Hypoglycemia Prevention: A Few Things You Should Remember

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  • If you’re diabetic and you’re unsure why you’ve been suffering from hypoglycemia, here are a few tips for you to help you normalize your blood sugar levels
  • You can avoid low blood sugar easily, as long as you discipline yourself when it comes to activity and food intake

If you’ve ever suffered from hypoglycemia, you’re probably aware of the health concerns it can cause. The slight debilitation may just be enough reason for you to scour the world for ways to prevent the reoccurrence of this condition. The good news is that you can avoid low blood sugar easily, as long as you discipline yourself when it comes to activity and food intake.

How Can You Prevent Diabetic Hypoglycemia?

Diabetes patients are at an increased risk of suffering from hypoglycemic episodes due to the poor regulation of insulin and glucose in their body. If you’re diabetic and you’re unsure why you’ve been suffering from hypoglycemia, here are a few tips to help you normalize your blood sugar levels.1,2

  • Adjust mealtimes depending on the regularity of low glucose levels. If you’ve noticed that there are specific times in the day when you get low blood sugar, adjust your mealtimes to cover it. You can also adjust your insulin intake, but it’s important that you seek the advice of your doctor before doing so.
  • Avoid increasing physical activity in one go. Make sure that you keep your physical activity in a healthy range to avoid overexerting your body and expending more energy than your body has supply for. Adjust your food intake based on how much you move about.
  • Work with your doctor. Keeping your doctor or your health practitioner up to date with your condition will help both of you determine if your medication intake is appropriate. They will also be able to properly advise you on what you should do during hypoglycemic episodes and how you can avoid its onset.

How Do You Prevent Severe Hypoglycemic Episodes During Pregnancy?

Hypoglycemia may not seem like a serious condition, but its occurrence during pregnancy triples the risks. If you’ve noticed abnormal changes in your body or you’ve been suffering from unusual dizziness and nausea, it’s worthwhile to try and change some things in your daily routine.

Just make sure that you’re suffering from hypoglycemia instead of hyperglycemia, as there are times where hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia may show the same symptoms. Here are some of the things that you should try doing to decrease your risk of hypoglycemic episodes when you’re pregnant:

  • Regularly monitor your blood sugar levels. Measure your glucose levels regularly, especially if you’re feeling faint or some of the other symptoms of hypoglycemia are starting to show. This will help you remedy the problem before it gets worse. This is especially important before driving or doing tasks that may expose you to any possible danger.3
  • Keep quick-sugar foods in easy-to-reach places. You should have a steady amount of foods and drinks that contain glucose in case your blood sugar levels drop drastically. Patients note that liquids with glucose work faster in raising your sugar to optimal levels. However, make sure that you don’t eat or drink too much as excessive amounts can also cause your levels to rise too high or too fast.4
  • Avoid skipping meals as much as possible. Do not skip meals or cut down on your food intake in one go. When your body is unable to locate a steady source of glucose for energy synthesis, it will start leaching out glucose from other body parts, further aggravating hypoglycemia.5

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