I know this is a lot easier said than done, but there are ways you can ensure your blood sugar dips a lot less often. I have had a problem with my sugar level for years, but I’ve found a way to make those horrible dips less frequent
Try not to worry too much – I have always found that getting worried and being anxious about my sugar level does not help at all. A few years ago I would worry if I hadn’t eaten for a few hours, and I could almost feel my sugar level dropping. As soon as I became more relaxed about it, I felt more in control, and these days having to eat something ‘Right now’ has become a lot less frequent.
Eat a good breakfast – This is perhaps one of the most important things you can do. Eating a good breakfast will help to set you up for the day. Opt for slow releasing breakfast cereals that will help you to feel fuller for longer.
Eat fruit – Eating a little bit of fruit every now and then can help to keep your sugar level up. As well as being healthier than sugary or salty snacks, the natural sugar is often released quite slowly, which will help to keep your sugar levels where they should be.
Eat slow-releasing carbs – You don’t have to overdo it and eat pasta, rice, potatoes or bread at every meal, just make sure you have some in your day. These foods will help you to feel fuller for longer and keep your sugar levels more stable.
Try to stay away from anything that makes it drop – What I mean by this is try to stay away from sodas and other sugar-packed foods that give you a sugar rush right before it drops.
Have a little something with you ‘Just in case’ – My mother takes a little pot of dried apricots with her when she goes out. If she’s feeling puckish or starts to feel her sugar level dropping then she has a few of them. Why not make sure you have something with you just in case you feel your sugar level dropping and you cannot eat a bowl of porridge any time soon.
Eat frequently – Ideally you should eat about every 2-3 hours, or sooner if you feel the need. You don’t have to have huge meals every time you eat, just a few nibbles so you can keep going.
Exercise – It may seem odd for me to suggest that you exercise as you may be certain it will result in your blood sugar levels declining, but you could be wrong. When I upped my exercise routine I found that my sugar levels stabilized just as my doctor had suggested. This is even more of a reason to try to add extra exercise to your day, so why not give it a go?
Speak to your doctor if you’re worried – If you’re still worried about your sugar level, speak to your doctor. He or she may recommend medication or other suggestions that could help to improve things for you.
Remember, try not to worry about your sugar level, and work to make some changes in your life that could mean you find it a whole lot more manageable.