While blood sugar spikes may be missed by the tests available to most patients, they can be reduced by diet changes.
“Whether you’re at risk of diabetes or not, all of us could focus on eating more whole grains and eating less processed simple sugars, like candy, cookies, cake, white bread, and bagels,” said Kumar. “Diet changes are the first baseline intervention, both for better nutrition and helping to stabilize someone’s blood sugar.”
You should also look out for other warning signs of diabetes, such as excessive thirst, frequent urination, bruises that heal slowly, extreme hunger, and blurry vision.
If you notice any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment with your doctor right away. Even if he or she can’t fit you with a continuous glucose monitor, they can still evaluate your symptoms and use other screening tests to determine if you have diabetes.