Eat Lots And Drinks That Are Sweet But Low Blood Sugar?
Hi, I’m a 15-year-old teenager, weighing 48 kg, height 160cm. Last week I checked my blood and found that my blood sugar was low around 67 mg / dl. Even though I often eat and drink sweet things, why is that?
When do you check your blood sugar, whether during fasting, after eating, or before eating (when)? Blood sugar before meals are generally around 70-130 mg / dL. Called low blood sugar / hypoglycemia when the blood sugar is less than 70 mg / dL. When hypoglycemia occurs, a person may feel sleepy, weak, dizzy, feel hungry, tremble, sweat, pounding, difficult to concentrate, and irritable. If hypoglycemia is severe, it can cause a decrease in consciousness and seizures.
The causes of hypoglycemia are various among others due to the use of insulin and diabetes medications without accompanied by regular food consumption, obesity, too long delaying eating or when fasting, alcohol consumption, malnutrition, disorders of the thyroid gland, adrenal glands, pancreas, kidneys, or liver, diseases addison, and side effects of some drugs.
To ascertain the cause requires further examination by a doctor. Do you often experience hypoglycemia or just found out just once? If only once with a blood sugar level of 67 mg / dL, you don't need to worry. You can do the following tips to prevent hypoglycemia:
Consumption of healthy and nutritious foods regularly, for example 3x a day, interspersed with healthy snacks. Try to keep the nutrients in food balanced. When checking blood sugar results are low, you can immediately consume foods that contain high sugar or carbohydrates to restore normal blood sugar levels. Avoid alcohol Perform regular blood sugar checks and recognize symptoms of low blood sugar If you often experience hypoglycemia, you should consult further with your doctor directly so that you can be examined and given treatment and better dietary guidelines to prevent hypoglycemia.
Hope it helps you,