7 Things which Raise your Blood Sugar

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People who have blood sugar are stuck with it for life. Their blood sugar levels are something they have to think about all the time.

Blood sugars spike and can cause serious complication to our physical health and wellbeing. Sometimes our blood sugars spike for reasons that are not known to us.

Let’s talk about some causes of unexpected blood sugar spikes that are not typical blood sugar level raisers:

Stress :

Stress due to any reason is sure to increase your blood sugar levels. Any stress caused to the body will only result in your sugar levels increasing.

Skipping breakfast :

As of right now, the evidence shows that those who have a substantial, high-protein, high-fiber breakfast have stable blood sugar levels throughout the day, in contrast to people who skip meals and see a sharp rise in blood sugar levels right before lunch.

Artificial sweeteners :

We all thought that artificial sweeteners will not have the same effect as sugar.
However, studies have shown that artificial sweeteners damage the stomach, which is in charge of processing glucose in your digestive system. Therefore, don’t be shocked if using artificial sweeteners doesn’t help your high blood sugar levels.

Fatty meals :

Initially everyone was of the impression that it was carbohydrates that spiked blood sugar levels. But recent research has shown that when fat was in the system, it took longer for the body to process the sugar that the body consumed.
Therefore, having high blood sugar is a result of taking sugar either after or in addition to a fatty meal.

Coffee :

There is no hard and fast rule in regard to coffee. The sugar levels differ from person to person. For some people even after drinking black coffee without milk and sugar, their blood sugar levels rise. I guess this must be due to the sensitivity of certain bodies when they encounter caffeine.

Smoking :

As is common knowledge, smoking is unhealthy for the body and can throw off the body’s ability to absorb sugar, making the situation worse.

Lack of sleep :

Again when we are lacking sleep, our body is stressed out due to which our body’s cell become less resistant to insulin due to which we suffer from higher blood sugar levels in the body.

Infections : 

Infections weaken the immune system and cause the body to become agitated and deviate from its normal state.

So when your body is sick and its defenses are down, the liver produces more glucose for the extra energy; and on the other hand, stress hormones are released to make the body’s cells more insulin resistant.

So when you’re sick expect your body to produce extra glucose and have no way to quickly get absorbed.

Certain medicines :

A person can be suffering from different ailments including blood pressure, cholesterol and even other heart related issues. Sometimes the drugs that are prescribed for these ailments can spike sugar levels.
Thus, pay close attention to your blood sugar levels and don’t ignore them at all. Additionally, keep an eye out for situations where your blood sugar levels may rise.

 

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