I have been monitoring my blood sugar ever since I was diagnosed as Pre-Diabetic. I do this at least twice a day. First thing in the morning, and two hours after at least one meal. I have made changes in my diet, tried to increase my exercise, lost weight–basically all the things my doctor told me to do. My fasting blood sugars have shown a definite decrease. So I was surprised when they started being up over 100 again.
I was doing all the same things but all suddenly those numbers were going up 10-15 points higher than they had been. The only difference was that I had come down with one of those lovely spring colds. Not even a bad one. Just a mild case of congestion. My numbers stayed up until about a week after it was gone.
Just as they were beginning to show signs of coming back down, I went on vacation. A lovely family trip to the beach. Now I am of Scotch-Irish descent and have the skin tone to go with it. So when I go to the beach, I am covered in sunscreen and spend much of my time under an umbrella. But the first time I go out, I will still get a little pink. Not much–just a little. But the first thing I noticed was that my fasting numbers went up again! I have since found out that any time your body is stressed it reacts with a release of hormones that can cause an increase in blood sugar levels. For someone with normal blood glucose that is a problem your body deals with easily. For those of us with elevated levels, it can be a little more tricky. But, as I have found out, they do come back down when your body has healed itself . So, take care of yourself and when these things happen, just continue doing the things you know work for you and don’t stress over those numbers.