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How to Manage Blood Glucose Levels in the Morning for The Non-Diabetic

May 31, 2021
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There are a lot of articles online that explain why high morning glucose levels occur and what to do about them if you are diabetic or insulin-dependent. But if you are non-diabetic, you might be wondering: how relevant are those recommendations for me?

For example, many in the diabetic/insulin-dependent community are (rightfully) excited if their levels get below 120 mg/dL upon waking. Mainstream recommendations are slightly more conservative and suggest a morning glucose level below 100 is normal.

But studies have shown that levels above 90 mg/dL are correlated with adverse outcomes in otherwise healthy, non-diabetic populations. Research papers have consistently shown that morning glucose levels even between 95-99 mg/dL are predictive of increased cardiovascular death, increased incidence of diabetes, and elevated cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk.

This is why we recommend our non-diabetic customers to target a morning glucose level between 70-90 mg/dL.

If your morning blood glucose level is higher than you would like, then there are several strategies to lower it. But first, let’s look at why it is high in the first place. After all, as the cartoon G.I. Joe used to always say, “Knowing is half the battle.

Why is my blood glucose high in the morning?

By analogy, if the temperature gauge in your car indicated the engine was running too hot, how concerned should you be? It would depend on why the engine was too hot, wouldn’t it? If you simply forgot to get an oil change, then the fix might be quite simple. Conversely, if the problem is stemming from a glitch in one of the onboard computers and is affecting multiple systems, then you need to get to a mechanic ASAP.

Similarly, there are several known reasons for your metabolic engine to “run too hot”. Here are some of the more common ones:

What you ate the night before

There is research suggesting that a high fat, high calorie meal can cause increased liver glucose production and temporary elevated fasting glucose levels. The increase in free fatty acids from that meal can impair insulin sensitivity and increase glucose production. This effect is especially pronounced if you combine high fat + high carbohydrate + high calorie, which is a common formula found in foods such as pizza, ice cream, fried food, etc.

In fact, the high-fat + high-carb + high-calorie phenomenon is something we consistently see in the CGM data from our users. Our Director of Nutrition, Kara Collier, made this observation while on the Fundamental Health podcast:

“A refined carbohydrate plus a refined oil, this is every snack food that has ever existed…and this food, when you have the combination of refined carbohydrate and refined oil, it creates a huge area under the curve. The fat slows down digestion, but you still have the refined carbohydrate in your system so your body is processing it for a long time…[T]hese sort of meals lead to a massive area under the curve because your body is processing this huge load of carbohydrates/glucose and it’s stressful on the cell and the mitochondria.” 

When Kara refers to the “area under the curve”, she is referring to the amount of time that your body is in a state of high blood glucose.

When you consume a meal that is high in the “Trifecta” (high-fat + high-carb + high calorie) late at night, your glucose readings will be elevated into the morning. Instead of quickly clearing the glucose, your body spends hours and hours in a high-glucose state, which sets you up for high readings in the morning.

When you ate the night before

In addition to what you eat, you also need to consider when you eat.

Eating late into the night can cause your morning glucose values to be high. Your cells are not as sensitive to insulin later at night, which can cause a higher and more prolonged glucose response to meals eaten late. 

A 2017 study showed that shifting one’s eating window from 8am-7pm to 12pm-11pm decreased fat oxidation and increased glucose oxidation. In other words, participants were burning less body fat and relying more on glucose for fuel. Since glucose stores are limited in the body, this meant their bodies had to produce more glucose to manage blood levels. Not good!

Conversely, another study in 2019 showed that compressing the eating window to the first half of the day significantly improved glucose response and had beneficial effects on fat metabolism and circadian rhythm. The participants ate the same amount of calories, but by simply shifting when they ate them, they were able to positively influence a number of biomarkers.

High stress levels

The phrase “don’t be so stressed” can feel like a bit of a cliché. But like most clichés, it contains a significant kernel of truth. 

The underlying physiological response to stress goes back over 500 million years. The stress response appears to have evolved because it provided a survival advantage in situations that were life-or-death. If your body needs energy right now to escape a threat, then relying on your digestive system is insufficient. You need a system that will liberate energy stores immediately.

