Blood Sugar Management
Stable and healthy blood sugar is a key component of optimal metabolic health, helping lead to more energy, mood stability, better sleep, clearer skin and lower risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease, stroke, dementia, and infertility.
Glucose is the main sugar in the bloodstream, and it mostly comes from the food you eat. Glucose triggers the pancreas to release insulin, a hormone that helps bring that glucose into your cells for energy. Excess glucose is stored as glycogen in the muscles and liver and as triglycerides in fat cells.
Your diet is the single most influential factor when it comes to your blood sugar levels. If your body has too much glucose too often – say, from a diet heavy in carbohydrates and sugar – it can disrupt the metabolic process and lead to health problem such as:
- Insulin resistance
- Oxidative stress
- Increased cravings for more sweet foods.
- Blood sugar crashes (called hypoglycemia) which can lead to symptoms such as fatigue, poor concentration, headaches, drowsiness, irritability and mood changes.
The good news is that much of this is preventable. You have a lot of control over your blood sugar, and in turn, your metabolic health, through choices around diet and lifestyle.
If you need help in this area, contact us for more information.