Does fasting increase or decrease my blood sugar levels?
On 02 April 2022 by Droobi
When your body no longer has a steady supply of glucose from food, this will make your insulin levels drop, which will make your body start to break down your body’s glycogen, which is stored sugar in your liver and muscles. This sugar will boost your blood sugar levels back up. But once your body uses up your glycogen stores, then your blood sugar levels will start to drop.
This is why your eating pattern, timings and type of food matters in Ramadan. Eating right before sunrise (suhoor) is a key part of keeping your blood sugar levels steady for the rest of the day. If you skip suhoor this can lead to a depletion of glycogen stores and results in higher blood sugar levels earlier in the day and low blood sugar levels later in the day.
TIP: To help recognize hypoglycemic and hyperglycemic events, we recommend continuous glucose monitoring during Ramadan with Droobi application. You can link your glucometer and track your readings easily. Your health coach can provide with you real-time advise about your readings.
So how do you know if you are experiencing hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) or hyperglycemia (high blood sugar)? The best way to know for sure is by testing your blood sugar levels with a glucometer, but your body might display symptoms you should pay attention to: