Have you ever found yourself feeling like a bag of mixed emotions and just cannot pin down why? Maybe your sugar levels are low, and your body is trying to tell you something. But how would you know if that’s the case? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Here are some tips on how to spot when your sugar is running low.
The Science Behind Sugar Levels
Before we dive into the symptoms of low blood sugar level, it’s important to understand what causes fluctuation in our blood glucose levels. Glucose or commonly known as ‘sugar’ travels through our bloodstream which provides energy for our daily activities. Think of glucose as fuel for your car; without fuel, your car won’t move anywhere.
Several factors affect glucose levels in our body including diet, exercise routine and hormone production such as insulin (secreted by pancreas) which helps regulate blood glucose level (BGL).
When there is inadequate BGL in the bloodstream (hypoglycemia) it can cause various consequences – mostly occur several hours after no food intake but can also have an instant impact on sportsmen during intense physical activity due to sudden drain out of glycogen storages used up by muscles.
Here are some signs that might indicate that your sugar is running low:
1. Shakiness & Trembling
Are coffee shakes suddenly back with vengeance even though you haven’t consumed any caffeine rich substance? Hypoglycemia affects motor functions causing muscle tremor often called ‘coffee shakes’. Since almost all cells use soluble sugars carried in circulation – brain cells are left dazed resulting in behavior change.
2. Blurry Vision
Sudden blurring or loss/impairment in vision ability could be a sign form hypoglycaemic episodes since eyes rely heavily on immediate availability of different sugars to cater its needs.
3. Lack of Focus & Irritability
Feel like you’re in a fog and losing concentration easily? Glucose is the brain’s primary source of fuel for attention which when low can also cause agitation.
Are headaches becoming your constant companion recently even though you don’t suffer from them often? This too could be due to hypoglycaemic pressure changes in cerebral tissue.
5. Mild Depression
Low sugar levels causes hormonal imbalance causing mood swings or sudden dip in feeling cheerful thus leading to mild depression.
Pro Tip: Try munching on light snack like fruits, nuts etc frequently but avoid processed sugary foods whose effects will make your pancreas work twice as hard and shut down insulin production completely upsetting glucose homeostasis
Treatment For Low Sugar Levels
Now that we’ve identified some common signs of low blood sugar let’s discuss how to bring it back up! The answer is simple yet effective: eat something containing carbohydrates such as fruit, bread or pasta – whatever works best for you!
However level-3 hypoglycemia warnings include dizziness along with disorientation so any kind of cooking should be avoided.
Here are some additional tips:
- Always keep snacks within reach for such scenarios where BGL falls way beyond healthy range
- Avoid overconsumption in response an initial fall which will ultimately result into heavy spike followed by greater ditch falling again instantaneously
- Carry glucometer all time whether traveling through plane or going outstationed
Remember there is no better indicator than our own bodies’ responses, observe closely without overlooking signal missed.
A large part of daily endeavors require the aid of cerebellum cells putting prime on fuelling them at regular intervals . Fuel yourself frequently guys afterall glucose is life juice!
Always be aware of the symptoms and if you suspect that your sugar is running low, take action right away. By taking care of yourself and maintaining a healthy diet, you can ensure that your blood glucose levels remain steady throughout the day!
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