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12 Signs Your Blood Sugar Is Out Of Whack

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Your waist is larger than your hips. You find it difficult to lose weight. You crave sweets. You feel better after you eat. You get irritable if you miss a meal.You cry for no reason. You feel a bit spacey and disconnected. You get anxious for no reason. You wake up frequently during the night. You feel hungry all the time. You get sleepy in the afternoon.

Blood sugar or glucose, is one of the best things Mother Nature ever provided us with. It’s one component of your body chemistry that helps you feel alive and happy.

When glucose is at the right level, you’re likely to experience a great attitude, a strong immune system, low stress, and a good night’s sleep as well. But when blood sugar gets too high, then “crashes,” or falls very low, the effects can be devastating to bodily processes.

For this reason, the body strives to maintain blood sugar levels within a narrow range through the coordinated efforts of several glands and their hormones.

Understanding Blood Sugar Control

After you eat a meal, the sugars in each of the foods you eat raises the level of sugar in your blood. The body responds by secreting insulin — a hormone produced by the pancreas. Insulin lowers blood sugar levels by increasing the rate at which glucose is taken up by cells throughout the body.

If you go too long without eating, or eat the wrong (read: “junk”) foods, or if your hormones are out of balance, your blood sugar will fall too low. When this happens, your adrenal glands will release adrenalin and cortisol in order to remedy the situation. At this point, you should eat food that will slowly and gradually raise your blood sugar levels again.

How Do You Know If You’re Holding A Ticket To This Invisible Junk Food Ride?

Most of the time, eating three square meals a day keeps your blood sugar in balance. But when this process gets out of whack, you can find yourself on the blood sugar roller coaster, with no one at the brake switch.

12 Signs Your Blood Sugar Is Out Of Control

1. Your waist is larger than your hips.
2. You find it difficult to lose weight.
3. You crave sweets.
4. You feel infinitely better after you eat.
5. You get irritable if you miss a meal.
6. You cry for no reason.
7. You feel a bit spacey and disconnected.
8. You get anxious for no apparent reason.
9. You wake up frequently during the night.
10. You feel hungry all the time.
11. You get very sleepy in the afternoon.
12. You’ve been tested and have elevated blood sugar or triglyceride levels.

There are a natural solutions that can help stabilize your blood sugar. Start to address the problem by changing your diet. Rapidly fluctuating blood sugar levels are generally a result of more-than-moderate consumption of foods with a high content of refined or simple sugars.

Eat To Control Your Blood Sugar

It’s important to avoid foods that cause a rapid rise in blood sugar levels. One useful tool that tells us what foods to avoid or eat in moderation is the glycemic index (GI). It’s a numerical scale used to indicate how fast and how high a particular food raises blood sugar levels compared to glucose. Refined sugars, white flour products, and other sources of simple carbohydrates and sugars are quickly absorbed into the bloodstream, causing a rapid rise in blood sugar and severely stressing blood sugar control. So it’s important to avoid “junk food” and pay attention to the glycemic index of food that you eat.

Best and Worst Foods to Control Blood Sugar

Here is a simple list of foods you probably already eat and how they affect you in terms of blood sugar, based on the glycemic index (GI) scores. These “natural” sugars can also keep you strapped to the roller coaster if you don’t know how to manage them.

Foods To Avoid

  • Foods that have a very high glycemic score should be consumed in moderation or avoided. These includes refined sugar, rice cakes, and granola.
  • Foods that have high glycemic scores, but not quite as high should be kept to minimum. These includes White bread, Carrots, Corn, Kidney beans, Bran muffins, Potatoes, White rice, Bananas, Raisins and Beets.