Fortunately, that is exactly what your body’s stress response does. When your body senses a stressful situation, it causes a release of hormones like cortisol and adrenaline that tell the body: “Produce energy NOW.” Part of this signal stimulates the liver to create and release new glucose into the bloodstream so that energy is readily available to fuel muscular activity.

In the context of an ancestral environment, this system works great. The problem, however, is that chronic stress can cause this response to occur at low levels all the time. When that occurs, it can cause your glucose values to rise even if you have not eaten, as happens in the case of sleep. 

If you want to learn more about the role of stress and how to combat it, you can find additional strategies and resources in our article on managing stress and biohacking the cortisol response.

Poor night of sleep

A poor night of sleep (both disrupted sleep and shortened sleep) can cause your body to be in a state of insulin resistance the next day. Insulin resistance means the cells of your body are less sensitive to the signal from insulin. Since insulin is one of the main mechanisms by which your body manages glucose levels, this can lead to higher fasting glucose values and higher glucose responses to meals.

Surprisingly, even a single night of poor sleep can increase insulin resistance the following day. Compound that day-in and day-out, and the stage is set for chronically high glucose levels.

Lack of physical exercise

Exercise is a powerful tool for controlling glucose levels. There are multiple mechanisms by which exercise positively impacts glucose levels, including:

But perhaps the most important aspect of exercise is consistency. Research has found that even a 10-day break in exercise in fit individuals decreased insulin sensitivity.

Metabolic syndrome

Elevated fasting glucose values could be a sign of a temporary problem, like we discussed with a lack of sleep. However, they can also be a sign of a bigger problem, like metabolic syndrome. According to the US Department of Health & Human Services, metabolic syndrome is “the name for a group of risk factors that raises your risk for heart disease and other health problems, such as diabetes and stroke.” 

In addition to fasting blood glucose levels, there are 4 other risk factors involved in metabolic syndrome: triglycerides, HDL, blood pressure, and waist circumference. If your markers are outside the recommended ranges for these risk factors, then you may want to consult with a qualified professional.

Dawn phenomenon

The dawn phenomenon is a natural occurrence that happens in all people. In the early morning hours, certain hormones – such as growth hormone, cortisol, and catecholamines – cause the liver to release extra glucose. This signal acts like your body’s natural “alarm clock” and gives your body access to easily available energy to get moving.

Some people seem more sensitive to this effect and have slightly higher glucose values upon waking, but about 1 hour after waking they are back down to normal, optimal levels. If you don’t already have a CGM (continuous glucose monitor), then try monitoring your glucose levels about 1-2 hours after waking to see if they have naturally lowered on their own.

How to prevent high blood glucose in the morning?

We have explored why your morning glucose level might be high. Now, let’s explore how we can take action to address it. 

Our team has analyzed thousands of users’ CGM data, and there are several strategies that consistently improve morning blood glucose levels. The ones that tend to produce the biggest ROI include:

Prioritize protein and non-starchy vegetables at dinnertime

Remember how we talked about the “Trifecta” of glucose-raising badness: high-fat + high-carb + high-calorie? If we knock out one or more of the “legs” of the Trifecta stool, then we can mitigate its adverse effects. 

Based on our data, we recommend knocking out the “high-carb” leg and the “high-calorie” leg. Focusing your evening meal around full-fat protein and fiber (as tolerated) helps to create a meal that results in stable glucose levels throughout the night and into the morning.

This could look like:

  • Grass-fed steak + asparagus
  • Wild-caught salmon + lemon/mushrooms/tomatoes/avocados
  • Pasture-raised chicken + baked veggies (zucchini, cucumber, broccoli, etc.)
  • Organ stir fry (liver, kidney, heart) + Brussels sprouts/garlic/onions

Of course, individual response to food varies, but this food pattern tends to work very well for most people.

Avoid food at least 3 hours before bed

Food too close to bedtime causes us to metabolize food poorly while we are sleeping, which can lead to higher glucose values the next morning. Eating earlier, however, allows you to take advantage of higher insulin sensitivity and gives adequate time for the parasympathetic nervous system to begin the process of digestion.

The remedy is simple: try to finish eating all food for the day at least 3 hours before you go to bed. Ideally, this would also include beverages that contain non-caloric sweeteners since they appear to have metabolic effects in the body.

