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Blood Sugar Symptoms: fatigue/crashing with meals, shaking, sleep trouble, brain fog


The Connection Between Fiber and Blood Sugar

Blood sugar is an extremely important component of the body. Your blood sugar must be regulated to an extremely specific level.

Problems with blood sugar dysregulation can take several forms. Too much or too little blood sugar or spikes in blood sugar levels can cause a range of health problems. Most of these problems are related to inflammation and can be treated or prevented altogether.

Typical symptoms of blood sugar dysregulation include:

- Fatigue

- Insomnia

- Mood swings

- Anxiety

- Depression

- Hair thinning

- Infertility and/or hormone imbalances

- Impaired metabolism for weight loss or gain

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Glucose Responses

The key factor to what is considered a “normal” glucose response is no fatigue or change in energy after meals. When you eat food, the only noticeable difference is the lack of hunger pangs. Abnormal responses to glucose include hypoglycemia and insulin resistance (hyperglycemia).

A hypoglycemic response includes symptoms such as:

- Difficulty staying asleep

- Difficulty waking up

- No appetite in the morning

- Energy boost after meals

- Energy crash around 3-5 pm accompanied by cravings for sugar, salt, or caffeine

- Irritability, shakiness, and/or anxiety between meals

- Mental fatigue and mood swings

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An insulin-resistant response includes symptoms such as:

- Not feeling rested in the morning

- Wake up craving sugar

- Craving sugar throughout the day

- Fatigue after meals

- Crashing energy levels after lunch

- Needing stimulants (such as caffeine) after meals

- Difficulty falling asleep

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Glucose Patterns