Many people, even those without diabetes, suffer from fluctuations in their blood sugar levels. This can manifest itself in high or low blood sugar. Have you ever experienced this as well? That you suddenly get nauseous or dizzy and can only solve this by eating? Then you are certainly not alone. People with a healthy blood sugar level can also experience fluctuations as a result of eating irregularly during the day or eating the wrong food, for example. In this article, we mainly treat people without diabetes who regularly have low blood sugar.
Insulin and glucose
As you may already know, blood sugar has to do with the amount of glucose in your blood. This is regulated by two hormones of which insulin is the best known. Diabetes patients, for example, have an insulin syringe with them in order to get their level back to normal. If the amount of glucose in the blood is too high or too low, you have fluctuations in your blood sugar.
The right nutrition
Someone who is healthy will notice little difference in blood sugar. Even if he or she skips a meal or has an unhealthy snack. However, if you are already overweight, you really need to eat healthy to avoid fluctuations. It is equally important to eat regularly. Never skip breakfast, lunch or dinner and it is best to eat four to six times a day. In this way your body makes insulin the right way. Insulin is produced by eating. So if you skip a meal, like many people skip breakfast, it can result in low blood sugar. This results in nausea, dizziness and / or headaches. You can easily prevent this by eating regularly. Eating healthy food is also important. Don’t eat too much fat or candy and don’t drink too much alcohol is the motto.
Stress, medication and illness
In addition to food, medication, illness, stress, alcohol and (for women) fluctuations in hormone levels can play a role in fluctuations in blood sugar levels. Sometimes you can’t do anything about it, but you still have to deal with fluctuations. By paying close attention to your diet, you can often quickly correct these fluctuations. For example, by eating fruit when your blood sugar level is low.