Once you know your acceptable range, keep close track of your normal glucose sugar level by testing after meals two to four times a day. A chart that just keeps track of your levels will go far in helping you monitor your control. Whenever your blood sugar levels are outside their range or different from the usual, refer to your supplemental diary.
An A1C (sometimes refered to as Hemoglobin A1c) test measures the amount of glucose that sticks to your red blood cells. Your blood sugar chart and your A1C test will give your doctor a complete picture of how your blood sugar management is going. Once repeated A1C tests show that your blood sugar levels are acceptable and stable, you won’t have to go for A1C tests as often.
A chart can be your best and most useful tool in the fight against the ravages of diabetes.
I have read before about hypoglycemia but now I did some research I think it can really be the cause of SA. Adrenaline is a hormone that converts glycogen (stored glucose (sugar)) back into glucose in order to feed the brain. Now the brain sends a message (hormone) to the adrenal gland to pour adrenaline into the system to raise blood sugar level quickly.
It is excess adrenaline that is responsible for the sudden anxiety attacks coming from within the body.
Thus if you have an anxiety attack and you happen to be in a lift, then the lift may become a trigger for anxiety at a subsequent event. Interesting, yes, but I thought the same thing when I was trying to find out what the f was the matter with me.
They definitely sound very similar on paper, and I imagine it's not too difficult for somebody to confuse low blood sugar with a panic attack, but the experiences are very distinguishable if you've dealt with them before. But the insulin production can get stresst and pruduce to much, couse of the extreme amount off sugar it has to handle.
I have woke up this morning with headache, I think because my blood sugar is low, I'm still eating only healthy stuff. Understanding this relationship is of outmost important if you have any chance of ever recovering from adrenal fatigue.
So our goal is to teach you the about the relationship between unstable blood sugar levels and adrenal fatigue, because when understood, you will be eliminating one of the major causes of adrenal burnout. Many of you reading this probably already realize that you have a blood sugar problem, so convincing you is not a problem. You may be thinking “I don’t have a blood sugar problem” or, “blood sugar problems are only for those that are overweight”, or “blood sugar problems are for only those that are diabetic”. The blood sugar problem in this case revolves around the concept of “unstable” blood sugar levels (also known as “dysglycemia”) not necessarily “high” blood sugar levels. Secondly, like myself, some of you gals and guys reading this program eat healthy, exercise consistently, and may even be at an ideal body weight. I know this because you are reading this blog post, and if you’re here, then you probably suffer with some serious fatigue issues, motivation issues, or energy issues.
When you think of unstable blood sugars and adrenal fatigue, the two are usually not thought of together. That’s because, the typical hormone people think of with unstable blood sugar levels is insulin. Unstable blood sugar levels and adrenal fatigue, from the 2011 national diabetes fact sheet, and released Jan. Meaning, one in three have a problem here in the United States with too much sugar in the blood stream. So with those statistics alone, chances are good that you in fact, have elevated blood sugar levels. But even with your chances being 1 in 3 that you suffer with elevated blood sugar levels, the possibility exists that you STILL may not think you have dysglycemia.
Even more likely, your unstable blood sugars involve the roller coaster ride of low blood sugar levels to high blood sugar levels. Whatever the case may be, high blood sugars, low blood sugars, reactive hypoglycemia, the roller coaster ride of high and low, dysglycemia, it doesn’t matter.
Also realize that the major hormone that our stress glands make when faced with stress, that goes haywire is Cortisol. When your cortisol hormone is faulty, your ability to regulate blood sugar levels is faulty, leading the way for dysglycemia and adrenal fatigue. Going back to our statistics, if 1 in 3 have a problem with elevated blood sugars, how many more people do you think suffer with unsteady blood sugar levels, whether low blood sugar levels or a combination of both? That is, everybody knows about insulin and diabetes, but no one talks about cortisol and adrenal burnout (I would like to see the statistics of the number of suffers of dysglycemia and adrenal fatigue). That is, to break down stored sugars, proteins, and fats thereby increasing blood sugar levels (aka. Interviewing for a new job, an argument with a spouse, in-laws, parents, children, finances, a mortgage payment.
You don’t perceive the increased heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, or muscle contractions.
When you have volatile blood sugar swings, chronically low blood sugars levels are just as dangerous as chronically high levels.
