People with chronic fatigue syndrome often have difficulty regulating blood sugar (glucose), resulting in low levels in some CFS patients and elevated levels in others.
Low Blood Sugar
Low blood sugar levels are often caused by adrenal exhaustion. This is because when you're under stress your adrenal gland pumps out cortisol, triggering the pancreas to produce glucagon and, in turn, raising your blood sugar. If your adrenal gland is exhausted, cortisol production is reduced and your blood sugar can drop too low.
Symptoms of low blood sugar include:
High Blood Sugar
Several factors can trigger high blood sugar levels. These include:
In any of these three conditions optimizing blood sugar levels and insulin sensitivity can improve CFS/FMS symptoms.
If you have low blood sugar, I recommend reading my article on Adrenal Exhaustion.
If you have elevated blood sugar (insulin resistance, diabetes), I recommend reading my article on Treating Diabetes Naturally.