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Hypoglycemia

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.
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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.
  • Choose foods with fiber

    Stabilize your blood sugar by eating fiber from whole grains, beans and other legumes, vegetables, and fruit

  • Eat light, eat often

    Spread out your meals during the day to sustain a consistent supply of absorbable sugar

  • Give chromium a go

    Take 200 mcg a day of this essential mineral to help stabilize blood sugar swings

  • Cut back on refined carbs

    Avoid carbohydrates that are quickly absorbed, such as sugar and white flour, which may trigger hypoglycemic reactions

  • Say no to alcohol and caffeine

    To improve blood-sugar control, reduce or eliminate alcoholic and caffeinated drinks

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