Blood Sugar Spikes, Reactive Hypoglycemia, and How to Avoid Them: An Interview With Dr. Penny Figure
A conversation with Penny Figtree MD about her personal experiences with blood sugar spikes and reactive hypoglycemia.
Blood sugar levels rise after a meal rich in carbohydrates. However, not all carbs are created equal when it comes to the blood sugar response they trigger. These differences are captured in the glycemic index and the glycemic load, two measures that can help us avoid excessive blood sugar spikes after a meal. This blog post discusses what the glycemic index and the glycemic load are, how they are determined, and reviews the glycemic index and glycemic load values of many common foods.
More than 1 billion people are affected by diabetes mellitus worldwide, and that number is estimated to increase by another 50% in the next few decades. In this blog post, we are discussing how our bodies regulate blood sugar levels, what goes wrong in this process when we develop diabetes, and how diabetes is clinically diagnosed.