Step 1: Caffeine
Due to the effect of caffeine, blood sugar will rise after drinking coffee, even black coffee with zero calories-thanks to caffeine. Similarly, black tea, green tea and energy drinks can also affect blood sugar control in diabetics.
However, there is no definite conclusion on the effect of long-term drinking caffeinated drinks on blood sugar. Patients can drink according to their own habits, but it is not recommended to add large amounts of milk and sugar when drinking.
2. Sugar-free foods
Many foods marked [sugar-free] also raise blood sugar. Why? Because these foods may contain starch, they can still provide sufficient carbohydrates. In addition, sugar alcohols, such as sorbitol and xylitol, should also be paid attention to.
Step 3: A bad cold
When the body resists diseases such as colds, blood sugar may also rise. Please note that certain drugs, such as antibiotics and decongestants used to relieve nasal congestion, may also temporarily affect blood sugar.
Step 4 Work Stress
When the body is under pressure, it releases various hormones, which leads to an increase in blood sugar. This is more common in type 2 diabetes than type 1 diabetes. Learn to relax, take deep breaths and exercise.
Step 5: Sports drinks
Sports drinks are designed to replenish body fluids quickly, but the sugar contained in them is harmful. For less intense exercise, drink plain boiled water.
6. Preserved fruit
Fruit is a healthy choice, but it should be noted that preserved fruits concentrate more carbohydrates in a smaller shape. A little inattention may lead to excessive sugar intake.
Glucocorticoids used to treat rash, arthritis and asthma, such as prednisone, if used in large doses for a long time, will not only lead to an increase in blood sugar, but may even lead to diabetes in some people.
Therefore, diabetic patients must carefully communicate with doctors when taking drugs together.
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