Also indexed as:Blood Sugar (Low), Low Blood Sugar, Reactive Hypoglycemia
When blood-sugar levels fall fast, symptoms such as fatigue and anxiety may arise. Simple changes can control many cases of hypoglycemia. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
The right diet is the key to managing many diseases and to improving general quality of life. For this condition, scientific research has found benefit in the following healthy eating tips.
|Choose foods with fiber||Stabilize your blood sugar by eating fiber from whole grains, beans and other legumes, vegetables, and fruit in small, frequent meals.|
|Try a high-protein, low-carb diet||Some doctors have seen good results with high-protein (more meat or soy), low-carbohydrate diets (less pasta, breads, and pastries), particularly among people who do not improve with a high-fiber, high-complex-carbohydrate diet.|
|Cut out caffeine||Even modest amounts of caffeine may increase hypoglycemia symptoms, so avoid all caffeinated beverages, such as coffee, tea, and some sodas.|
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