Sometimes the cause of a blood sugar spike is clear (“Yeah, I’ll have two more shots of tequila! Actually, just put it on my ice cream!”). But other times, the cause is a little more mysterious. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, losing sleep, skipping breakfast, not drinking enough water, or drinking coffee (even without sweetener) can cause blood sugar instability. Even weirder, sometimes a sunburn can cause a spike! The pain of a burn causes stress, and high levels of stress can mess up your blood sugar. So bust out the sunscreen for the sake of your pancreas! Other causes include eating high-sugar/high-carb foods, drinking alcohol, getting sick, and changing medication. A diet low in fiber and high in refined carbs or sugars and a sedentary lifestyle also make high blood sugar more likely. So, what can you do when your blood sugar gets too high? Here are some natural (and medical) ways to get your sugar back into a safe zone. Stress causes all kinds of problems (how many times has a bad day caused you to say something you regretted?). Beyond affecting your food choices and leaving you feeling generally run-down or unwell, stress can actually cause ...