Researchers relate high or low blood sugar symptoms with poor brain functioning, heart disease & even fertility problems. If you have delayed or skipped a meal or not eating enough food at meals (especially carbohydrates), you can possibly be hit by hypoglycemia which is directly linked to lowering blood sugar levels i.e. below 70mg/dl.
Obesity is the major cause of diabetes followed closely by lack of physical activity and genetics. With a carefully laid out program based on your research, changes in your lifestyle and diet choices, you will go on to enjoy a carefree life and control your low blood sugar.
Awareness about different health disorders is crucial. If you fail to fulfill the body’s appropriate nutrition requirement, it can disturb your metabolism & immune system, further making it difficult for the body to recover to its normal state.
Is maintaining normal blood sugar count really complicated?
Numerous factors contribute to varying glucose level in bloodstream such as how much quality meal is taken or how much physical exercise is practiced on a scheduled basis. As glucose is the key source of energy for the body, attaining a steady level is vital as alteration in glucose levels occurs both before & after meals.
High sugar amount in blood – may lead to complications, such as heart or kidney disease.
Low sugar amount in blood – may result in neuroglycopenic effects such as impaired judgment, dizziness, slurred speech, seizures, coma and even death in severe cases.
Compare your glucose count with the help of blood sugar chart (in milligrams per deciliter) below:
|Normal||70 to 100 mg/dl|
|Pre-diabetes||101 to 126 mg/dl|
|Diagnosis of diabetes||Higher than 126 mg/dl|
When the body gets deprived of required sugar or carbohydrates for producing energy, symptoms for low blood sugar such as tiredness, stress, sweating and headache may be experienced. The following tips can help when a sudden dip in the blood sugar level occurs:
- A snack or drink containing sugar helps
- Additional glucose in a vein (intravenously) can be taken until your blood sugar level is stable in the normal range
- Moderate to severe dehydration can be treated with intravenous fluids and electrolytes.
- Glucagon injection, only if prescribed
- Follow prescribed medication
- Keep track of sugar levels regularly
- Excessive consumption of refined carbohydrates and sugar related foods
- Frequent skipped meals
- Alcohol addiction
- Occur during pregnancy due to prolonged fasting
- Severe medication to treat hyperglycemia effects
- Malfunctioning of pancreas (less insulin production)
Always be prepared to treat low blood glucose (Reactive & Fasting hypoglycemia) by carrying some form of fast acting glucose.