Low blood sugar is not just a feeling, but also true in the body. In addition to trembling, restlessness, and nausea, there may also be tingling and numbness in the limbs, even visual disturbances. These symptoms are due to a rapid drop in blood sugar and an increase in stress hormone levels.
Sawing blood sugar from a high value to a low value is called reactive hypoglycemia, to which some of us are more sensitive.
In a healthy blood sugar, it returns to normal, but a person with reactive hypoglycemia easily accumulates excess pounds because eating eliminates nasty symptoms.
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Eating always raises blood sugar
Every time we eat, our blood sugar goes up. Then the insulin secreted by the pancreas rushes to the rescue. Insulin is a hormone that takes sugar from the bloodstream to fuel cells. At the same time, blood sugar stabilizes.
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Similarly, as blood sugar begins to fall, the insulin antagonist hormone glucagon begins to pump liver glucose stores into the bloodstream. This ensures that the cells receive glucose even in an emergency.
Hunger alone is not a sign of low blood sugar, as hunger is also affected by emotions, habits and habits or the fact that time has passed since the previous meal.
A steady food rhythm equalizes the sugar
When blood sugar stays steady, we stay refreshed and not flesh. It works best when not slipping from a regular meal rhythm. Snacking on snacks is prone to blood sugar cutting up and down.
Too long meal intervals, on the other hand, create so much hunger that it doesn’t seem to subside properly at all. When hungry, one becomes easily refueled with foods that raise blood sugar, such as sugar and white grains.
What should I eat so that the sugar does not spike?
It is sometimes thought that only foods that contain sugar, such as pastries or candies, raise blood sugar, even though all foods containing carbohydrates, such as pasta, nuts, bread, potatoes, milk, and fruit, do so.
However, pruning all carbohydrates is not the solution to controlling blood sugar. Then the feeling of hunger may knock even faster again and you should eat something that will quickly raise your blood sugar. When the glucose level suddenly drops again, hunger or mood strikes again.
Instead of bans, it is better to make wise choices. Carbohydrates are both slowly and rapidly absorbed. Rye bread raises blood sugar more slowly and less than, say, a sugary drink or a chocolate bar.
It may also matter in which order the foods are eaten. Eating vegetables before the main meal seems to raise blood sugar more moderately.
Sawing sugar affects the brain as well
Blood sugar uniformity is important for more than just hunger and gaining weight, as the brain needs glucose. If blood sugar is sawing, it is also reflected in the mind. Annoying and things get tangled up.
If your blood sugar drops very low, the central nervous system will not work properly. It can lead to arrhythmias, loss of consciousness, accidents.
Dramatic symptoms are mainly seen in diabetics whose medications lower blood sugar. Severe hypoglycemias can even predispose to dementia.
In a healthy person, blood sugar levels do not vary greatly. Too high blood sugar is a sign of diabetes and too low is a sign of hypoglycemia.
The blood sugar level remains between 4 and 6 millimoles, and in a healthy one it does not fall below 4 mmol / l. In a glucose stress test in which the subject is drinking a sugary fluid, blood sugar is usually less than 8 mmol / l. Impaired glucose tolerance is defined as a blood glucose level of 7.8 to 11 mmol two hours after a glucose test.
The experts are nutritionist Katri Jokinen, Medical Center Diacor and professor, chief physician Johan Eriksson.
This article has appeared in Good Health magazine. As a subscriber, you can read all numbers free of charge from the digilehdet.fi service.
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