Blood sugar myths and facts

Blood sugar myths and facts


Have you heard that if a person appears thin that they cannot have blood sugar issues? Or that frequent snacking is the best way to maintain blood sugar regulation? Or that only people with diabetes need to worry about blood sugar?

These are all myths! 

The facts are that the only way to know if you have blood sugar problems is to test (not look at your body type), that frequent snacking might even be making blood sugar problems worse, and that insulin resistance can develop years before a diagnosis of diabetes. 


Health Tip

How to Sabotage Your Blood Sugar

Most people know to eat a healthy balance of macronutrients and to move their bodies every day for blood sugar balance, but here are some surprising things that can sabotage those efforts:


1️⃣ Eating Carbs on Their Own

2️⃣ Eating While Stressed

3️⃣ Coffee on Empty Stomach

4️⃣ Dinner Late at Night

5️⃣ Sleep Deprivation

Lots of times people come to me with concerns about their blood sugar. They’re already doing a lot of things right, but they often miss one or more of these things! 


Recent Research

Lack of Sleep Poses Diabetes Risk

A recent study published in JAMA found that people who consistently slept less than 6 hours a night had a significantly higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes—even if they had a healthy diet. This study included close to a quarter of a million people!

Sleep is so important for blood sugar regulation because it’s a time when the body is fasted. The body goes into a healing and regenerative state—which influences insulin sensitivity, nervous system activity, the gut microbiome, and energy metabolism.

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