Our expert says:
This dip in sugar levels towards the late afternoon happens in many people, but if as you describe, you get irritable and feel as if you are starving and possibly also feel a bit shaky, then you may be suffering from hypoglycaemia. I would recommend that you ask your gp to test if you do have hypoglycaemia and if this is confirmed then you will need to eat a low glycaemic index (GI) diet. Such a diet needs to consist of low-GI foods, esp low-GI carbohydrates. Click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'The Glycaemic Index' and read the articles on the GI. You may find it tricky to get into eating only low-GI foods so it may also be a good idea to consult a clinical dietitian. Visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area. You can also contact The Glycemic Index Foundation of SA at: www.gifoundation.com for additional information about low-GI eating.
Hope you can get those blood sugar levels under control.
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