What are 'highs and lows'?

  • Your blood sugar levels can be variable1

    Hyperglycemia is the medical term for having high blood glucose. This happens when you do not have enough insulin to control your blood glucose level2

    Hypoglycemia is the medical term for having low blood glucose. This can happen if you haven't eaten enough, or if there is too much insulin in your body2

  • 'Highs and lows' happen when your blood sugar levels fluctuate1,3
  • Many factors can affect blood sugar1.
     These may include: the type of food you eat, physical activity, stress, illness, or even some of the medications that you take1