Carbohydrates have different structures, depending on their function in the body. Simple carbohydrates can provide immediate energy, while complex carbohydrates provide a longer-term energy source. Diabetes is a disease in which the body has difficulty regulating the amount of sugar in the blood. Individuals with type 1 diabetes do not produce enough insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar, and must take regular doses of additional insulin. However, if the body gets too much additional insulin, it can cause the individual’s blood sugar level to be too low and give them insulin shock. Individuals with type 1 diabetes often carry food like juice or candy with them to get their blood sugar levels up quickly in case of insulin shock. What carbohydrate structure do these foods have that makes them so efficient at treating insulin shock? A; simple carbohydrate B; complex carbohydrate C; structural carbohydrate D;excess carbohydrate
A. Simple carbohydrates, as you said in the beginning of the question, simple carbs provide immediate energy.