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  • Writer's pictureDr. Karuturi Subrahmanyam

Why my blood sugar levels not in control even after I have stopped eating sweets?


There are several possible reasons why your blood sugar levels may not be in control even if you have stopped eating sweets. Here are some of the most common reasons:

  1. Carbohydrate intake: Even if you have stopped eating sweets, other sources of carbohydrates such as rice, idlis, chapatis and potatoes can still raise your blood sugar levels. It's important to monitor your overall carbohydrate intake and choose complex carbohydrates that are higher in fiber and have a lower glycemic index.

  2. Portion sizes: Eating too much of any food, even if it's healthy, can cause your blood sugar levels to rise. It's important to monitor your portion sizes and eat smaller, more frequent meals throughout the day to help regulate blood sugar levels.

  3. Lack of physical activity: Regular exercise can help lower blood sugar levels by increasing insulin sensitivity and improving glucose uptake by cells. If you're not getting enough physical activity, this can contribute to higher blood sugar levels.

  4. Stress: Stress can cause your body to release hormones that raise blood sugar levels. If you're experiencing high levels of stress, this could be contributing to your blood sugar control issues.

  5. Medications: Some medications can raise blood sugar levels as a side effect. If you're taking any medications, it's important to talk to your doctor to see if they could be contributing to your blood sugar control issues.

  6. Health conditions: Certain health conditions such as fevers, common cold, infections, thyroid disorders, kidney disease, and hormonal imbalances can affect blood sugar control. If you have an underlying health condition, this could be contributing to your blood sugar control issues.


It's important to talk with your doctor to identify the cause of your blood sugar control issues and develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs.


Dr. Karuturi Subrahmanyam, MD, FRCP (London), FACP (USA)

Internal Medicine Specialist


Kify Hospital

Danavaipeta

Rajahmundry

Phone : 85000 23456

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