Diabetes Diet Guidelines : Diabetes & Food Digestion

Uploaded by expertvillage on 18.01.2008

Hi! My name is Brenda Thompson, registered dietitian and owner of Life Skills Nutrition.
In this segment, I'm going to talk about healthy digestion and the regulation of blood sugar
control. Over here on this diagram, when someone eats food it goes into the mouth and it begins
to masticated where enzymes are released and begin breaking the food down. It then travels
down into the esophagus and into the stomach, where the metabolism of the starches and sugars
begin. Glucose then begins to form and begins to go into the blood. When glucose is released
into the blood and the sugar is in the blood, the pancreas releases the insulin and carries
it into the body cells for energy, or it takes it into the liver where it is stored as glycogen
to be used for energy later on. That is the proper digestion and what happens when someone
eats food when they are healthy.