Something I’ve discovered through my own research into hypoglycemia is that many common prescription medications – like painkillers, antibiotics, sleeping pills (particularly bad) anti-inflammatories etc – can have major affects on your blood sugar.
So, if you are regularly taking any medications, there’s a strong chance they could be causing or contributing to your hypoglycemia.
This is important to understand because the hypoglycemic affect of some common medications is far stronger than eating sugar!
The list of medications that cause hypoglycemia is far too long to include here but generally it includes most painkillers, anti-inflammatories, anti-coagulants, cortico-steroids, sleeping pills and even supplements like calcium gluconate.
I outline this in my book ‘Revealed: The Hidden Truth About Hypoglycemia‘.
Talking of drugs, alcohol of course is a drug and can also have serious affects on your blood sugar. I don’t want to be a total killjoy and say you can never drink any alcohol – but just remember, if you do, only have one glass, and always drink it with a meal, which will slow down the absorption of the alcohol and minimize and adverse effect.
The good news is, hypoglycemia can be completely controlled through the correct diet (and it’s a very easy diet that won’t drive you crazy trying to follow).
Find out more in ‘Revealed The Hidden Truth About Hypoglycemia‘.