Monitor stress levels

When we are in a fasted state, most of the glucose in circulation is coming from the liver. Hormones like cortisol send a direct message to the liver to release more energy (glucose). Since cortisol is preferentially stimulated as part of the stress response, managing stress levels is key to stable morning glucose values.

What counts as “stress” is highly variable from person to person, as are the strategies for mitigating it. Some of the tried-and-true stress management techniques include:

  • Social interaction (preferably face-to-face) with a close friend or loved one
  • Light physical movement (going for a walk, light gardening, playing with your kids)
  • Journaling
  • Prayer or gratitude
  • Meditation & mindfulness
  • Spending time in nature
  • Periods of “device detox” (turn them off!)
  • Periods of social media “detox”
  • Warm bath or sauna before bed

Get adequate quantity and quality of sleep

Your mom was right – sleep is important. 

Sleep is a bit of a Catch-22. Both the quantity and quality of sleep are affected by blood glucose levels, yet blood glucose levels are also modulated by sleep. 

So, where do you start?

You can always begin with the fundamentals of sleep hygiene:

  • Make sleep a priority (as if you are setting an appointment with an important client)
  • Cool, dark, quiet environment
  • Consistent sleep schedule (yes, adults need bedtimes too!)
  • Monitor caffeine intake, particularly within 10-12 hours of sleep
  • Adequate early morning light exposure
  • Restricted light & screen exposure within 2-3 hours of sleep

Additionally, rather than thinking of sleep as an isolated tool, think of it as a synergistic link. Like a chain of people connected together, each link supports the other.

If your sleep consistency and quality are inadequate, sometimes strengthening the other “links” can indirectly improve them. We’ve already discussed some of these links: nutrition, exercise, and stress management.

Keep a consistent exercise routine

The best exercise is the one you do regularly. Don’t let the “perfect” become the enemy of “good enough”. It is far better to consistently walk 15 minutes a day or strength train three times per week than it is to grind out a marathon-like workout once every 3 or 4 months when the motivation strikes.

Find a movement practice that you love doing (or that you can learn to love!) and make it a non-negotiable part of your life. Leverage the insights from behavioral science to design your environment for success. 

What if my blood glucose is low in the morning?

Low glucose in the mornings is much less common for a non-diabetic than high glucose levels. We have many counter-regulatory processes in place to make sure our glucose never goes low, since low glucose can be very dangerous. The body has a wide arsenal of tools at its disposal for managing low glucose states including insulin, glucagon, norepinephrine, growth hormone, cortisol, and more. 

All that being said, if you are experiencing low glucose in the morning here are a few things to consider:

Alcohol intake

It is well known in the diabetic community that alcohol consumption can increase hypoglycemic events. In those who are insulin-dependent, these hypoglycemic events can even be fatal.

Alcohol is technically a toxin in the human body, and the organ responsible for alcohol detoxification is the liver. Unfortunately, the detoxification process impairs the liver’s ability to release glucose into the bloodstream. As a result, you can end up with low glucose levels in the blood.

Try changing your exercise timing

Your body only has two major storage pools for glucose: the muscles and the liver. Late evening exercise – particularly if it is long in duration or high-intensity – can significantly deplete those stores. Combined with inadequate re-fueling, some people can experience hypoglycemia the following morning.

History of bariatric surgery or altered digestive tract 

Interestingly, research indicates that operations like Roux-en-Y gastric bypass can potentially cause hypoglycemia while fasted. 

Adrenal insufficiency 

While rare, the 2008 Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline notes that hypoglycemia can be a result of adrenal insufficiency in a subset of patients. 

Eating disorders or malnutrition

Malnutrition, particularly in the setting of high body fat and muscle depletion, can also cause hypoglycemia due to limited substrates for gluconeogenesis and glycogenolysis.


How to prevent low blood glucose in the morning?

Monitor your alcohol intake

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, drinking is considered “to be in the moderate or low-risk range for women at no more than 3 drinks in any one day and no more than 7 drinks per week. For men, it is no more than 4 drinks a day and no more than 14 drinks per week.

If you still find your glucose levels are low, try cutting the NIAAA’s recommendation in half (3-4 drinks per week for women and 7 drinks per week for men).

