Yes. People with diabetes should wear identification stating they have diabetes and whether they have recurrent low blood sugar. Those at risk for the health condition should be counseled on checking blood sugars before they drive a car, operate heavy machinery, or do anything physically taxing. In addition, it is important to carry a quick-acting glucose source (such as those mentioned above) at all times, and keep a source in their car, office, and by their bedside. Efforts should be made to minimize the hypoglycemic effects of drug regimens and to avoid variable surges in exercise , activity, and drinking alcohol.
Above all, meals should not be missed and should be consumed in adequate quantities. A balanced diet can undoubtedly help to maintain blood sugar levels. When healthy meals are accompanied with periodical snacks, low blood sugar can be avoided at almost all times. A light exercise regimen can ensure metabolic consistency, which is very important as it allows the blood to better absorb glucose from the digestive system. Although heavy exercise is a potential risk for hypoglycemia, the benefits outweigh the risks, when balanced with heavy meals.
I am confused as to how this is different than hypothyroidism….?? I guess I don’t get it all. I do have a question though, I have a chronically low temperature, EXCEPT when I’m at a doctor’s office. Is it that I am always bundled up because I’m so cold or know I will get cold? I usually run anywhere from -, but I have found that every time I think I have a fever, I check and that is when my temperature is the lowest, yet I am hot and sweating and very uncomfortable! Is there an explanation for this?