When your GP tells you your blood glucose is too high to eat, you might be tempted to try a low-carbohydrate diet.
But this approach might not be the best option if your doctor thinks you’re in a hypoglycaemic state.
If you’re experiencing symptoms of hypoglycinemia (low blood sugar), it’s important to talk to your GP about your treatment options.
The answer to whether to try low-glycemic diets may depend on the severity of your symptoms, your medical history and your family history of the condition.
The first thing to know about hypoglycinosis is that it’s a condition in which the body cannot properly use carbohydrates for energy.
This means it’s usually associated with severe obesity and insulin resistance.
Your doctor may suggest that you take some carbs as part of your normal treatment for a few weeks or months.
This might mean you take carbs that you normally eat for weight loss or muscle building.
If your doctor advises you to cut back on your carbohydrate intake, it could affect your blood sugar and cause more problems.
You may also want to consider taking a beta blocker to reduce the effects of the medication.
When you have symptoms of diabetes, your body can’t properly use glucose.
It can’t metabolise it into ketones, which can be used for energy in your cells.
This can cause hypoglycalcaemia (low glucose).
The first symptom of hypglycaemia is low blood sugar, which is a combination of high blood pressure and heartburn.
This is when your blood is unusually low and your body’s natural production of glucose (ketones) stops.
The symptoms of low blood glucose can include: difficulty keeping your body cool