20 Things You Didn’t Know About Diabetes and Diet

Fast-Acting Sugars Are Crucial

“When someone is experiencing a low blood glucose (70 mg/dl or below) they should consume a fast acting carbohydrate,” Smithson says. He warns that someone with diabetes who has low blood glucose levels, also known as hypoglycemia, should eat a fast acting source of sugar. He suggests a few jelly beans, four or five glucose tablets, a tablespoon of sugar or honey, four ounces of juice, or six ounces of regular soda.

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