Foods that spike blood sugar levels

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Avatar_n_tn I did some searching last night for info about blood sugar levels and treatment but did not turn up anything pertinent. Who knows?! I keep telling myself that somehow it is a good thing and it must mean the tx is working :) lol I guess that is one way to make it through the days!
Avatar_f_tn Anything with carbs is going to spike your blood sugar. If your trying to stabilize blood sugar, I would recommend eating lots of protein and vegetables. As for carbs, choose the healthy carbs or brown rice and more slow digesting carbs. That way your blood sugar won't rise as high or fast. I'm type 1 diabetic and pregnant, so u have been testing blood sugar like crazy for a good amount of my life.
Avatar_f_tn You want to decrease your blood sugar levels by decreasing your intake of foods that create a spike or rise in those levels. You have to realize your body does not respond to foods that increase your blood sugar as others do and consider yourself "allergic" to those foods, because they act as poisons in your system. Excess insulin in the body creates other serious problems, and shortens your life span. It causes weight gain by telling your brain you are hungry when you are not.
Avatar_f_tn I think he mentions a post-prandial limit of 120, but that may be two or three hours after eating. Somewhere I recall hearing that blood sugar over 200 at any time is classified as diabetes and that at that level glucose is likely to spill into the urine. Hence my concern.
Avatar_n_tn Why is it that sometimes my blood sugar levels rise after walking. First thing in the morning,about an hour after exercise and not eating anything my b/s level goes up by about 4-5 points.
Avatar_n_tn Another thing, if you drink coffee, (Black no sugar and no cream, Reg or Decaf) that will spike the Glycemic index as well. The caffeine stimulates the brain and then it opens up the Pancreas and releases Insulin (Sugar) into the blood and then turns into fat. This site is for research www.BoreshaResearch.com Here’s another site www.FaithfulToYourHealth.com Never mind the video focus on the products; they are all organic, natural and vegetarian.
Avatar_n_tn If you need a sweetener for your coffee try Splenda [succralose], a sugar derivative that doesn't raise blood sugar levels when digested.
446335_tn?1223951956 I agree with Zoelula that your doctor may first try diet and moderate exercise prior to prescribing medication. However, you can start now before you see your doctor. By diet it means cut out all sugary substances and foods. This includes high carb foods containing lots of sugar and milk. Moderate exercise is walking daily for 1/3 mile or so. Walking does lower your glucose levels. Danners is incorrect to say "any good doctor would know that those r good glucose levels".
Avatar_n_tn I use a blood sugar meter and I try to keep my blood sugar under 120 mg/dL. Most of the time my blood sugar is 74-110 mg/dL. I don't eat fruit - fruit makes my blood sugar spike too high (I use camu camu and amla supplements, which have no sugar). I weigh all of my food. I weigh most of my water.
Avatar_f_tn Then if you eat something that makes your blood sugar spike, it causes you to secrete insulin, which makes your blood sugar go low again, and the cycle of snacking /craving starts all over again. If you google "rank list insulinogenic foods" you will see which foods are least likely to cause insulin secretion (which will help with reducing snacking).
269786_tn?1243797307 Do not eat carbs alone, as this causes your blood sugar to spike too much and then crash. That crash is your carbs calling you the rest of the day! Protein helps to level out your blood sugar. What have you tried to do to get off of sugar? Are you meaning you are trying to get off of simple carbs? Have you ever read Sugar Busters (wondering because of the title of your post)?
1236893_tn?1408490528 Apple Juice, Unlike whole fruits, juices are devoid of slow-digesting fiber and loaded with refined fructose. The result is a blood sugar spike that triggers a rush of the stress hormone adrenaline, with symptoms that look a lot like a panic attack. In fact, a recent study showed fructose can alter how the brain responds to stress on a genetic level. What’s more, many apple juice brands have tested positive for arsenic — a toxin shown to induce anxious behavior and worsen depression.
Avatar_f_tn Avoid cakes, biscuits and energy and fizzy drinks, processed and junk foods, as these are laden with sugar that will spike your blood sugars very quickly and then they will drop quickly again. Go for complex carbs rather than simple carbs (simple carbs = cakes, sweets etc.) The best way to find out whether you are getting "sugar drops" is to ask your doctor to refer you to have a glucose test done rather than a blood test. Blood tests usually check for diabetes.
Avatar_n_tn This morning I was seen by another doctor, I explained to her my symptoms and also showed her all of my labs and MRI of my abdominal and prancreas, her statement to me was that she thought that I am suffering from Hyperventilation and not so much low blood sugar, she also wants to run a 3 hour glucose test on me and also check for a Insulinnoma, (which she thinks that I do not have) she said that the only way to tell if I do have the insulinnoma is through blood work up.
