My Problem Is Low Blood Sugar

By Latest Reply 2008-12-03 08:38:40 -0600
Started 2008-12-02 17:47:54 -0600

I have had very low blood sugar for years, and have to take something to bring it up; but is taking in sugar the right thing to do? My doctor never really told me but, she did say, it can be just as dangerous as high blood sugar levels, and I do not really understand why; except I also have extremely low blood pressure, always, and have had a pacemaker for 6 years or more now, with many other more severe conditions too, Can this all be related?

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2008-12-02 20:22:15 -0600 Report

Chronic low blood sugar for what ever reason should be treated with a diet similar to what a diabetic is instructed to follow except perhaps a little extra low fat protein to keep the sugar level more even. Everyone (diabetic or not) should eat a balanced diet with the correct combination of protein, carbohydrate, and fat to maintain and stabilize blood sugar levels. Fresh fruit in moderation, vegetables, complex carbohydrates, lean meat or other protein. Sugary products should only be used for rescue if the blood sugar bottoms out as they cause it to go too high and then plummet again.

2008-12-03 08:38:40 -0600 Report

Thanks a lot for good advice; I have been told by my doctor that it is a problem and can be dangerous. Never told me what to do. So I haven't done anything. luv:->)lilmarm52, Claudia

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Midnights Mom 2008-12-02 18:32:33 -0600 Report

lilmarm52, perhaps you should try more frequent meals and/or snacks that don't pack on sugars or carbs. Try fresh fruis, vegetables, and legumes as thee have more fiber and release glucose at a slower rate. Also, planning an even distribution of carbohydrates over the cousre of the day will help keep glucose levels more even all day long.