Ever wondered why you seem to crash midday and always tired whilst everyone else gets through the day with absolutely no problem?
It’s not uncommon.
In fact, millions of people around the world are struggling daily with fatigue, unwanted weight gain and more due to an undiagnosed inability to control blood sugar.
If left untreated, this can lead to type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and worse.
Luckily, there is new information and knowledge that can be applied to reverse some or most of the symptoms. You can now naturally and safely restore your blood sugar back to normal levels, no matter your age or the extent of your condition. Problems regulating blood sugar that is linked to fatigue are associated with low or high blood sugar levels, sometimes alternating with unintended peaks and valleys.
Low blood sugar levels are often caused by adrenal exhaustion. This is because when you’re under stress your adrenal gland pumps out cortisol, triggering the pancreas to produce glucagon and, in turn, raising your blood sugar. If your adrenal gland is exhausted, cortisol production is reduced and your blood sugar can drop too low.
Symptoms of low blood sugar include:
- Irritability when hungry
- Low blood pressure, dizziness on standing
- Recurrent sore throats and infections
High blood sugar is triggered by excessive sugar intake. Sugar and other refined carbohydrates cause a sudden spike in blood sugar levels. Insulin, a hormone produced by your pancreas, unlocks cells so that glucose can be utilized as fuel by your muscles, organs, and brain. When insufficient insulin is available, glucose builds up in your bloodstream, your blood glucose (blood sugar) levels rise. Long term, this causes damage to organs, nerves, and blood vessels.
Symptoms of a blood sugar spike include:
- frequent urination
- increased thirst
- blurred vision
Common contributors to high and irregular blood sugar include:
- Carbohydrates. Carbs are the most common problem. Carbs get broken down into glucose very quickly.
- Fruits. Fresh fruits are healthy, but they do contain a type of sugar called fructose that raises blood sugar. However, fresh fruits are a better choice than juice, jellies, or jams.
- Fatty foods. Fatty foods can cause what’s known as the “pizza effect.” Taking pizza as an example, carbohydrates in the dough and sauce will raise your blood sugar immediately, but the fat and protein won’t affect your sugars until hours later.
- Juice, soda, electrolyte drinks, and sugary coffee drinks. These all affect your sugars, so don’t forget to count the carbs in your drinks.
- Alcohol. Alcohol raises blood sugar immediately, especially when mixed with juice or soda. But it can also cause low blood sugars several hours later.
- Lack of regular physical activity. Daily physical activity helps insulin work more effectively.
- Over-treating low blood sugars. Over-treating is very common. Eat smaller meals and snacks regularly.