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

As of 2015, there are no medically supported studies indicating herbs raise blood sugar levels; however, alternative medical therapies can be either effective or harmful, according to WebMD. Herbal supplements as treatme... More » Health Nutrition & Diets

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

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

As explained in Diabetes Forecast magazine, apart from administrating insulin, physical activity is the quickest way to lower blood sugar levels. The American Diabetic Association says the effect exercise has on blood gl... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

While blood sugar levels vary based on time of day and meal times, levels of 100 mg/dL or lower while fasting and 140 mg/dL or lower within two hours of eating are considered normal, according to WebMD. Most healthy peop... More »

In persons without diabetes, normal 'fasting' blood sugar levels are below 100 mg/dL; levels just prior to meals and snacks should be less than 110 mg/dL. Optimal levels are below 140 mg/dL two hours after meals and belo... More »