Getting blood glucose levels right can prove to be difficult at times. Just when you think you’ve factored everything i, a high or low blood glucose level can arrive out of nowhere and really throw your confidence.

These things happen to everyone with diabetes.

Factoring in food, activity and medication

You’ll no doubt be aware that food, activity and the medication you take play a significant role in your blood sugar levels but there can be a number of other variables at work at the same time.

What can affect my blood sugar levels?

Get an idea of the things that can lead to surprising sugar levels using the list below.

Physical activity

Exercise or just increasing exertion can lead to altering blood glucose levels:

Food, drink and illness

Food, alcohol, tiredness and stress can all impact blood glucose levels.

Many people are surprised to know that protein can affect blood sugar levels, too.

Where do you inject?

Where you inject can affect how quickly insulin is absorbed:

Medication and conditions

Taking different medications and certain health conditions can affect blood glucose levels:

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