Type 2 diabetes is commonly associated with high blood sugar levels. Certain dietary decisions may impair the body's ability to produce insulin by raising blood sugar levels. If left untreated, this can lead to life-threatening conditions such as heart disease and stroke. However, blood sugar levels may drop to dangerously low levels as well.
Low blood pressure, known as hypoglycemia, occurs when blood glucose levels fall below 4 mmol / L (72mg / dL), explained Diabetes.co.uk.
Although many people associate diabetes with high blood sugar levels, blood sugar levels can plummet if a person does not achieve a healthy balance between diabetes medication (especially insulin), food and drink they eat, and amount of physical activity.
A common sign of hypoglycemia is a headache or migraine, as the Migraine Trust explained: "The brain requires a continuous supply of glucose from the blood to function, and if glucose levels fall (as in hypoglycemia) the brain is one of the affected organs. "
The brain that does not get enough glucose causes most of the symptoms of hypoglycemia, which include: headache, migraine, confusion, nausea, sweating, fainting, and hypothermia. In extreme cases, prolonged low blood pressure can induce a coma or death.
Fasting, eating high sugar foods, eating too strict diets and skipping meals can cause blood pressure to fall, which are also common aggravations of headaches and migraines. Even delayed or irregular meals can trigger the condition, added healthy body.
According to the health agency, "The headaches produced by lack of food are usually very severe and accompanied by mild nausea.
"There is also a similarity between some of the symptoms of missing a meal and the early (premonitory) warning signs of a migraine attack, such as: yawning, pallor, sweating, headache, craving for sweet things and mood swings . "
Making simple dietary adjustments so that blood sugar levels return to normal levels should also avoid the threat of a headache or a migraine attack. The Migraine Trust advises you to eat low-sugar, low-fat meals frequently. People at risk of hypoglycemia should never miss breakfast or skip meals.
The charity also recommends adhering to a healthy and balanced diet with more unrefined foods, fresh fruits and vegetables and reducing sugary attacks such as cakes and biscuits, explained: "Natural sugars in unrefined foods are digested much more slowly than those in refined foods, which means that glucose is released into the bloodstream more slowly and therefore is less likely to stimulate the overproduction of insulin leading to hypoglycemia. "
If you are dieting, plan to lose a smaller amount of weight over a longer period of time. This is also a better way of dieting since it is easier to maintain the weight when you finish adding the health body.
Headaches and migraine attacks caused by fasting may not always be due to hypoglycemia, however, The Migraine Trust noted: "For example, they may be caused by the stress hormones released by the body during the fast.
"They also tend to be triggered by dehydration and lack of sleep. Changes in caffeine intake, for example, drinking less tea or coffee, and changes in smoking frequency also often trigger headaches and migraines. "
According to Diabetes UK, there are also a number of other symptoms that people with hypoglycemia may experience, including:
- Trembling and feeling unstable
- Be anxious or angry
- Going pale
- Palpitations and a fast pulse
- Lips, feeling, tingly
- Blurred view
- Be hungry
- Feeling tearful
- Lack of concentration