When people think their blood glucose is too low, they should check the blood glucose level of a blood sample using a meter. If the level is below 70 mg/dL, one of these quick-fix foods should be consumed right away to raise blood glucose:
* 3 or 4 glucose tablets
* 1 serving of glucose gel—the amount equal to 15 grams of carbohydrate
* 1/2 cup, or 4 ounces, of any fruit juice
* 1/2 cup, or 4 ounces, of a regular—not diet—soft drink
* 1 cup, or 8 ounces, of milk
* 5 or 6 pieces of hard candy
* 1 tablespoon of sugar or honey
The next step is to recheck blood glucose in 15 minutes to make sure it is 70 mg/dL or above. If it’s still too low, another serving of a quick-fix food should be eaten. These steps should be repeated until the blood glucose level is 70 mg/dL or above. If the next meal is an hour or more away, a snack should be eaten once the quick-fix foods have raised the blood glucose level to 70 mg/dL or above.
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You have to treat hypoglycemia as if it were diabetes. It requires a lifestyle change. You need to change your diet to incorporate proteins and complex carbohydrates. Stay away from sweets and simple carbohydrates, if you don't want to crash. Does this mean you can never eat dessert again? No. You only need to eat a balanced meal first. Then, typically, your body can handle the dessert. Snack at the times you need to snack, and eat meals at the times you need to eat meals. Don't let anyone try to force their schedule on you. Remember, you are the one with the health problem. This is important and difficult in the Corporate world. You need to know that people do not understand this health condition, and they do not understand why you cannot go to lunch when they eat too late for you. You will be hassled and asked to "just eat a snack," when you really need a meal. I bring this up because a person who has hypoglycemia needs to be prepared for the emotional "side effects" of this condition, as well as the physical. Let me know if you have any other questions. I've dealt with the condition for 25 years.
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