Glucose spikes don’t all occur from food. Cortisol and adrenaline associated with stress can cause the liver to release more glucose into circulation than the muscle can absorb resulting in glucose spikes and Lingo Counts. Stress is highly varied and may be related to home life, work, or other life events. Stress can be transient, such as during public speaking, or chronic, such as from financial hardship, family or work challenges, or an underlying medical condition. Job related stress may result in more glucose spikes and Lingo Counts on workdays than days off. Large and frequent glucose spikes connected to feelings of stress are likely harmful to metabolism even though they are independent of meals. Stress can also make spikes during meals and snacks larger than they otherwise would be resulting in the accumulation of more Lingo Counts. Strategies for preventing stress related glucose spikes include getting sufficient and consistent sleep and using stress reduction techniques like meditation, exercise and connecting with family and friends.