How to identify low blood sugar: Symptoms of hypoglycemia.

Sep 01, 2020

Mindful Omnivores are mindful, not only of what we eat, but of how our bodies function. Mindful Omnivores are trained to notice when our bodies are out of balance and our lifestyle includes responding in ways that will help our bodies heal. 

Blood sugar imbalances are a major source of physical, mental and emotional distress. Many people will experience bot low and high blood sugar swings. Let's discuss how to identify low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia issue sin our bodies. 

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. 

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