Keeping a daily record of physical activity, food intake, and insulin administration can help pinpoint causes of hypoglycemia. Learn more about treatment of hypoglycemia in this month’s issue!

Hypoglycemia and Food

Keeping a daily record of physical activity, food intake, and insulin administration can help pinpoint causes of hypoglycemia.  A careful review of carbohydrate intake may identify areas of your meal plan that need to be updated. Diabetes is a progressive disease requiring periodic review of your meal plan and medication. Share your record keeping with your health-care provider and registered dietitian to fine-tune carbohydrate counting and/or carb-to-insulin ratios.

Hypoglycemia Unawareness

Hypoglycemia happens when blood glucose drops below 70mg/dl. Most people recognize low blood glucose symptoms, and get relief of these symptoms after eating a fast-acting carbohydrate. Individuals taking insulin or some type 2 diabetes medications are at risk of hypoglycemia.