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10 Health Warning Signs of Low Blood Sugar


You’re bombarded with messages about how important it is to monitor your sugar intake, as too much can cause a host of problems (especially if you’re diabetic). However, it’s just as important to make sure you have adequate sugar in your system, as you can end up with a variety of symptoms from low blood sugar.

It’s also important to note that if you’re diabetic, certain medicines can actually leave your blood sugar at dangerously low levels due to the increased insulin that processes glucose (sugar), especially if you accidentally skip a meal. Here are ten signs you have low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and that you should consume something healthy to deliver sugar – such as fruit or juice – to help correct it.

1. Irritability

If you suddenly find yourself lashing out at people for no apparent reason, then you may need a hit of sugar or carbohydrates, notes EverydayHealth.com. The word “hangry” has caught on in modern vocabulary, and it refers to a foul mood when you’re hungry and your body needs food (read: glucose).

These mood swings can cause “hysterical crying” in some people, as well as “uncontrollable anger,” adds the source. If you start to feel your anger levels rising or benign situations seem to be affecting you more than usual, try eating a banana or another healthy source of sugar.

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