How to handle Postprandial Hyperglycemia in your daily life

Yuko Miyamoto
Founder of Teatis Tea

Postprandial Hyperglycemia only has a hardly noticeable sign if you don't monitor after-meal blood sugar levels in the early stage.
It is tricky, but you can prevent/handle it if you acquire the correct knowledge!  


What is Postprandial Hyperglycemia? And why should you pay attention to it?

The postprandial syndrome is when someone develops symptoms of low blood sugar within 2-4 hours after eating, but blood sugar doesn’t drop below normal. Postprandial means after eating. Postprandial hyperglycemia may account for high Glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels in people with otherwise satisfactory blood glucose control.

According to WHO, the normal after meals glucose level should be less than 140mg/dl.

If the glucose level is more than 140mg/dl after a meal (2-4hours), it can say “you have postprandial hyperglycemia.”

What are the symptoms/complications of Postprandial hyperglycemia?

Hyperglycemia doesn’t cause any particular symptoms until glucose levels become significantly high, i.e., greater than 180 or 200mg/dl. Early symptoms are usually mild, and most people cannot notice it in the early signs and symptoms, but if you keep the same lifestyle, it severe s symptoms in later stages. 

If you leave it untreated, you come across the severe complications and  typical early signs and symptoms include frequent urination, increased thirst, blurred vision, fatigue, and headache. It’s tough to notice when you have a busy and stressful lifestyle! 

Suppose hyperglycemia goes untreated, the later signs and the complications are serious and can be emergency. In that case, it can cause toxic acids (ketones) to build up in your blood and urine (ketoacidosis), having signs of fruity-smelling breath, nausea and vomiting, shortness of breath, dry mouth and abdominal pain. They are diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state. In the long-term, it causes much more critical complications such as cardiovascular disease (CVD), nerve damage (neuropathy), kidney damage (diabetic nephropathy) or kidney failure, damage to the blood vessels of the retina (diabetic retinopathy), potentially leading to blindness, feet problems.

How do you manage the rapid rise after-meal blood sugar levels?

Here is a list of what to do in your daily life.

In addition to the list above, to limit or avoid caffeine is also important if you are obsessed with drinking coffee. Caffeine causes an increase in adrenaline and can cause the same symptoms as low blood sugar. It will mislead to maintain proper blood sugar levels. 

If you are looking for good alternatives to coffee, we recommend CALM latte as a best option!

Our main ingredient, Arame seaweed, reduces the post-meal rise in blood glucose by 48% in human data based on the research.

A Tasty habit for you!

Teatis Tea contains 500mg extracted Arame seaweed in every cup. 

 Natural diabetes management that are doctor approved, with clinically substantiated ingredients.