What is low blood sugar? What are the symptoms of hypoglycemia?

Many people experience both low and high blood sugar swings with a tendency to spend more time either high or low. If you have a tendency towards LOW blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, you may experience any or all of these symptoms:

  • Slow starter in the morning, hard to wake up

  • Hangry, irritable, shakey, fatigued and anxious between

    meals

  • Improved energy and function after meals 

  • Mood swings.

  • Energy dips or plummets around 3–4 pm

  • Sugar cravings in the afternoon and after dinner

  • Dizzy, lightheaded, fainting spells
  • Wake up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep

  • Have to eat all day long to stay balanced

The idea of being hangry between meals has become somewhat of a cultural joke but it's really a symptom that should be taken seriously and can be reversed. 

If you feel more stable after eating, that is a sign of hypoglycemia. Meals shouldn't have an impact on our mental stability. If they do, that is a sign of low blood sugar.

If you have any or all of these symptoms, consider the possibility that you need to create balance in your blood sugar systems.