Are You on the Blood Sugar and Mood Chemistry Rollercoaster?

The mechanisms of blood sugar and mood chemistry are complicated in the details, but easy to understand in practical terms. Our experience of these physical events is feelings and sensations. If you have a “relationship” with refined carbohydrates (soda, chips, candy, cake, pasta, bread or alcohol) and you experience these feelings, it may be important data. 

Below you will find a description of how people can feel when their blood sugar ranges high, normal, low or very low. Nobody experiences all of these feelings; it’s a matter of biological individuality which ones you do experience. But they are giving you important feedback about what’s going on in your body because how you feel is data!

HIGH BLOOD SUGAR: DIABETIC RANGE
Pre-Diabetic (visiting highs but not staying high) or T-2 diabetic (chronically high) you may feel:

OK
Fatigued
Sluggish

NORMAL BLOOD SUGAR: THE RANGE FOR NORMAL BRAIN FUNCTION
You may feel:

Clear
Calm
No thoughts of food or stimulants

LOW BLOOD SUGAR: HYPOGLYCEMIC RANGE
You may feel many different kinds of brain symptoms and uncomfortable feelings:

Mental/Learning
Poor concentration
Confusion
Mental fatigue
ADD or ADHD

Mood
Depressed
Anxious

Dissatisfied
Cranky

Behavior
Laziness
Act on cravings
Act on impulses
Aggressive

Physical
"All gone"
Cravings
Plunging
Jittery
Weight especially around middle
                          

VERY LOW/ADRENAL STRESS HORMONE RESPONSE
You may feel:

Mental/Learning
Desperate thoughts
Survival mode

Mood
Panic
Anger/rage
Impatient

Behavior
Rage trigger
Eating disorder
Bingeing trigger

Physical
Palpitations
Sweating

COMA
The very uncomfortable feelings of low and very low sugar indicate how much your body does NOT want to let you go into a coma. They are data!