What is the best food to eat when your blood sugar is low?
Below are some of the best foods for people looking to maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
- Whole wheat or pumpernickel bread. Share on Pinterest Pumpernickel has a low GI score and fewer carbs than other breads.
- Most fruits.
- Sweet potatoes and yams.
- Oatmeal and oat bran.
- Most nuts.
- Cold-water fish.
How can I raise my blood sugar quickly?
Eat some quick-sugar foods. If your blood sugar level is less than 70 mg/dL, eat about 15 grams of carbs (1/2 cup of fruit juice or a tablespoon of sugar or honey). Recheck your blood glucose after 15 minute. Snack again if needed.
How do you treat low blood sugar?
First, eat or drink 15 grams of a fast-acting carbohydrate, such as:
- Three to four glucose tablets.
- One tube of glucose gel.
- Four to six pieces of hard candy (not sugar-free)
- 1/2 cup fruit juice.
- 1 cup skim milk.
- 1/2 cup soft drink (not sugar-free)
What causes low blood sugar?
Low blood sugar can happen in people with diabetes who take medications that increase insulin levels in the body. Taking too much medication, skipping meals, eating less than normal, or exercising more than usual can lead to low blood sugar for these individuals. Blood sugar is also known as glucose.