Sugar Surfing Lesson #10: Why does my blood sugar change unpredictably?


Whenever I’m asked about why someone’s blood sugars seem so unpredictable and hard to control, I just envision some of the possible reasons why and how this can happen. The reasons for this variance are NUMEROUS. Most of them are not mutually exclusive. In fact, when you consider the number of possible combinations of 1 or more of the reasons listed below, the number is too staggering to calculate. Many of these possible explanations are either unknown or underappreciated. Some are fortunately rare.

Sugar Surfing™ assumes that our blood sugar levels are in constant motion. I call it “flux and drift”. In 2008, I said The only person with a straight-line blood sugar is a dead person”. If you review some of the list of possibilities below,