Why your blood glucose levels don’t always look the same
You may have noticed that your blood glucose levels never increase the same way. What’s the story behind it?
As a general statement, one should avoid sharp increases.
Unless you have to run from a tiger or catch a train because there won’t be a train until tomorrow morning.
Then it would be best if you had your energy fast. In these cases, sharp cases are a good thing.
In all other moments, when you’re not running from a tiger, you should stay as low as possible and have a smooth, steady curve with no sharp edges or spikes.
Your Food Matters
Depending on what you eat, your blood sugar will go up higher and faster. For example, sugary drinks will make your blood glucose rise sharply, whereas foods that contain fiber, fat, and protein (like an avo toast) will more likely result in a more stable blood glucose curve.
To clarify, at Hello Inside, we refer to a sharp rise (spike) when your blood sugar rises above 140mg/dl AND 60mg/dl within 60 minutes.
So if you eat something, and let’s say you start at 95mg/dl and after 60 minutes your blood peaks at 127mg/dl, that’s nothing to worry about. It’s an increase, but not a sharp increase.
Ideally, your blood sugar shouldn’t rise higher than 30 mg/dl after a perfect meal.
But we know that’s just how life is, and some meals can cause blood sugar to rise more than 30 mg/dl.
You’re here to learn more about your body and improve your meals. Looking at your data can help you get closer to ideal scenarios, so you can stay within this 30mg/dl range. Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and the Hello Inside app help you see how foods affect your blood sugar and metabolism in real-time.
Over time, you can spot trends and use them to make impactful changes to your diet and lifestyle. We help you figure out what healthy eating means to you, so you can eat mindfully and stop following a one-size-fits-all regimen.