sugar can be in places you’d least expect. Make sure to check labels for all types of sugar and avoid those foods.