The Hypoglycemia Support Foundation, Inc., is world renowned for providing support, advocacy and information about the causes, prevention and management of hypoglycemia, also known as low blood sugar.
“Hypoglycemia, the Blood Sugar Roller Coaster”
infographic educates patients and healthcare professionals
about low blood sugar.
To view the image below in high resolution,
please click on the image to view a PDF version.
Links provided in the infographic are here:
Hypoglycemia Diet: www.hypoglycemia.org/diet
Hypoglycemia Tests: www.hypoglycemia.org/test
Want to learn how to control hypoglycemia before it controls you?
The 5th Edition of The Do’s and Don’ts of Hypoglycemia
includes highly informative results of a national survey
conducted by the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation.
Hypoglycemia, like most metabolic disorders, is primarily diet driven.
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#Hypoglycemia / #LowBloodSugar is one of the most confusing, complicated, misunderstood, and too often, misdiagnosed conditions – it can be a roller coaster experience. This comprehensive infographic explains why. Click to view #HypoglycemiaRollerCoasterhttps://t.co/fe9GVTgBrp pic.twitter.com/q4wAWv6qt9
— Hypoglycemia (@Hypoglycemia101) April 18, 2018
“Hypoglycemia is usually unrecognized and often misdiagnosed. This important infographic is a great tool for patients to recognize the signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia and how to care for themselves if they have it. It is especially useful for those who have been told ‘it’s all in your head.’”
– John DeLuca, M.D.
“Very few people understand how important it is to have an even flow of energy (glucose) to our cells–especially our brain. I am so happy to see a hypoglycemia website and infographic that provide real solutions for people who experience the blood sugar roller coaster. A busy lifestyle, stress, and fast / processed food lacking nutrients – all wreak havoc on blood sugar and health. It is wonderful to see the resources provided by the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation.”
– Dr. Lynn Lafferty, PharmD, ND, CNC
“Providing both medical professionals and individuals information about the symptoms, diagnosis and potential treatment option for “hypoglycemia” is so critical. Many individuals have suffered from symptoms for years but never knew they had “hypoglycemia.” This infographic created by HSF provides an education resource that is invaluable to both these individuals and medical professionals. Increased knowledge about hypoglycemia will help prevent more serious metabolic conditions and improve quality of life.”
– Keith Berkowitz, M.D.
“Rarely does a day go by, where I don’t find myself treating a child or adolescent whose parents bring them in with a myriad of complaints from headaches to fatigue, moodiness, nausea, abdominal pain and poor sleep. As a pediatric gastroenterologist, the one common thread I most often find in these children’s’ lives, the single factor with the most impact, is their diet. Often what I discover is that these children are suffering from the metabolic ups and downs of glycemic responses. This is exactly why I love the HSF infographic, precisely the “roller coaster” comparison. With this tool in hand, now I’ll be able to do a better job of explaining the dangers of poor dietary habits on every body system. The graphic will show kids how dietary choices impact our health at every level, and what they can do to heal their bodies and minds with real food.”
– Uma Pisharody, MD, FAAP
“Long before you get diabetes or heart disease, low blood sugar sends a variety of warnings, like a ‘canary in the coal mine.’ This condition is now so widely experienced that it seems “normal” to many – low blood sugar is NOT normal.”
– Wolfram Alderson, HSF CEO
“Low blood sugar (LBS) or hypoglycemia is a REAL health condition linked with many symptoms that affect your quality of life. Over medication, IS NOT the only cause of LBS. When your body cannot handle blood sugar normally, it can lead to high or low blood sugar. You can help normalize blood sugar, improve energy, control appetite and escape low blood sugar symptoms by eating a healthy nutrition plan that targets LBS (this means consuming mini-meals throughout the day that contain small amounts of fiber-rich low carbohydrate foods). The Hypoglycemia Support Foundation cares and is committed to helping both the public and health professionals recognize the symptoms and provide solutions to treat LBS as a medical condition. Learn more about LBS through this easy to understand infographic. Please join us and share in this educational initiative that will help save lives, http://hypoglycemia.org/info.”
-Valerie Goldstein, MS RD CDE CDN
Dr. Ann Childers, Psychiatrist, finds a root cause of many patients’ mental health issues are rooted in metabolic disorders often accompanied by blood sugar irregularity. “This infographic on hypoglycemia brings a new level of awareness and understanding to a condition that is suffered by many needlessly. Understanding and resolving hypoglycemia requires a holistic approach that looks at diet, lifestyle, stress and medical conditions. The HSF has created an educational resource worthy of sharing with my patients as well as with other doctors.”
– Dr. Ann Childers
“As a cardiologist, I’m aware hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) can be caused by many possible medical conditions, but diet-related issues are among the leading causes. This new infographic by the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation provides an excellent blend of science, medicine, and practical information that can help sufferers of hypoglycemia see the condition as an opportunity to avoid more serious metabolic conditions – if appropriate actions are taken. I hope healthcare professionals embrace this new educational tool provided by a respected patient advocacy organization.”
– Dr. Aseem Malhotra, Cardiologist
“Hypoglycemia is usually diagnosed as “something else” and most doctors don’t appreciate its impact, therefore people need to be armed with the appropriate information.”
-Dr. Robert Lustig, Neuroendocrinologist and HSF Medical Advisor
“Because long before you get type 2 diabetes or heart disease, low blood sugar, also called hypoglycemia, sends you insistent warnings, like a “canary in a coal mine,” while you still have time to spare yourself. The gift messages take many forms: anxiety, depression, physical and mental fatigue, brain fog and cravings – all with the same greeting: ‘Change while there’s still time.’ Assuming you listen and act, it could save you a lifetime of unnecessary suffering.
– Dorothy Mullen, Founder, The Suppers Programs (www.thesuppersprograms.org)
More than a decade ago, Connie Bennett was a sugar addict, carb junkie, night owl and overworked journalist… today she advocates for others and has sponsored the development of a comprehensive infographic on hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). “I never would have gone sugar free without the tremendous support from the amazing Roberta Ruggiero and the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation.”
“The Hypoglycemia Support Foundation Infographic is highly informative, offering scope, context, and useful, practical solutions. This should be in the office of doctors and other health professionals offering adjunct guidance for their patients.”
– Patty James, M.S., C.N.C., Director of Nutrition and Culinary, NutriCern
2016 Copyright. Hypoglycemia Support Foundation, Inc. is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The information contained herein is not intended as medical advice. Its intention is solely informational and educational. It is assumed that the reader will consult a medical or health professional should the need for one be warranted.