What can cause your blood glucose level to fluctuate?



If you are living with Diabetes for quite some time now or recently diagnosed with the chronic disease, then you might already know that how your blood sugar level fluctuates from time to time. That is why it is also important that you monitor your blood sugar level regularly and control it.

The key to managing your blood sugar level is, to know what can cause sudden fluctuation in your sugar level. Below is a few causes for your blood sugar level to fluctuate:


Blood glucose level can fluctuate when you exercise. Stay on top of your blood glucose levels by monitoring them before and after your workout.


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Hormonal Fluctuations

Different type of hormonal fluctuations can also affect blood glucose Levels. So one might experience blood sugar fluctuations during illness, injury, stress, anxiety, puberty, period and menopause

Artificial Sweetener

Different types of artificial sweetener used in our foods or drinks can also cause blood sugar level to fluctuate.


When your body gets low on water, the sugar in your circulation becomes more concentrated. As a result, you have to urinate more and become more dehydrated, which can lead to hyperglycemia. So drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated and healthy.


Some medications can also fluctuate your blood sugar level also like: Steroids, Birth Control Pills, Antidepressant and some diuretics.

Not Sleeping Enough

Insufficient sleeping forms a chronic stress on your body and whenever your body or mind experience stress your blood sugar level will rise.


Some less significant causes of blood sugar fluctuations are:

  • Extreme weather change
  • Long travels that disrupt your daily routine
  • Too much caffeine

Try to avoid the above-mentioned situations if possible to keep your blood sugar levels in check.

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