Did you know other non-food related factors can influence blood sugar levels? Stress, lack of sleep, and visceral fat (body fat that is stored within the abdominal cavity) are just a few non-eating related lifestyle factors that cause the release of hormones that can raise blood sugar levels. Hormones are chemical messengers produced by the body and released directly into the bloodstream to help regulate biological processes, such as sleep, hunger, growth, and metabolism. During this podcast, I discuss several hormones and their effect on blood sugar levels as well as what you can do to manage them.