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High Glucose Levels Explained
It's vital that you know what your fasting blood sugar level is currently. Finding your fasting blood glucose levels is important because it really is going to affect your chance of living a long healthy functional life.
What does it mean by blood sugar fasting glucose level? It is what is your blood glucose level is in your blood after you have fasted for 12 hours. For example, say you didn't have anything to eat after 9 o'clock at night, then you would check your blood at 9 o'clock the next morning which is known as a 12 hour fast. That's the common way of checking to see for high glucose levels rising to a range that is high and dangerous.
There are three primary ways that cause the blood glucose levels to rise. We know that too many carbohydrate calories (especially the unhealthy high sugar and refined carbs) are relative to how much energy you're expending each day. So if you're not that active then it's gonna be the result of having a higher blood sugar level than someone who moves more. When we consume a few to many carbohydrate calories we also see a rise of triglyceride levels and your cholesterol levels.
When we are active we need more carbohydrate calories to replenish your carbohydrate we use as fuel. The amount of activities is gonna determine how many carbohydrates we can allow if we are ingesting low carbohydrate calories and your body will need more to not feel tired.
Also overweight people who have more body fat have insulin resistance. That means they can’t clear the blood sugar out of the bloodstream as well. The cells can't pick the glucose up that this not responding to the insulin nearly as well. That’s why blood sugar tends to be higher. So many medical doctors give people drugs to help the body pump out more insulin and increase the sensitivity. It does work, but I'll tell you this, those drugs will bring your blood sugar down into the ideal range. The ideal blood glucose range is to have a blood sugar level that is at or below 5 mmol per liter or 90 mg/dL If it's above that level your headed for trouble.
And most drugs alone will not get high glucose levels their own. That is why physical activity is always encouraged by your doctor, becomes it is vitally important to the long-term management of blood sugar in the body.
Third way your blood sugar can rise even if you doing everything right And exercising but blood glucose levels are still high.
So if you are under a lot of stress and your bodies not adapting to that stress very well your adrenal glands start pumpout more cortisol. Cortisol blocks the insulin receptors and the blood sugar can't get in. That will cause a rise in blood glucose levels.
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Renee Dumont - Christian health coach, blogger, visual artist, singer, nutrition nut, wife and Mom. Inspiring women through my own trials and triumphs to ignite their faith and find deliverance from craving sugar and emotional food struggles.