Thursday, May 7, 2009

Meal Plan Diet for Hypoglycemia

Diet low carbohydrate for people with hypoglycemia are encourage to apply with dietitian advices. The goal of treatment for hypoglycemia is to delay the absorption of food. This can be accomplished through changes in eating habits. Diabetes treatment plans are designed to match the dose and timing of medication to a person’s usual schedule of meals and activities.

Hypoglycaemia or hypoglycemia is the medical term for a pathologic state produced by a lower than normal level of blood glucose in our body. Hypoglycemia due to hormone deficiencies such as hypopituitarism or adrenal insufficiency usually ceases when the appropriate hormone is replaced.

Design a meal plan that fits one’s personal preferences and lifestyle. Following one’s meal plan is important for managing diabetes. People with diabetes should eat regular meals, have enough food at each meal, and try not to skip meals or snacks. Snacks are particularly important for some people before going to sleep or exercising.

Here is a suggested Meal Plan for Hypoglycemia diet which is recommended by registered dietitian.
Morning Meal
Fruit, Egg or Meat, Bread, Fat, Milk, 2%, Beverage

Noon Meal
Meat, Fish, Cheese, Poultry (Exchange)
Vegetable, Raw 1 or 2

Evening Meal

Meat, Fish, Cheese, Poultry (Exchange)
Vegetable, Raw
Dessert, Sugar-free

Extra Tips For Hypoglycemia Diet:
1.Do not eliminate carbohydrate from the diet.

2. Increase your intake of complex carbohydrates (starches). These foods are absorbed more slowly than simple carbohydrates and therefore do not cause rapid changes in blood sugar levels. Examples of complex carbohydrates are breads, cereals, pasta, rice, vegetables, and legumes.

3. Avoid foods high in simple carbohydrates
such as jams, jellies, table sugar, honey syrup, molasses, pies, candy, cakes, cookies, pastries and soda pop.

4. Increase your intake of fiber. Fiber is the indigestible portion of Fruits, vegetables, legumes and grains. Carbohydrates are absorbed more slowly when they are part of a high fiber meal.

5. Eat Fruit-fresh of canned without sugar - rather than drinking juice. The added fiber will slow down sugar absorption.

6. Eat smaller meals with snacks between meals and at bedtime.

7. Avoid foods and beverages containing caffeine often produces the same symptoms as hypoglycemia and may make you feel worse.

8. Avoid alcoholic beverages. Alcohol lowers blood sugar levels, especially on an empty stomach.
9. Maintain of achieve desirable body weight. Excess weight interferes with the body's ability to use insulin.

9. Decrease you fat intake
. A high-fat diet has been shown to interfere with insulin use. Because fat is high in calories, decreasing fat intake will also help you lose weight. If you are at your desirable body weight, replace calories from fat with calories from complex carbohydrates.


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