We talk constantly about high blood sugar levels here on the blog. Something we dont talk about is low blood sugar levels. Part of the reason why thats the case is that type 2 diabetes is by far the most common form of diabetes, and were guilty of pandering to that larger audience. That doesnt mean however, that hypoglycemiais an unimportant topic. So today were going to look at ways to deal with low blood sugar.
Hypoglycemia (the name for low blood sugar) can cause confusing, hunger, dizziness, shakiness, sweating, and fainting. Failure to deal with it can lead to serious complications and hospitalization.
So what can you do to treat low blood sugar?
- The Best Way
The best way to treat low blood sugar is to eat a food that has some sugar in it. 1/2 a cup of fruit juice is a great solution. If you cant find a reasonable food choice, taking a glucose tablet or eating a table spoon of sugar can help you raise your sugar levels.
- You can also eat a carb bar or protein snack bar.
The goal is to get your sugar levels back to normal. Low blood sugar can cause you to pass out, which can be very dangerous, especially if youre driving or operating heavy machinery. Thats why it is so important to keep track of your blood sugar levels. That way you know when your levels get low, and what your normal levels are.