When I was younger, I remember that many of our family plans would be derailed by my mother’s blood sugar problems. I didn’t even know what blood sugar was. I just thought my mom was being dramatic and ruining our trip to Disneyland. But, after having my own low blood sugar incident—complete with a frightening temperature drop, nausea, faintness, and difficulty seeing—I realized that my mom was not being dramatic. Having blood sugar problems is no joke. It can be absolutely terrifying and make one feel like they need to be rushed to urgent care, when really, they just need some quality nutrients. Some individuals are just more prone to having blood sugar levels affect their overall sense of wellbeing than others. But if you are one of them, then you need to learn to manage it. Here are important things you should do to maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
Watch your simple carb intake
While you don’t need to go on a no-carb diet to manage blood sugar levels, you should know that simple carbohydrates such as white bread and pasta turn into sugar in your body quickly, and can cause blood sugar spikes. A low-carb diet has been found to be effective in managing blood sugar levels.