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20 Reasons For Blood Sugar Swings

Upswing: Caffeine Your blood sugar can rise after you have coffee -- even black coffee with no calories -- thanks to the caffeine. The same goes for black tea, green tea, and energy drinks. Each person with diabetes reacts to foods and drinks differently, so it's best to keep track of your own responses. Ironically, other compounds in coffee may help prevent type 2 diabetes in healthy people. Many of these will raise your blood sugar levels. Why? They can still have plenty of carbs from starches. Check the total carbohydrates on the Nutrition Facts label before you dig in. You should also pay attention to sugar alcohols such as sorbitol and xylitol. They add sweetness with fewer carbs than sugar (sucrose), but they may still have enough to boost your levels. One study found that people with type 2 diabetes who switched to a vegan (or all vegetable-based) diet had better blood sugar control and needed less insulin. A boost in fiber from whole grains and beans might play a role, by slowing down the digestion of carbs. But scientists need more research to know if going vegan really helps diabetes. Talk to your doctor before you make major diet changes. Blood sugar can dip dangerously Continue reading >>

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  1. jigsaw

    20 Reasons For Blood Sugar Swings!

    Many posts concerning hard to control blood sugar and blood sugar swings have come through the realms of DC. Here are some answers that may help.

  2. Graylin Bee

    Good find, thanks for sharing.
    So, housework will help me exercise and keep my BG lower…hmmm…don't think I'll be sharig that fact with Hubby.
    The slideshow mentioned Sesame Beef as a spiker…good thing they didn't use Sesame Chicken. I can pretend the chicken negates the carbs can't I?

  3. jigsaw

    Be careful about what you say, I just might become heavily influenced!(-;

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