Your blood sugar levels impact every organ in your body! This is why blood sugar symptoms can be so diverse and broad!
Starting with the BRAIN 🧠.. common signs of blood sugar issues can be low energy, mood issues (anxiety, depression, irritability), memory loss, brain fog, headaches, migraines, poor concentration, dizziness, and more.
SKIN: Blood sugar issues can lead to acne, and can cause or exacerbate other skin issues like eczema, psoriasis, and lead to other skin conditions like acanthosis nigricans.
THYROID: One of the coolest things I witness when working with clients on their blood sugar is that almost all of them, rather quickly, get to lower or come off of their thyroid medications! Even those with Hashimoto’s!
HEART: Insulin resistance is the leading cause of high blood pressure and heart disease. Sugar depletes minerals essential for contracting and relaxing muscles (Mg, Ca). This can lead to arrhythmias.
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM: High blood sugar levels are inflammatory. High sugar intake leads to an increase in bad gut bacteria and yeast leading to dysbiosis and digestive issues.
LIVER: Sugar is as damaging to the liver as alcohol. High levels of refined sugar and fructose can lead to fatty-liver.
PANCREAS: The pancreas produces insulin and digestive enzymes. Frequent blood sugar spikes are taxing on the pancreas.
ADRENALS: High and low blood sugar levels are stressful on the body and strain the adrenals. High blood sugar and insulin levels impact cortisol levels and lead to hormone imbalances.
KIDNEYS: Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney disease.
REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS: Blood sugar issues & insulin resistance can lead to PCOS which is the leading cause of infertility in women. Blood sugar issues lead to PMS, and other period issues.