Reactive hypoglycemia: Treatment
relieve reactive hypoglycemia, some health professionals
recommend taking the following steps:
small meals and snacks about every 3
a variety of foods, including meat, poultry, fish, or non-meat
sources of protein, foods such as whole-grain bread, fruits,
vegetables, and dairy products.
Choose high-fiber foods and food with a
moderate-to-low glycemic index.
Avoid or limit foods high in sugar,
especially on an empty stomach.
Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and highly starchy
foods such as white rice, potatoes, corn, and popcorn (all very
high on the glycemic index).
Adding soluble fibers (e.g., 5 to 10 grams of
hemicellulose , pectin or guar
gum) to a
meal may help to relieve symptoms, especially in dumping
Limiting total intake of carbohydrate to 130
grams/day can reduce the severity of
doctor can refer you to a registered dietitian for personalized
meal planning advice. Although some health professionals
recommend a diet high in protein and low in carbohydrates,
studies have not proven the effectiveness of this kind of diet
for reactive hypoglycemia. If the diet does not provide a
relief in symptoms, there are some medications which can be
useful in reactive hypoglycemia, and that should be
administrated only by a