If you have low blood sugar, the glucose level in the blood is too low. This not only causes unpleasant symptoms, but it can also be dangerous. Do you often suffer from symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, a persistent feeling of hunger, excessive sweating and a rapid heartbeat? If so, this may be due to low blood sugar, also known as hypoglycemia. It is important to have your symptoms investigated further so that any low blood sugar can be uncovered.
You can read exactly how hypoglycemia is examined on this page. You can also read on this page what treatment people with low blood sugar should follow.
The diagnosis of hypoglycemia
Most people with low blood sugar, experience a variety of unpleasant symptoms. These include recurring and unexplained headaches, as well as dizziness, nausea and a recurring feeling of hunger. They decide to go to the doctor with these complaints, who can investigate them further. If the doctor suspects low blood sugar, a special hypoglycemia test is performed. In this test, the blood sugar levels are measured, to find out how much glucose is in the blood.
The diagnosis of hypoglycemia is made by the doctor when the blood sugar level is too low. In fact, blood sugar levels that are too low indicate that there is too little glucose in the blood and this indicates that the blood sugar is too low.
The treatment of hypoglycemia
Low blood sugar not only causes unpleasant complaints, but can also be dangerous. To prevent your body from suffering from low blood sugar levels, a hypoglycemia treatment will be set up.
This treatment is mainly aimed at balancing the disturbed metabolism. In the short term, you do this by eating certain foods and drinking certain beverages. However, this only helps in the short term, because for a healthy blood sugar level in the long term you need to do more. This is because when the blood sugar level rises, the body immediately produces hormones to reduce the blood sugar level. This means that the blood sugar level will automatically drop again after a while.
Balancing blood sugar
In order to keep your blood sugar level in balance in the long term, you must above all eat healthy food and gain and maintain a healthy weight. This means, among other things, that you eat a varied diet, take plenty of fruit and vegetables and spread your carbohydrates throughout the day (in six meals, instead of three). If you are overweight, you need to lose weight in order to balance your blood sugar level in the long term. This means that you have to pay extra attention to your diet, but also that you have to exercise every day for half an hour. This doesn't have to be intensive exercise, because a half hour walk is enough to initiate weight loss.
Tip: Ask for professional help
Do you find it difficult to change your diet or are you unable to exercise regularly? Then seek professional help, for example with a dietician or a personal trainer. The dietitian can tell you which foods you should and shouldn't eat and the personal trainer can help you do the right exercises to lose weight. If you consult a professional personal trainer who is experienced in training people with low blood sugar, you can be sure that you exercise in the right way to get your blood sugar back in balance.
Keeping blood sugar levels in balance
Once your blood sugar level is back in balance, it is important to keep it in balance. You do this simply by maintaining your healthy lifestyle and in the long run eating healthy and exercising more. Also, in the long run, you should avoid gaining weight, as this is not good for your blood sugar level.