Avatar_n_tn Thanks for your prompt answers, all points mentioned above will be taken into consideration, but I hoped that you will comment on Sugar levels I sent to you on 17th, what do they signify.
Avatar_m_tn To remedy this problem is to eat or drink something to bring your sugar levels up again. Although sugary foods will spike the blood sugar up very quickly which OK initially in a hypoglycaemic attack, it is better to eat slow energy release food. Urine and blood tests for diabetes only show up if the level of sugar is above a certain limit. But you can still have prediabetes symptoms and this can still damage nerves.
Avatar_n_tn Which makes controlling blood sugar levels a lot more difficult. And it calls for a regimen that gives Logan more control. Biphasic and Regular insulin simply doesn't do that. Blood sugar levels rise and fall in an unpredictable and very confusing fashion. And good control becomes unachievable. First prize would be to put him on a pump. It is the most responsive and flexible system available. But if you can't do that, get him on a basal/bolus regimen.
1348086_tn?1370786785 Pizza=mega carbohydrates=huge spike in blood glucose (blood sugar) levels=significant rise in pulse rate. I'm not a physician, but I'd say your body is working as it should.....
1236893_tn?1408490528 Honey also has a less dramatic impact on your blood-sugar levels than regular sugar, so it won't send your body into fat-storage mode the way sugar can. but don't go overboard; the sweet nectar has 17 g of sugar and 64 calories per tablespoon, so too much honey can make you heavy, rather than horny. Shiitake mushrooms, They’re also rich in zinc and Vitamin D, which keeps testosterone at a healthy level and your libido running.
Avatar_f_tn Check your sugar more often and watch the foods you eat because certain foods can spike your sugar and keep it elevated. Also talk to your physican about adjusting your insulin doses based on ur levels. Make sure you keep a log book so the doc can see all your highs ...
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1236893_tn?1408490528 Honey, packed with beneficial compounds like quercetin, which has been shown to aid athletic endurance and ward off depression—two very good things for your penis. Honey also has a less dramatic impact on your blood-sugar levels than regular sugar, so it won't send your body into fat-storage mode the way sugar can. but don't go overboard; the sweet nectar has 17 g of sugar and 64 calories per tablespoon, so too much honey can make you heavy, rather than horny.
646318_tn?1261185094 Just a reminder that any fruit JUICE has a high natural sugar content and can spike your glucose level.
Avatar_f_tn Stick with low glycemic foods, that will allow your blood sugar levels to remain stable. BTW - eating sugar and a lot of fruit also contributes to your weight gain, especially if you aren't exercising right after you eat them, as the sugar will turn to fat, quickly, if not used for energy.
1236893_tn?1408490528 The liver produces 75% of the cholesterol that circulates in our blood. The other 25% comes from food. At normal levels, cholesterol actually plays an important role in helping cells do their jobs. But cholesterol levels are precariously high in more than 100 million Americans. Symptoms of High Cholesterol High cholesterol does not cause any symptoms. But it does cause damage deep within the body.
1236893_tn?1408490528 Apple Juice, Unlike whole fruits, juices are devoid of slow-digesting fiber and loaded with refined fructose. The result is a blood sugar spike that triggers a rush of the stress hormone adrenaline, with symptoms that look a lot like a panic attack. In fact, a recent study showed fructose can alter how the brain responds to stress on a genetic level. What’s more, many apple juice brands have tested positive for arsenic — a toxin shown to induce anxious behavior and worsen depression.
Avatar_f_tn I ate in morning and then added that sugar. . Haha i just don't love hospitals, now i have to go back. Actually I have hated sugar since i was little, i don't eat sweets at all. Well if i was to have a problem i thought low sugar.
Avatar_n_tn I've also done some research that says that you need to take your highest level day 3 FSH and that is the one that you need to rely upon. Even though you may get lower levels later, it is not an indication that FSH has "improved". That's just what I've read. I have heard of good results with ART working for those with elevated FSH. Just sharing what I know and my thoughts. Good luck everyone.
390388_tn?1279639813 "What is considered to be a low fasting blood sugar level?" Normal fasting glucose levels are 70-99 mg/dl. Below that hypoglycemia symptoms will appear, such as you indicated, "I notice when my level is around 60 - 70, I seem to get lightheaded easier." For more info on Hyypoglycemia go here http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/hypoglycemia/index.htm , or Google "hyperglycemia". "Also what is considered to be a high fasting blood sugar level?