A good diet for hypoglycemia is the same as when you need to lose some weight, ‘Low carb, high protein’. This is the best way to treat your hypoglycemia.
Here are the important changes that should be made and stuck with, when learning to deal with your diagnosis of hypoglycemia or even diabetes:
- Eliminate or at least cut down on your intake of alcohol. Alcohol can greatly affect the frequency of hypoglycemic instances.
- Decrease the amount of sugar in your diet. Stop drinking pop. And do not blindly start drinking diet pop, either, diet pop is poison and the chemical used in diet pop will trick your body into staying fat. Cut down your use of white sugar, also.
- Increase your fiber intake. Fiber can help regulate the absorption of sugars you eat. Try increasing the amounts of whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes.
- If you are hypoglycemic, always eat several small meals a day. Small meals will help keep your blood sugar levels stabilized and under control.
- Caffeine is another aspect of your diet that should be limited or eliminated. Caffeine will help you feel full therefore you will not eat the way you should. Caffeine is never a substitute for a good meal.
Having hypoglycemia is not a death sentence, unless you choose not to control it. Symptoms for mild to moderate hypoglycemia are nausea, chills, clammy skin, sweating, hunger, heart palpitations, irritability, anxiousness, confusion, blurry vision, and dizziness. Severe hypoglycemia can lead to loss of consciousness, seizures, coma, and death, if left untreated.
Following a good diet for hypoglycemia can help lessen your risk for complications and even lessen your risk for becoming a full blown diabetic. It is common for diabetics to have decreased blood flow to their extremities. When this happens it can lead to ulcers and other skin conditions. If serious enough the decreased blood flow could lead to tissue death and the need for amputation.No tags for this post.