Diabetes occurs when the pancreas produces insufficient amount of insulin. It also occurs if the body does not respond to insulin. People should have knowledge to manage Diabetes for staying healthy.
People suffering from Diabetes get hypoglycemia i.e. Low blood sugar level as their body lacks enough sugar to use as fuel.
The reason for Diabetes can be any like diet, medications, exercise, etc.
If a person is having hypoglycemia, then they need to write the date and time of its happening and the course of action taken .Then share this record with your doctor to enable him to adjust your medicine.
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Symptoms of Hypoglycemia
Generally people start getting symptoms of Hypoglycemia when their Level of Blood Sugar is 70 milligrams per deciliter or lower.
As far as Symptoms of Hypoglycemia are concerned, then every individual has different symptoms of hypoglycemia are listed below
Early symptoms include:
- Feeling shaky
- Pale skin
- High Pulse
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Diet and Hypoglycemia
If one intakes too much of insulin, one can get low blood sugar level. To quote an example, it can happen after intake of meal containing lot of simple sugars or if you don’t eat a full meal or your timing of intake of food is abrupt.
Treatment for Hypoglycemia
Avoid high fat food and intake of Glucose tablets or Glucose gel. Further, this will not suffice the purpose of increase in blood sugar level. Some real food is required.
If blood sugar level is more than 80 mg/dL, and you are feeling symptoms of hypoglycemia, then all natural peanut butter with no sugar is good.
In case you have blood sugar level at 70-80 mg/dL, then peanut butter and crackers is a good option.
On the other hand if blood sugar is 55-70 mg/dL, then raisins, medjool dates, bananas, grapes, applesauce, pineapple.
All of these foods as listed above are fresh and also dried fruits which have larger amounts of naturally occurring sugars. There is also some quantity of fibre present in these but the amount is minimum. This food will raise blood sugar quickly and commendably.
If blood sugar is less than 55 mg/dL, then 100% grape juice, honey or maple syrup would serve the purpose.