Not quite correct regarding the " Honey is a natural sugar that the body processes easier than refined sugar " statement.Yes.. Honey is a natural sugar that the body processes easier than refined sugar (the type found in cookies, syrup and candy).
Not sure I agree with that. If my blood sugar is low I eat a few spoons of honey and it goes up pretty damn quick which I reckon is down to it already being part digested. Shock to the pancreas - not sure about that either. As a Type 1 diabetic I can tell you if you eat too much of anything at the wrong time with carbohydrate a type 1 diabetics sugar level is likely to rise rapidly - nothing to do with shock to the pancreas - as it doesn't produce insulin it doesn't care.Cant remember the chemical involved, but unlike processed sugar which gives an almost instant rise in blood sugar levels followed quicky by a dive in blood sugar levels . Honey requires the body to produce this chemical in order for the simple sugars to pass through the blood/membrane barrier , this slows down the transfer and avoids shock to the pancreas ,also it helps maintain more even blood sugar levels .
I know what you are saying JC but as you said in a previous postI find there isn't much difference between sugar, honey, cooked rice, and beer, as far as blood glucose responce is concerned, ...... except the quantities that consumed.
I don't take sugar, so don't get much problem with it unless it's heavily disguised in something else, .... but, ... a curry with rice and a couple of pints of lager can be quite dangerous for a diabetic who is unprepared.
Personally I reckon the above meal is worse than eating a whole jar of honey in one go.
When I was 21 I had appendicitis for my birthday. A bit of deft surgery cured it. In those days you recovered for a week on a "men only" long ward with rows of beds down both sides.Much more should be done on educating diabetics (type 1 & 2) about diet. My wifes a retinal screener and sees daily what it can do to people if the sugar levels are not maintained sensibly.