Switch up your exercise timing

As previously discussed, exercise done too close to bed can result in hypoglycemia. If you tend to exercise in the evening, try exercising in the morning or at lunch and see if it makes a difference in your morning glucose level.

If you are particularly stretched for time, you can also try splitting up your exercise into two smaller time-blocks. This has the added advantage of giving your body more time to recover.

Make sure you’re getting adequate nutrition throughout the day

If you are restricting calories to lose weight, your body may not be getting enough of the basic building blocks it needs to properly manage glucose levels. The same thing can happen in those who are very physically active and consuming energy-dense, but nutrient-poor, diets.

While it is beyond the scope of this article, there is a dynamic interplay between the various metabolic pathways of the body: fat metabolism, ketone metabolism, glucose metabolism, protein metabolism, and more. Your glucose needs can significantly vary depending on which of these metabolic pathways are dominant. 

The liver holds approximately 100g of glucose in the form of glycogen. It takes about 24 hours for it to be depleted while fasting or ~90 minutes of moderate-high intensity. Glucose can be synthesized from several substrates (fatty acids, lactate, amino acids, etc.), but generally speaking, it is easiest to simply consume the glucose you need. 

Therefore, a relatively sedentary person may do well with 50-100g of carbohydrates per day, whereas an athlete or a person with a physically demanding job may do best with 2-4 times that value. The best way to determine your needs, of course, is through accurate monitoring of your glucose levels.

How a continuous glucose monitor can help control morning levels

Troubleshooting morning glucose levels can be tricky. As we have discussed, there are a lot of factors that influence overall glucose status in the body. Exercise, stress, circadian rhythm, macronutrient composition, nutrient timing, and more are continually affecting glucose management in your body.

If your morning glucose levels are higher (or lower) than you would like, always start with the four fundamentals:

  1. Sleep
  2. Nutrition
  3. Exercise
  4. Stress management

Of course, it can be difficult to tease out which specific factor is causing your issue, which is why it is crucial to track the data. 

The gold standard for tracking glucose levels is with a continuous glucose monitor (CGM). When you use a CGM, you can see your glucose values in real time, 24/7. You don’t have to wait for an annual blood test to determine whether the changes you made are working. Instead, you can troubleshoot solutions by trying different things out and seeing how they improve the numbers every single day.

Finding a signal through the noise of online “health advice” is difficult. But with NutriSense’s Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) program, you don’t have to guess what works for you. You have continual access to your data plus the support of a world-class team that has analyzed thousands of non-diabetic CGM users’ data. We’ve done the hard work so you don’t have to.

Click here to learn how a NutriSense CGM works and see how it can help unlock your health potential today.


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Macro and micronutrients impact everything weight loss to blood sugar levels. Read on to learn more about these nutrients and why you need them.

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Nightshade Vegetables: Good or Bad? Breaking the Nightshade Myth
Nightshade Vegetables: Good or Bad? Breaking the Nightshade Myth

Are nightshade vegetables good, bad, or something in between? Read on to learn more about their health benefits, risks, and what a NutriSense dietitian thinks of them.

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8 Obstacles to Losing Weight and How to Push Through Them
8 Obstacles to Losing Weight and How to Push Through Them

Losing weight can sometimes be challenging, but it doesn't have to be! Here are eight common challenges to losing weight and a few ways to overcome them.

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Metabolic Health Using NutriSense W/ Jillian Ceasrine
Metabolic Health Using NutriSense W/ Jillian Ceasrine

On this episode, Jillian Ceasrine, a registered dietitian nutritionist at NutriSense specializing in glucose, metabolism and weight loss, talks metabolic health and CGMs.

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Can Music Therapy Help You Optimize Your Health?
Can Music Therapy Help You Optimize Your Health?

Music therapy services are gaining popularity, and research suggests they can help improve overall wellness. Take a look at what they are and how they may be able to benefit you.

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How Often You Should Eat If You Have Diabetes
How Often You Should Eat If You Have Diabetes

People with diabetes need to be extra careful about meal frequency and the food that they're consuming. Read on to see what the most ideal meal spacing is.

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15 Best Weight Loss Tips for Women from a Dietitian
15 Best Weight Loss Tips for Women from a Dietitian

Struggling to lose weight? Here are 15 simple yet effective tips to lose weight brought to you by a dietitian.

