A sudden blurred vision, headache, fatigue, increased thirst—all these are tell-tale signs of a blood sugar spike, that feeling you get when your blood sugar rises and then falls sharply after you eat.
You can experience spikes in your blood sugar even without diabetes. In fact, nearly 1 in 4 people who test ‘normal’ on blood sugar level tests can have ‘severe’ spikes after eating, which could classify them as diabetics.
This means, then, that blood sugar spikes can happen to anyone, which, makes knowing as much as you can about it important.
Let us help you get started at Focus: Meds Pharmacy and Wellness, your trusted retail pharmacy in Charleston, South Carolina, with a briefer on what makes it spike in the first place.
Generally, spikes in blood sugar happen when glucose builds up in the bloodstream.
For those with diabetes, this happens because of the pancreas’ inability to make enough insulin to unlock cells, barring glucose from entering them and giving them the energy they need. With glucose having nowhere to go, it will keep on floating in the bloodstream, being more concentrated and, in time, damaging organs, blood vessels, and nerves.
For those with otherwise normal blood sugar levels, no cause has been established but there have been risk factors that have been identified including certain foods, pre-diabetes, and a dysfunction in glucose absorption, among others.
Unfortunately, there is no cure or treatment for blood sugar spikes. But you can do preventive measures such as monitoring your blood glucose actively. We suggest purchasing a blood glucose monitoring kit from our pharmacy to check your levels regularly.
Unsure about the specifics? Our pharmacists at our independent pharmacy in South Carolina will be more than glad to accommodate you.