Every time your blood sugar levels spike and drop, the adrenal gland releases cortisol to try and stabilize it.


When you let longer then 3-4 hours go by without eating, your adrenal glands consider this a stressor, as our cells are no longer receiving it’s vital energy source to perform their basic cellular functions.
This excessive release of cortisol to stabilize blood sugars levels combined with the excessive release of cortisol to handle all of your other stressors (that you encounter day to day) are enough to bankrupt your adrenals.
So what are, the most common unhealthy eating habits leading to unstable blood sugar levels? For many of you, unhealthy eating habits may entail missing the morning meal, or not eating before 10am.
In my case, I make an awesome, nutritious family smoothie using our vitamix (which I highly recommend), every weekday morning.
Rather, my unhealthy eating habit was the fact that after such a nutritious breakfast, I wasn’t eating again until 12ish, which was a long enough time interval for my blood sugar levels to plummet.
This amount of time was enough to stress my adrenal glands and release cortisol, because my body interpreted the dip in my blood sugar levels as a “stressful” event. Because my sympathetics weren’t as overt as being held at gunpoint, I wasn’t aware of the toll on the adrenal gland. Worse, I was making this mistake several days of the week, several weeks a month, several months a year.
So, if you are someone that eats an early breakfast and then eats again passed 11:30am , you too have a blood sugar stability problem (anything more then 3-4 hours).
Worse, if you are missing a breakfast altogether, from the time you last ate the night before to the time you eat the first meal the next day, is an absolute eternity for your tormented adrenal glands. Another unhealthy eating habit I had was not having an afternoon snack after my lunchtime meal consistently enough. Missing a meal here or not snacking there, or having longer then 3-4 hours go by between when last eating, ROYALLY messes up your blood sugar levels. As I said earlier, a couple of days here or there, leads to weeks, and months over the long haul. Which reminds me, If you are one of those that craves something sweet immediately after a meal, a major characteristic of reactive hypoglycemia, you have a dysglycemia problem. In and of itself, these blood sugar problems alone may never ever cause you to burn out your adrenal glands.
You may not be missing a snack everyday, or waiting longer then 2 hours between meals everyday. It’s the combination of one or all of the above unhealthy eating habits, combined with all the repeatedly daily stressors that will put you over the edge. So if you have ANY of the above eating habits, then unsteady blood sugar levels need to be addressed. So the question becomes, “how do you know how your blood sugar levels are behaving on a day to day basis”? If you have suffered with unstable blood sugar levels and adrenal fatigue, and aren’t not getting the results you had hoped for, something is missing, or are simply still suffering, click here to learn more how to work 1-on-1 with me.
Will you post this on Facebook on the adrenal fatigue page so as we can follow this as I’m very interested having been diagnosed today with hypoglycemia? Blood sugar is a simple sugar (glucose) that is broken down through digestion from the foods we eat and travels through our blood stream to our cells to provide energy to our bodies.
The more thoroughly and precisely you use your blood sugar log, the better you’ll be able to manage your diabetes. Then in the notes section of your blood sugar chart, write down any unusual activity that might have affected the strange levels. This glucose count gives physicians a good idea of your average blood sugar levels during the life of the red blood cells. Your careful notation of your lifestyle habits in your blood sugar log will help the doctor recommend certain non-invasive lifestyle changes. Stable diabetics may only have to have their levels tested once or twice per year to make sure that they are still on track.
But only if you use it correctly to thoroughly record and investigate the nature of your blood sugar levels.
Even when I have eaten healthy I just want something sweet otherwise I feel really restless end not satisfyd . When your body is suddenly deprived of glucose, causing brain starvation, adrenaline kicks in to bring these levels up again as soon as possible.
Thus anxiety is a fear response without an external object of fear also known as ?floating anxiety?.
This Reverse conditioning or the pairing of an external stimulus with a fear response may be seen as the mechanism by which a person develops a phobia.