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Modifying Your Diet May Help You Manage Spring Allergies
Modifying Your Diet May Help You Manage Spring Allergies

Before you resign yourself to a season of sniffles and sneezes, consider modifying your diet to manage your allergic responses during spring. Read on to learn more.

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Best Breakfast Foods To Control Blood Sugar (+Recipes)
Best Breakfast Foods To Control Blood Sugar (+Recipes)

Here are eight breakfast options we love that can help you control and regulate your blood sugar levels.

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Breakfast Meats: What's Best for Your Health and Blood Sugar?
Breakfast Meats: What's Best for Your Health and Blood Sugar?

If you like your breakfast meats, here’s some good news for you—some can be a great source of protein. Find out more about how some popular breakfast meats fare on the health scale.

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Why Continuous Glucose Monitoring is Effective for Athletes
Why Continuous Glucose Monitoring is Effective for Athletes

Review the reasons that continuous glucose monitoring continues to grow in popularity amongst the world’s top athletes.

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Kara Collier Talks Continuous Glucose Monitors, Average Blood Sugar Levels and More
Kara Collier Talks Continuous Glucose Monitors, Average Blood Sugar Levels and More

On episode #130 of the Melanie Avalon Biohacking Podcast, Kara Collier, co-founder of NutriSense, talks continuous glucose monitors, average blood sugar levels, interpreting glucose spikes, food combination experimentation, cold therapy, and much more.

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How a Continuous Glucose Monitor Could Help Menopause Weight Loss
How a Continuous Glucose Monitor Could Help Menopause Weight Loss

Catherine is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with NutriSense. On this episode, she discusses what a continuous glucose monitor is, why it's important for women's health and what the data can show midlife women.

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Breaking Down CGMs, How They Work, and Their Accuracy
Breaking Down CGMs, How They Work, and Their Accuracy

If you want to make the most of your CGM, it's helpful to know how to use it correctly. This involves learning more about what the device is, how to calibrate it if you ever need to, and what precision and accuracy mean in regards to it. Read on to learn more. 

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​​Springtime Sniffles: Causes and Prevention Tips for Your Seasonal Allergies
​​Springtime Sniffles: Causes and Prevention Tips for Your Seasonal Allergies

If you're one of the millions of Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies, you know how important it is to find ways to make yourself feel more comfortable during this time of year. Read more about springtime allergies and what you can do to manage them.

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Preparing for a Healthy Ramadan
Preparing for a Healthy Ramadan

From April 2 to May 2, people worldwide observe Ramadan, a time of fasting and spiritual reflection. Learn more about the traditions, and how to healthily break a fast during this holy month with tips from one of our dietitians.

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Obesogens: What Are They and Do They Affect Blood Glucose and Weight Gain?
Obesogens: What Are They and Do They Affect Blood Glucose and Weight Gain?

Obesogens are in everything, from the products we use and the food we eat, to the air we breathe! Learn more about what these endocrine-disrupting chemicals are and how you can avoid exposure to them.

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Pairing Your Food: Are there Good and Bad Combinations?
Pairing Your Food: Are there Good and Bad Combinations?

Are eggs and beans bad for you? Should you forgo the fruit juice with your cereal at breakfast? The NutriSense Nutrition Team tells you more about how healthy some common food pairings are for you.

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Eating for Endurance
Eating for Endurance

Learn everything you need to know about eating if you are an endurance athlete.

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A Closer Look at Heart Rate Variability
A Closer Look at Heart Rate Variability

Heart rate variability is the variation in time between your heartbeats. Learn more about it, why tracking your trends matters and how it can give you insights into your fitness, stress, diet, and overall health.

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Living with Autoimmune Conditions: Multiple Sclerosis
Living with Autoimmune Conditions: Multiple Sclerosis

Living with an autoimmune condition can be challenging. Continuing our series on these conditions, learn more about detecting, treating, and managing Multiple Sclerosis.

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Reading Nutrition Facts Labels Like a Pro: Dietitian Tips and Tricks
Reading Nutrition Facts Labels Like a Pro: Dietitian Tips and Tricks

When you're looking to buy a specific food product, the nutrition facts label can help you make informed choices about the foods you eat. Our dietitians put some tips together on what to look for on nutrition labels to make the best choices for your health.

