Hypoglycemia and a low carb diet
A low carb diet can be beneficial for people with hypoglycemia.
Your low carb diet questionI am hypoglycemic. How will a low carb diet affect me?
The low carb expert answersA low carb regimen is ideal for hypoglycemics and diabetics. Abrupt changes in blood sugar play havoc with blood glucose levels. High carb intake drives up natural insulin production, which in the hypoglycemic frequently overshoots the mark, driving the blood glucose down sharply -- below normal -- depriving the brain of its only source of fuel!
The sweating, shakiness and nervous and clammy sensations that accompany this are due to an adrenaline rush from what amounts to metabolic panic. A quick dose of sugar may be a good rescue intervention, but prevention hinges on limiting carbs to small quantities in complex form.