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What To Eat When You Have Low Blood Sugar

When your blood sugar dips, it can leave you feeling hungry, shaky, and lightheaded. This can happen to anyone who hasn’t eaten in several hours. When blood sugar drops below normal levels, it’s called hypoglycemia. In people with diabetes, hypoglycemia can be a life-threatening complication of diabetes medication, other health problems like infection, or inadequate caloric intake. You can lower your chances of low blood sugar—and treat it when it occurs—with some simple steps. Know the Symptoms Sugar, or glucose, is a key source of energy for the body. When blood sugar drops, you may get these symptoms: Hunger Shakiness Sweating Dizziness Lightheadedness Confusion Anxiety Feeling tired or sleepy Headache What You Can Do Most of the sugar or glucose in your blood comes from carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are the sugars and starches in grains, beans, vegetables, fruit, milk and milk products, honey, and sugar. If you don’t have diabetes and you’re feeling the unpleasant effects of a drop in blood sugar, eat or drink something with carbohydrates. Good choices are a piece of fruit, a few whole wheat crackers, a glass of milk, or a carton of yogurt. In people with diabetes, h Continue reading >>

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  1. melissa5786

    Weight Watchers Smartones Frozen Meals

    I've been looking up some new recipes and a lot of blog sites are talking about the Smartones products. I was just curious if anyone here eats any of them? I'm looking for quick breakfasts and lunches. So, I was just wondering if anyone has any suggestions?

  2. jladytiger1979

    I stopped eating them. Not only for the incredible amount of sodium, but a lot of them are high in carbs, additives & preservatives. I plan my meals out a week or 2 in advance. I switch them up when I get tired of them. Current breakfast is 2 kashi 7 grain waffles, 1 hardboiled egg with the yolk removed when I open it, a serving of fruit (usually cantaloupe or whatever is fresh from the farmers market. I I don't see anything I want there then I will buy a bag of frozen berries from the supermarket.) and 2% cottage cheese OR One of the new 2% already mixed cottage doubles in a pinch.
    For lunch I usually carry leftovers. If you are single, find a recipe and if it says 4 servings, split it up into 4, eat 1 for dinner and use the leftovers for 3 lunches. I am married, no kids so I will seperate half when I'm finished making a recipe for dinner and have 2 lunches! If you have a family to feed just make exrta using the same guidelines. If I don't feel like doing that I will cook a turkey burger or chicken breast and grab a Nature's own sandwhich roll or 9 grain bread and make something to go with it. (Lately I've been hooked on whole wheat couscous salad) SOOO easy to make and done in 10 minutes!! It really is healthier to look toward less processed items. I admit that sometimes you CAN'T avoid them, but I make every effort to try.

  3. MewElla

    These meals are quick and easy but usually are loaded with sodium which I try to watch carefully. Good in a pinch I suppose.

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