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FUELED | Wellness + Nutrition with Molly Kimball
FUELED | Wellness + Nutrition with Molly Kimball

Molly Downey, RDN, LDN, nutrition manager at NutriSense, delves into all things glucose and wellness, and how devices like these can inform us about our health, on this episode of FUELED with Molly Kimball.

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Are Sardines Good for Your Health?
Are Sardines Good for Your Health?

Sardines are small, but they pack a big nutritional punch! Learn more about the health benefits associated with eating them and check out some fun facts about this flavorful, nutrient-dense food.

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9 Essential Ways to Track Your Fitness (That Don’t Involve a Scale)
9 Essential Ways to Track Your Fitness (That Don’t Involve a Scale)

Most fitness tracking metrics involve stepping on the scale, but they don't always have to! Here are nine other ways to track your fitness.

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Foods You Should Avoid Eating If You Have Prediabetes
Foods You Should Avoid Eating If You Have Prediabetes

There are many food items that can worsen the effects of prediabetes. Here are some foods you should avoid or limit your intake of throughout your day.

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How Many Meals Should You Eat in a Day?
How Many Meals Should You Eat in a Day?

What's the perfect time to eat, and how many meals should you eat in a day? Explore how eating at different times and frequencies each day impacts your body and blood glucose.

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NutriSense Dietitians Recommend: Glucose-Friendly Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks
NutriSense Dietitians Recommend: Glucose-Friendly Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks

Looking for a way to add apple cider vinegar into your diet? Start with some of these delicious glucose-friendly ACV drinks, recommended by our Nutrition Team.

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Benefits of Walking After Eating: From Regulating Blood Sugar To Lowering Blood Pressure 
Benefits of Walking After Eating: From Regulating Blood Sugar To Lowering Blood Pressure 

Find out how taking a walk after your next meal can benefit various aspects of your health, including your blood glucose levels.

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I Think, I Can—Using Technology as a Window Into Your Physiology
I Think, I Can—Using Technology as a Window Into Your Physiology

Molly explains how using a continuous glucose monitor is what personalized health care means. If you want to fine-tune your health, tune in to this special episode of I Think, I Can.

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My Day | My Life: Nutritionist Carlee Hayes' Canine Cuddles
My Day | My Life: Nutritionist Carlee Hayes' Canine Cuddles

My Day | My Life explores the lives of people who have, in one way or another, mastered the art of aging. In this episode, meet Carlee Hayes, dietitian and Nutrition Manager at NutriSense.

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Common Workout Injuries and How to Prevent Them
Common Workout Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Worried about getting injured during your next workout? Learn about the most common workout injuries, how they can affect blood glucose levels, and some tips to help you prevent them.

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Eat with NutriSense This St. Patrick's Day
Eat with NutriSense This St. Patrick's Day

Would eating the same meal, at the same time, have the same blood glucose response for three different people? See what our team found out after sampling a delicious corned beef and cabbage dish in preparation for St. Patrick's Day!

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Build Healthy Habits During Lent
Build Healthy Habits During Lent

Do you know what you're giving up for Lent this year? For those who observe it, this can be a good time to give up bad habits, and add healthy ones into your routine! Read on to find out more about how to build healthy habits this season.

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Do You Know How Healthy Your Breakfast Cereal Is?
Do You Know How Healthy Your Breakfast Cereal Is?

Cereal is one of the most popular breakfast foods out there—but how healthy is it, really? Review the nutritional content of some popular breakfast cereals, and learn how to choose a healthy option for your individual needs.

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Obesity: What You Should Know and Some New Research on the Condition
Obesity: What You Should Know and Some New Research on the Condition

Did you know that more than two in five adults have obesity? Find out more about the pressing public health issue, review some new research that is shedding light on the condition, and learn how to diagnose and treat it.

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Tips for a Healthy, Happy Purim
Tips for a Healthy, Happy Purim

Purim, a joyous occasion celebrated around March or April every year, is just around the corner! Read on to learn more about the holiday and the delicious foods that accompany it.

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Vinegar and Blood Sugar: Does It Lower It?
Vinegar and Blood Sugar: Does It Lower It?

