Drinking Habits That Are Causing Havoc to Your Blood Sugar-min

Drinking Habits That Are Causing Havoc to Your Blood Sugar


Drinking less than 8 Glasses of Water Daily

Dehydration can cause havoc on your blood sugar. Normally, water helps in regulating blood sugar. This means denying yourself sufficient water daily can cause a spike in your blood sugar levels.

Drinking Alcohol While Under Diabetic Medications

Certain diabetic medications interact with alcohol, resulting in low blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, drinking alcohol in moderation can also spike your blood sugar levels, while taking multiple drinks can cause a fall in your blood sugar levels.

Skipping Food in Your Drinking Night

Drinking alcohol on an empty belly is never a great idea. Normally, food absorbs alcohol, maintaining healthy blood sugar levels. Walking in that club or pub on an empty stomach means there is nothing to absorb alcohol, increasing the chances of a drop in your blood sugar levels.

Ieva Kubiliute is a psychologist and a sex and relationships advisor and a freelance writer. She's also a consultant to several health and wellness brands. While Ieva specialises in covering wellness topics ranging from fitness and nutrition, to mental wellbeing, sex and relationships and health conditions, she has written across a diverse range of lifestyle topics, including beauty and travel. Career highlights so far include: luxury spa-hopping in Spain and joining an £18k-a-year London gym. Someone’s got to do it! When she’s not typing away at her desk—or interviewing experts and case studies, Ieva winds down with yoga, a good movie and great skincare (affordable of course, there’s little she doesn’t know about budget beauty). Things that bring her endless joy: digital detoxes, oat milk lattes and long country walks (and sometimes jogs).

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