A growing number of people are starting to show sympotoms of hypoglycemia, but don’t have diabetes. Is this a possibility? The answer is yes. Hypoglycemia, which is also called as reactive hypoglycemia, is more like a sensitivity to sugar in the blood than it is a diabetic response due to improper insulin levels. When persons suffering from hypoglycemia without diabetes don’t eat or have poor eating habits, it can cause dips in blood sugar and erratic levels, which can initiate a wide variety of unpleasant symptoms including symptoms like dizziness, headaches, irritability, fainting, and many more. It has been observed that with blood sugar levels, how quickly the blood sugar levels change can actually matter more than the overall levels. So in some cases, if the blood sugar has spikes and dips within normal ranges, yet the time frame is quick, it can cause symptoms to arise.
Different people have different nominal blood sugar levels. Not just that, but symptoms that arise from low blood sugar are much more intense in some persons than in other people. And in a sense, all of us suffer from hypoglycemia. Anyone with low blood sugar is going to exhibit some symptoms show up. They’ll probably feel light headed, fatigued, dizzy and irritable. But for many, their blood sugar dips lower than most and the corresponding symptoms that arise are also more serious. These people are more likely to be true victims of reactive hypoglycemia.
Reactive hypoglycemia is generally set off by a couple of factors. One is consuming foods high in starches and simple carbs. A second is having poor eating habits, like going many hours without a meal, or skipping a meal. These things can cause reactive hypoglycemia to start and a range of miserable symptoms to happen. If you read stories from people who suffer from hypoglycemia, you’ll start to see a common theme that the medical community doesn’t generally diagnose people who have that condition. They generally tell them that there’s not really anything wrong or that there isn’t much they can do. If this sounds like your situation, then there are a couple of things you can try.
So in some ways, it is up to you to find out how your own body operates and reacts to the foods that you eat and to your eating habits. Many people try using food journals. They’ll write down the things they eat, how much and how often they eat, and how they feel throughout the day. By keeping a food journal, it does not take long before you start figuring out which foods are bad for them and which foods are helpful. In addition to this, many people try experimenting a little bit, especially with breakfast. Breakfast is particularly important for sufferers of hypoglycemia, and what you eat for breakfast and how much you eat can definitely get you off to a good start and can make a big difference in how the remainder of the day unfolds. However, if you start the day poorly, it can take a long time to get yourself feeling normal and good again.