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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. dmafong

    Partial thyroidectomy and blood sugar

    Hi All,
    Has anyone had a partial thyroidectomy and had it affect their blood sugar levels? It's been a full day since mine, and my sugars are riding high. My usual ratio and correction doses haven't been enough to get me level... Just keep increasing the insulin dosage until it works?
    Thanks for any words of wisdom!
    Dma

  2. Roxanne0312

    Well i didn't have surgery but I'm suffering through an illness. To keep my blood sugars somewhat normal, I've increase the basals 30% and everyday I increase basals by 10% by Endo's instructions and test between meals and bolus as appropriately. So with the normal basals and temp set, I'm taking 2.40 units per hour.

  3. furball64801

    Illness and surgery can for sure affect numbers, did they give you any meds while this was going on. Hope you find the reason from the higher numbers, after knee surgery I ran 300s for several days.

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