Read on to find out what impact, if any, vinegar really has on our body’s ability to balance blood sugar.

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Meal Frequency and Insulin Sensitivity: How Many Times Should You be Eating in a Day?
Meal Frequency and Insulin Sensitivity: How Many Times Should You be Eating in a Day?

If you have insulin sensitivity, is eating two large meals a day or three to five smaller meals better? Find out more about the relationship between meal frequency and insulin sensitivity, and how many times you should be eating in a day.

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Understanding the Causes and Symptoms of Endometriosis
Understanding the Causes and Symptoms of Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a common yet often ignored condition. Learn more about the symptoms to watch out for, how you can seek treatment, and read first-hand accounts from two women who have dealt with endometriosis.

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The Benefits and Risks of Popular Ayurvedic Herbs and Spices
The Benefits and Risks of Popular Ayurvedic Herbs and Spices

Ayurveda is an ancient Indian holistic healing system that dates back over 5,000 years. In the second installment of our series on the practice, review the benefits and risks associated with popular Ayurvedic herbs and spices.

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Can Eating Pizza Raise Your Blood Glucose Levels?
Can Eating Pizza Raise Your Blood Glucose Levels?

Pizza can be challenging to enjoy eating without worrying about how it affects your health. But while it may be indulgent, it is possible to prepare or order it in a way that won’t wreak havoc on your health or blood sugar levels. Read on to find out more!

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Do Artificial Sweeteners Raise Insulin Levels?
Do Artificial Sweeteners Raise Insulin Levels?

Review our post on the impacts artificial sweeteners have on blood glucose, insulin, and other areas of your personal health.

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What Research Says About Sleep and Blood Sugar Levels
What Research Says About Sleep and Blood Sugar Levels

Recent research has shown that sleep and blood glucose are intricately connected. Read on to learn more about what this means for your blood sugar levels and overall health.

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Understanding the Relationship Between Menopause and Metabolic Health
Understanding the Relationship Between Menopause and Metabolic Health

Did you know that menopause can affect your metabolic health, and vice versa? Read on to understand the relationship between metabolic health and menopause, and how to manage metabolic health during your menopausal journey. 

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How a Continuous Blood Sugar Monitor Can Help You Find Your Perfect Diet
How a Continuous Blood Sugar Monitor Can Help You Find Your Perfect Diet

In this episode learn the truth about how we react to certain foods in regards to our blood sugar response and how you can tailor your diet according to your CGM results.

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All About Blood Sugar With Molly Downey, RDN
All About Blood Sugar With Molly Downey, RDN

This week, dive into how to eat your carbs and manage your blood sugar, too with Molly Downey, RDN, LDN.

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A NutriSense Dietitian's Favorite Kitchen Staples
A NutriSense Dietitian's Favorite Kitchen Staples

Food can be fun, pleasurable, and nutritious all at the same time. Read on to learn more about the two nutrient-dense kitchen staples one of our dietitians swears by to help optimize her health!

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10 Tastiest Nutrient-Dense Foods From Around the World
10 Tastiest Nutrient-Dense Foods From Around the World

Instead of the type or amount of food you eat, you should focus on the amount of nutrients you're adding to every meal. Here are some of our favorite nutrient-dense foods from around the world to help you get started.

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Do Pineapples Raise Blood Sugar Levels?
Do Pineapples Raise Blood Sugar Levels?

Learn everything you need to know about pineapples, your health, and your blood glucose levels, and see how our dietitians like to eat the sweet, tropical fruit. 

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Setting Up The Right Diet Plan For Prediabetes [+Sample Diet Plan Included]
Setting Up The Right Diet Plan For Prediabetes [+Sample Diet Plan Included]

Learn more about the relationship between prediabetes and your diet, and see how to build a diet plan that works for you with some great tips, tricks and recipes from our nutrition team!

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What You Should Know About Acupuncture
What You Should Know About Acupuncture

Learn more about the research on, as well as the benefits and risks of acupuncture, a form of alternative medicine that involves inserting needles into your body for pain and stress relief.

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Triglycerides and Blood Glucose [+Tips to Lower Triglyceride Levels]
Triglycerides and Blood Glucose [+Tips to Lower Triglyceride Levels]

Learn everything you need to know about the relationship between triglycerides levels and blood glucose.