Blood Sugar is Glucose
When you measure your blood sugar, your meter is reading just your glucose level – not fructose, sucrose, other sugars, or ‘carbs’. That’s because, for energy, our cells use sugar mainly in the glucose form. So, other sugars, sweets, juices, carbohydrates, and foods must be first converted into glucose by the body to be useable blood sugar.
Sweets and Treats
It seems easy to reach for candy, soda, juice, and sweets when you need to quickly raise blood sugar. The body has to process it into glucose before it can raise blood sugar levels. The delayed rescue can lead to overeating these tasty treats. This may result in blood sugar spiking too high and over time, weight gain.
The American Diabetes Association recommends eating 15 grams of glucose for a low.**