Top
10
Doctor insights on: When And What Should I Eat If I Am Hypoglycemic And Want To Exercise

Share
1

1
When and what should I eat if I am hypoglycemic and want to exercise?

When and what should I eat if I am hypoglycemic and want to exercise?

Frequnetly: Eat 6 equal meals about every 3 hours. Emphasize vegetables and high quality meat good fats, and fiber to keep blood sugar stable. Avoid sweet fruits and fruit juices although fruit can be eaten prior to exercise since it is taken up by muscles and won't cause reactive hypoglycemia. Don't over exercise. Listen to your body. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Heidi Fowler
5,044 doctors shared insights

Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


2

2
What type of foods should I eat if I am hypoglycemic?

What type of foods should I eat if I am hypoglycemic?

ADA recommends:: Keep some fast-acting sugars handy in case you go low. Here's a list of fast-acting sugars: 3 glucose tablets 4 ounces of apple or orange juice 4 ounces of regular soda (not diet!) about 1 tablespoon of cake frosting or icing about 3 jolly ranchers® about 6 lifesavers®. ...Read more

4

4
What is the best way to eat if I am hypoglycemic. I bought a meter to check blood sugar 2 hrs after eating and its aways 92. Is that too low?

What is the best way to eat if I am hypoglycemic. I bought a meter to check blood sugar 2 hrs after eating and its aways 92. Is that too low?

Your sugar is normal: In my 35 years of practice, I have never seen a case of reactive hypoglycemia. The disorder doesn't exist, if you're overweight the symptoms are a natural response to your glucose level returning to normal. Don't waste your money o GTT or any fad diets of treatments. Lose wt if heavy. Meter will always read lower than real sugar and it's still totally normal. Stop obsessing! ...Read more

6

6
I'm hypoglycemic what kind of food is best for me to eat?

I'm hypoglycemic what kind of food is best for me to eat?

Lean Protein: Avoid simple carbs - but most importantly smaller meals containing protein multiple times a day- every 3-4 hours-----don't skip meals! ...Read more

7

7
Hypoglycemic every day between 4 and 5pm! any suggestions to avoid this late day crash! I do eat lunch!

Hypoglycemic every day between 4 and 5pm! any suggestions to avoid this late day crash! I do eat lunch!

Meds or snack: First, if you are taking meds for diabetes, check with your doc about adjusting them. Otherwise, try a snack at 3pm, with a mix of complex carbs and protein to help head this off. Ideas: apple slices ; peanut butter, cheese and whole wheat crackers, nuts and raisins. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
If I feely hypoglycemic, shouldn't I eat sugar to compensate?

If I feely hypoglycemic, shouldn't I eat sugar to compensate?

Test your sugar! : Are you diabetic? On meds for it? What meds? If you feel hypo you should test your blood sugar and, if under 70, treat it with 15 grams of sugar (about 15 jelly belly jellybeans, 15 grams of glucose tablets or gel, an 8 oz. Glass of milk or a standard piece of white bread, as examples). No ice cream or chocolate! (see my article on diabetes in the elderly at sugarnancy.Com) rechk 15 min. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
What are good foods to eat for a hypoglycemic person who can't keep their blood sugars up?

What are good foods to eat for a hypoglycemic person who can't keep their blood sugars up?

Protein: Nuts are a good source of protein that you can easily carry with you at all times to eat to prevent hypoglycemia. About 1 ounce of nuts is recommended. Also, stay away from processed carbohydrates as they contribute to the highs and lows of blood Insulin and blood sugar. Try to eat more whole grains with fiber and fresh fruits and vegetables. ...Read more