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What eating habits can I avoid to prevent low blood sugar?

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You can get low blood sugar if you take too much insulin for the amount of carbohydrates you eat or drink.

For instance, it can happen:

Don't skip meals if you have diabetes, particularly if you're taking diabetes medications.

Here are a few other dietary tips to avoid low blood sugar:

Change your diet. Avoid sugary foods, and eat frequent small meals during the day.

If you get low   sugar when you haven't eaten, have a snack before  , such as a protein or a more complex carbohydrate. bloodbedtime

 

  • After you eat a meal that has a lot of simple sugars
  • If you miss a snack or don't eat a full meal
  • If you eat later than usual
  • If you drink alcohol without eating any food

SOURCES: 

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC): “Hypoglycemia.”

American Diabetes Association: “Hypoglycemia.”

Zammitt, N. , 2005. Diabetes Care

Boyle P. , February 2007. Southern Medical Journal

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on January 21, 2018

SOURCES: 

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC): “Hypoglycemia.”

American Diabetes Association: “Hypoglycemia.”

Zammitt, N. , 2005. Diabetes Care

Boyle P. , February 2007. Southern Medical Journal

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on January 21, 2018

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