When symptoms of hypoglycemia do appear and are not due to a specific disease, they may be minimized, or may even be prevented from recurring, by a carefully regulated diet that is lower in carbohydrates and higher in proteins.
The following suggestions that have been offered by some nutritionists may be helpful:
(1) Where possible, cut down on processed foods, such as white sugar and white flour.
(2) Use foods that have the least amount of chemical additives such as artificial food colors and preservatives.
(3) When possible, eat mainly foods that spoil because of not having added preservatives, foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables. (Of course, eat them before they spoil!) And use a wide variety of vegetables, raw, or cooked in a way that keeps in most of the nutrition.
(4) When you do use frozen foods, use the fluid released in thawing, as it often has nutritional value.
(5) Avoid a heavy, steady intake of “junk” foods, such as candies and soft drinks. When you can do so, substitute natural sweets and fruit juices.
(6) Exercise regularly, taking into consideration your age and general health.