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You can even get low blood sugar
when you’re sleeping. at can
cause nightmares, night sweats and
poor sleep.
What you can do.
Test right
away if you have signs of low blood
sugar. You can quickly treat it with
glucose tablets or certain foods.
Look for items with 15 to 20 grams
of sugar or carbohydrates.
Some good choices are:
½ cup of fruit juice or regular soda.
2 tablespoons of raisins.
1 tablespoon of honey.
1 cup of milk.
Fifteen minutes after you eat,
recheck your blood sugar. If you
need to, keep eating and checking
until it is above 70 mg/dL.
Source: National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
f you have diabetes, you have
to take steps to help prevent
high blood sugar. But low blood
sugar can be a problem too.
Low blood sugar is called
hypoglycemia. It can be caused by
drugs used to treat diabetes. You
may also get it if you:
Skip or
delay meals.
Don’t eat enough.
Exercise more than usual.
Drink alcohol.
When it’s too low.
Very low
blood sugar may make you pass
out. So it’s important to know the
symptoms. ey are:
Di culty speaking.
Feeling shaky,
dizzy or weak.
Pale skin.
Managing low blood sugar
2 cups (8 ounces) diced, cooked
turkey breast
Turkey salad with cranberries and pecans
1 small Granny Smith apple, peeled,
cored and diced
3 tablespoons dried cranberries,
coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons chopped pecans
1 can (11 ounces) mandarin orange
sections, drained and cut into small
¼ cup fat-free plain yogur t
1 tablespoon reduced-fat mayonnaise
1½ teaspoons brown mustard
½ teaspoon salt
Ground black pepper
8 Boston lettuce leaves
In mixing bowl, combine turkey,
apple, cranberries and pecans. Add
orange sections. Set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together
yogur t, mayonnaise and mustard.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Drizzle dressing over turkey mixture
while using a fork to gently mix in.
Arrange 2 lettuce leaves on each of
4 salad plates. Mound ¼ of salad on
top of lettuce and ser ve immediately,
accompanied by whole-grain
crackers, if desired.
Nutrition information
Makes 4 servings. Per serving:
203 calories, 6g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 20g
carbohydrates, 19g protein, 3g dietary fiber,
391mg sodium
Source: American Institute for Cancer Research
Talk with your
provider about how to prevent
and treat low blood sugar.