Low glucose symptoms help to identify other problems, check out how they occur!
In today’s world, we live on eating in the worst possible way: fast food, excess sugar, soft drinks and many foods that allow us to have quick meals, but in the long run, destroy our body’s health. In today’s article, we’ll talk a little bit about one of these problems and learn to identify the symptoms of low glucose that can occur. Anyone who already has problems like diabetes knows that it is super important to always measure your rates (with freestyle libre for example) But first let’s understand what it is about, follow up with us …
What is glucose?
Going straight to the point, glucose is a carbohydrate that is considered by doctors and scientists, one of the most important sources of energy for our body. Glucose is obtained from sweet, natural or manufactured foods, in addition to starches and carbohydrates. Glucose is obtained by our body through sucrose (the sugar produced through plants such as sugar cane and beet) and fructose (natural sugar, obtained directly from fruits). Those interested in losing weight should choose foods with less glucose , such as vegetables, whole foods and high fiber carbohydrates.
In our body, the pancreas is the organ responsible for producing the hormone called insulin, which is responsible for allowing glucose to enter our cells. If there is a problem with the pancreas, there may be a deficiency in insulin production which alters the uptake of glucose by cells resulting in an increase in blood glucose. This can cause a series of problems, such as the occurrence of diabetes mellitus or problems such as hypoglycemia, which is the lack of blood sugar and can cause:
Low Glucose Symptoms
It is not difficult to notice when they occur, the symptoms of low glucose are very clear and easily recognized by people with diabetes:
- Excessive Hunger
- Tremors and sweat
- Feeling of weakness
- Mental confusion
- Heart palpitation
In the most common cases, the simple fact of ingesting sugar, makes the person return to normal, but the recommendation is always to have medical help, so that he is sure that these symptoms are associated with low glucose or is it another problem more serious.
What are the problems that involve low glucose?
The main one is Hypoglycemia, which is a disorder caused by the low concentration of glucose (sugar) in the blood, which can affect people with diabetes or not.
Hypoglycemia is considered by many to be a side effect of treating diabetes, but several other factors can also lead a person to develop a hypoglycemic condition. That’s because hypoglycemia is not a disease in itself, but an indicator that there may be some more serious health problem.
How to keep Glucose at the correct level?
- Exercise regularly. Avoid standing still (a), our body was born to move;
- use the stairs instead of the elevator;
- Walk whenever possible and don’t spend long periods sitting around watching TV;
- Try to have a healthy diet;
- Always include fruits and vegetables on your menu;
- Try to eat every 3 hours, so you will be able to eat less food at a time;
- Avoid added sugars in teas, coffee and juices;
- Avoid soft drinks;
- Reduce your intake of sweets, candies, gum and chocolates as much as you can.
Also keep your visits to the doctor constant and with him up to date with everything and your exams. Hypoglycemia should always be monitored closely.
Well folks, I hope you enjoyed the tips and that you can successfully identify the symptoms of low glucose. Always consult your doctor regularly!