What causes rapid rise in blood sugar?
Simple answer: eating or drinking Longer answer: All food (carbohydrates, fats, proteins) eventually metabolizes into glucose in the digestive system which is measured by blood sugar readings. The more quickly a food metabolizes the more rapid and unstable the rise in blood sugar. Example: Simple sugars, (table sugar, candy, frosting, sweetened fruit fillings, icecream, sodas,etc) white flour (bread, cake, pancakes,) metabolize into glucose most quickly and pass out of the system most quickly if the body is producing any insulin or insulin suplementation is used. This prodces rapid rise in blood sugar and often quick hard drops in blood sugar levels afterwards. :Complex carbs like whole grains, green vegies, many fruits, and lean proteins metabolize more slowly and steadily leading to slower rises in sugar levels and also slower lowering of blood sugar levels. Odd fact: Diet drinks can also raise blood sugar mand cause sugar crashes just as much or more than sugar or frutose sweetened