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The fascinating world of hypoglycemia by Mind Map: The fascinating world of
hypoglycemia
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The fascinating world of hypoglycemia

In a nutshell...

Brain is good

Brain needs sugar

Brain without sugar is bad

Tell tale signs

What you notice

Shakey

Lack of concentration

Impaired sight

Nightmares

Weakness

What other people will notice

"Glassy" look/gaze

Irrational

Defensive/Paranoid

Makes it worse:

Refined sugars

White stuff

White bread

Cake

White Pasta

White rice

Stimulants (Caffeine, Alcohol, Tobacco)

Not eating. Missing a meal will affect you in the next 48 hours

Excess fruits

Makes it better again:

Carbohydrates in general

Vegetables

Whole-grain food e.g. Brown bread

Prepare! Keep food in your bag at all times like crisps or a banana. (But this is no replacement for a meal!). Keep the pantry stocked up with tinned food!

Many small meals appears to be the single most helpful treatment. Aim for 6

Breakfast is the meal that will set out your entire day. It is very hard to stabilise the rest of the day if it is missed.

Seeing a doctor. You have to have this diagnosed correctly.

Eating sugary foods is a fast solution if you're feeling a bit hypog. But it's effects are extremely short, you need to follow it immediately by carbs which slowly metabolise in to sugar throughout the day.

Your boyfriend...

... is very good at noticing you when you're hypog. Normally it's 3am coming home from the pub. Do not get offended if I suggest a bite to eat x x x

... will only truly be happy when you've seen a doctor! HINT!!!

... misses you loads

"Like a greased pig: Easy to define, hard to pin down"