Foods To Eat

  • Foods that are medium on the glycemic index includes sweet fruits such as Grapes, Peaches, Pineapple, Oranges and Melons. Starchy foods that have medium glycemic scores includes Brown rice, Pasta, Oatmeal, Yams and Peas. Eat these when you need energy, but don’t overdo it.
  • If you want to eat foods that keep your blood sugar humming at a nice steady rate, then eat foods with a low glycemic score like Apples, Apricots, Cherries, Grapefruit, Asparagus, Broccoli, Celery, Lentils, Nuts and Seeds.
Michael T. Murray

Michael T. Murray ND is a naturopathic physician regarded as one of the world's top authorities on natural medicine. An educator, lecturer, researcher, and health food industry consultant, he is the author of more than 30 books, including his new book, The Complete Book of Juicing, Revised and Updated: Your Delicious Guide to Youthful Vitality (Clarkson Potter, 2014). Learn more at www.DrMurray.com.

Michael T. Murray

Michael T. Murray ND is a naturopathic physician regarded as one of the world's top authorities on natural medicine. An educator, lecturer, researcher, and health food industry consultant, he is the author of more than 30 books, including his new book, The Complete Book of Juicing, Revised and Updated: Your Delicious Guide to Youthful Vitality (Clarkson Potter, 2014). Learn more at www.DrMurray.com.

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Jaya Cat
Jaya Cat 5pts

Use nigt insulin i thing vergood blood glucose level can mainthen

Reynaldo L. Mast
Reynaldo L. Mast 5pts

My insurance won't pay for my strips because I workout and eat well and I got of of Metaphormine for Diabetes, so no way to check I have my ups and down still, but regulated by the strips I had... A1c is OK day to day its different.

Rude Tiger
Rude Tiger 5pts

Foots\U0001f601\U0001f62c or feet ?

Nayr Naganalf
Nayr Naganalf 5pts

First sign : your living in the first world eating first world at the expense of the third world, a part of yourself.

Chad Parrish
Chad Parrish 5pts

Muscle and fat. That's how I figured out I was sick

Chad Parrish
Chad Parrish 5pts

Believe it. I have all these symptoms but ED.

Danielle Heyen
Danielle Heyen 5pts

TahNaeah Chatman for Ahmad Jody Hull Coy Joyce Hull

Dmakwater Moore
Dmakwater Moore 5pts

dry itchy skin is also a sign that the kidneys are taking a beating with diabetes

Cristi Will
Cristi Will 5pts

Type 1 diabetes starts with weight loss, one's body is starving for glucose, which doesn't get in cells due to lack of insulin, although it is found in high levels in the blood. The body becomes toxic. The use of other pathways to produce energy leads to keto-acidosis. One's body appears it consumes itself...

Slade Fidler
Slade Fidler 5pts

Seems this "curejoy-ayurveda" is catering more to nonsensical click-bait trolling nowadays.Crying for no reason as a sign of diabetes? Laughable mis information.

Tho Truong
Tho Truong 5pts

có dấu hiệu giống vậy mah ko có nặng :(

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Meera Abdul A sign on unbalanced sugar level, however its natural for human to crave and get irritated if missing meals regularly.

Meera Abdul
Meera Abdul 5pts

1. Your waist is larger than your hips. 2. You find it difficult to lose weight. 3. You crave sweets. 4. You feel infinitely better after you eat. 5. You get irritable if you miss a meal. 6. You cry for no reason. 7. You feel a bit spacey and disconnected. 8. You get anxious for no apparent reason. 9. You wake up frequently during the night. 10. You feel hungry all the time. 11. You get very sleepy in the afternoon. 12. You’ve been tested and have elevated blood sugar or triglyceride levels.What if i have 5 out of all this? 2,3,4,9,11

Manoj Rana
Manoj Rana 5pts

Let me ask you a question, who doesn't cry when hungry?

Susan Day
Susan Day 5pts

Too many sweets and biscuits cause fluctuations in blood sugar.

Nyayapathi Narayan
Nyayapathi Narayan 5pts

not even 1 symptom out of 12! also for some reason i dislike sweets..does it mean its reverse sugar for me :o

karenc66
karenc66 5pts

I'm having a serious problem,my fbs by lab work was a panic 500,i got a new glucometer and started checking it alot,i do what i should do and go to bed during the night i have hypoglycemic episodes waking me up sweating ery shakey and starving i just dont under stand how to remedy the problem