It is very hard, At the moment I eat no sugar, no fast carbohydrates(like potatoes, bread). A lot of sugar (especially simple sugars) is not by any means healthy and I'm sure it plays some role in mental health issues. Anxiety can be exhausting but excessive daytime sleepiness is often indicative of a sleep disorder. I’m also pretty sure that cortisol is NOT the typical hormone you think of either when it comes to unstable blood sugar levels. Probably because the FDA and the pharmaceutical industry profit largely on the billion dollar diabetic industry, and the fact that no drugs exists to fix adrenal insufficiency. Everyone would probably agree how that would feel physiologically (hopefully this never happens to your). Nonetheless, the need for balancing the roller-coaster highs and low of your daily blood sugar levels, is equally as stressful internally.


You see, as in my case, as a licensed health care physician, I am very well aware of healthy eating habits. Besides, abandoning these basics are not the major reason for my own dysglycemia. For me, my irregular eating habits weren’t intentional.
I unknowingly waited too long to eat, mainly because of how many hours I work, getting sidetracked and such.
Four to five hours after my nutritious breakfast to eat my next meal is a millennium to the adrenals.
Sure I would do it every now and then, but more often then not, I would come home after seeing patients around 7:30pm, eat dinner around 8pm, realizing I hadn’t had something to eat since 1pm. To stress my adrenal glands to release cortisol in order to pump some sugar into my blood stream so they could be utilized for energy by my cells. I would eat it very close to bed time, which dysregulated my blood sugar levels too close to bed time, in turn messing up my sleeping ability. Unfortunately, the number of typographical errors is distracting, confusing, & lessens your credibility. In my haste to get my website finished and blogs published I didn’t dedicate enough time editing. It explains why I’ve felt so tired, dizzy, headaches, bad joint pain , plus numerous other symptoms.
I myself do perform kinesiological testing, as part of my modalities, so I am aware of how works. Use these tips to make sure your making your blood sugar monitoring work optimally for you. After an examination and blood test, your doctor will give you a more narrow range that you can manage. When used correctly, it will inform you about how your daily activities affect your blood sugar levels from hour to hour. Since blood cells have a lifespan of roughly 3 to 4 months, newly diagnosed diabetics should have an A1C test once every three months. These changes in conjunction with continued monitoring will help you better manage your blood sugar and prevent the diabetes related diseases that often result from unstable levels. This reduction in testing is one of the best signs that your chart is working optimally to prolong your life and increase its quality. Commit to your blood sugar chart and your health and you’ll live a longer, healthier life. This often happens to people who suffer from unstable blood sugar levels, called hypoglycemia. With insulin resistance blood sugar level rises with the result more insulin is pumped into the system. Very often the mind invents an object by a process that psychologists call 'reverse conditioning?, whereby any random object in the environment is paired to a powerful emotional response.
However I can't take this hook, line, and sinker because I've never ever had a panic attack out of the blue, so there's no way the cycle of panic attacks I've had originated just because adrenaline surged my brain for no reason.
That means your blood sugar will always get a huge boost from sugar, but right after a huge drop.
Sure, my blood sugar levels would drop down from time to time, but I didn’t realize that I suffered with a blood sugar problem per se. The problem with this mentality is the roller coast ride your blood sugar levels are going through on daily basis.
In some cases, depending on what you are eating, and how bad your adrenal glands are at stabilizing your blood sugar levels, eating longer then 2 hours may even be too long. I’ve been advised to eat my 3 meals a day plus snacks mid morning, afternoon and have supper, alsoto take a handful of nuts to bed with me if I wake in the night to eat as she said if I wake it means my blood sugar as plummeted to low, to eat only berries as other fruits are too high in sugar, to cut all sugar from my diet and eat protein for snacks, and have proteins and carbs at meal times. Write this range in your log so you’ll always know where your blood sugar should lie. Test at the same time each day whenever possible and record the results in your blood sugar chart immediately so you don’t forget.
With so much insulin we now have a crash in blood sugar levels to low levels, that the brain interprets as brain starvation. This can also be demonstrated if we inject a rat with adrenaline and it will develop a fear at any innocuous object in its cage. I thought it was low blood sugar at one point, but now I know that anxiety just physically exhausts me. Is there anything else you could recommend and can you actually fully recover from hypoglycemia?
For instance, I will suggest pregnenolone sublingual drops or DHEA drops for 30 days, and retest. AS well, if other factors like chronic infections, parasites, food sensitives, heavy metals are stressing your adrenals, they will not do a great job of balancing blood sugars either. So some other mechanisms to consider as well, besides just a diet, nutritional, and lifestyle approach.



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