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To get energy, the body draws on glucose, the sugar circulating in your bloodstream. When glucose levels fall below normal, the body cannot meet its energy requirements. This is when the symptoms occur.A hormone produced in the pancreas called insulin, is used by the body to convert glucose into energy. The levels of insulin fluctuate and depend on demand. When there is too much insulin in the bloodstream however, available supplies of glucose are burned up too quickly, resulting in hypoglycaemia.After a meal, insulin levels can rise abruptly, when the sudden rise in blood sugar levels triggers increased production by the pancreas. By the same token, glucose levels may drop as a result of a missed meal or vigorous exercise.Hypoglycaemia can also be brought on by other factors:-* stomach surgery* some types of cancer* liver disease* alcohol* high fevers, and reactions to food or drugs* small tumours that can develop on the pancreas.* diabetics should always have their blood sugar level monitored.If you seem to be consistently suffering from hypoglycaemia, your doctor will test you to see if diabetes is the cause.
It is necessary that your diet be regulated to ensure that you are receiving appropriate doses of glucose and insulin at the correct times. Your doctor will assist you with this.If you are diabetic and become unconscious during a hypoglycaemia attack, it is essential that you receive immediate medical treatment.Alternative ConsiderationsNon-conventional remedies emphasise nutrition and diet, with supplements of vitamins, minerals, and herbs.
Dietary Considerations* Small, frequent meals of whole foods, especially whole grains, fermented dairy products (such as cheese), and lean meat and fish.* Supplements of chromium - always check with your doctor before taking supplements if you are diabetic.* Avoid alcohol (a simple sugar), caffeine, and cigarette smoke, since they can create large swings in your blood sugar levels.Personal CareWhether you are diabetic or not, you can prevent a more serious attack of hypoglycaemia by simply eating a lolly or anything sweat such as a can of non diet soft drink. Combine this sugar with a small piece of protein with slow the absorption of the sugar into the bloodstream and stop the up and down of the blood sugar levels.