If your blood sugar level is too low, the glucose level in the blood is too low. This not only causes annoying complaints, 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 fast heartbeat? This can be due to a too low blood sugar level, also called hypoglycaemia. It is important that you have your complaints further examined, so that a possible low blood sugar level can be brought to light.
You can read exactly how hypoglycemia is examined on this page. On this page you can also read which treatment people with low blood sugar should follow.
The diagnosis of hypoglycemia
Most people with low blood sugar have to deal with various unpleasant complaints. Think of recurring and unexplained headaches, but also dizziness, nausea and a recurring feeling of hunger. They decide to go to the doctor with these complaints, who can examine them further. If the doctor suspects that the blood sugar level is too low, a special hypoglycemia test is performed. In this test the blood sugar values 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 levels are too low. Too low blood sugar values indicate that there is too little glucose in the blood and this indicates a too low blood sugar level.
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 drinks. However, this only helps in the short term, because for healthy blood sugar values in the long term you need to do more. This is because as blood sugar levels rise, the body immediately produces hormones again to reduce blood sugar levels. This means that the blood sugar level will automatically drop again after a while.
Balancing blood sugar levels
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 look for professional help, for example with a dietician or a personal trainer. The dietitian can tell you which foods you should and should not eat and the personal trainer can help you do the right exercises to lose weight. Consulting a professional personal trainer experienced in exercising people with low blood sugar will ensure that you are moving properly to bring your blood sugar back into balance.
Keeping blood sugar level in balance
When your blood sugar level is back in balance, it is important to keep the blood sugar levels in balance. You do this simply by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and in the long term to eat healthy and exercise more. Also, in the long run, you should avoid gaining weight, as this is not good for your blood sugar levels.