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8 Sneaky Things That Raise Your Blood Sugar Levels

Skipping breakfast iStock/Thinkstock Overweight women who didn’t eat breakfast had higher insulin and blood sugar levels after they ate lunch a few hours later than they did on another day when they ate breakfast, a 2013 study found. Another study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that men who regularly skipped breakfast had a 21 percent higher chance of developing diabetes than those who didn’t. A morning meal—especially one that is rich in protein and healthy fat—seems to stabilize blood sugar levels throughout the day. Your breakfast is not one of the many foods that raise blood sugar. Here are some other things that happen to your body when you skip breakfast. Artificial sweeteners iStock/Thinkstock They have to be better for your blood sugar than, well, sugar, right? An interesting new Israeli study suggests that artificial sweeteners can still take a negative toll and are one of the foods that raise blood sugar. When researchers gave mice artificial sweeteners, they had higher blood sugar levels than mice who drank plain water—or even water with sugar! The researchers were able to bring the animals’ blood sugar levels down by treating them with a Continue reading >>

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  1. indymlb

    Fast Treatment for Low Blood Sugar

    I know there are a million ways to treat low blood sugar…but what works the FASTEST? How long does it take you to recover from low blood sugar? I have run into going from low blood sugar to high blood sugar after treatment because I still feel the effects of low blood sugar. When I'm back to normal but still feel low I end up overdoing it on treatment. Or my sugar ends up too high before my next meal. Needless to say, I feel like crap after the yoyo of low then high blood sugar. Any recommendations would be appreciated!

  2. MoeGig

    A Coke is the fastest for me…maybe the caffein has something to do with it, but after many years of experimenting with just about everything..it is definitely the fastest "pause that refreshes" for me.

  3. rmklaus

    I use Pepsi for my crashes. I have crashed clear down into the 40's and half a can of Pepsi will bring me up into the mid 70's in a few minutes, then I eat something protien like Jerkey or something. I also take Lantus 25 units before bed. I think Lantus helps me not to have high sugars through out the day along with my Novolog.

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