Foods containing carbohydrates have the greatest impact on blood sugar levels, according to the University of Illinois Extension. Fruit, milk products, cereals, legumes and starchy vegetables are examples of carbohydrate... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

When a person's blood sugar drops less than 70 milligrams, at least 15 to 30 grams of carbohydrates should be consumed to raise the blood glucose levels, according to the University of California San Francisco Medical Ce... More » Health Nutrition & Diets

Foods with a low glycemic index, including steel cut oats, cause fewer spikes in blood sugar than foods with a higher glycemic index, such as white bread. However, even when using the glycemic index of a food, the diabet... More » Health Nutrition & Diets

Food affects the blood sugar when carbohydrates are broken down into sugar and enter the bloodstream to raise the blood sugar levels. An increase in blood sugar causes the pancreas to produce insulin, a substance that re... More »

The digestive system processes food containing carbohydrates as sugar which enters the blood stream, and simple carbohydrates tend to spike blood sugar levels more rapidly than complex carbohydrates, according to Harvard... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

Low blood sugar levels measuring less than 70 milligrams per deciliter are immediately treated by taking 15 to 30 grams of quickly absorbed carbohydrates, such as candies, juices, fruits and glucose tablets or gel, expla... More »

The quickest way to elevate blood sugar levels is to ingest a food or drink that is free of fat or protein but high in sugar. Fats and proteins slow absorption of sugar, keeping out glucose needed to avoid a low blood su... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels