The following are common foods that may be used to correct blood sugar and their calorie counts:
|Product||Serving Size||Calories||Fat (g)||Cholesterol (mg)||Sodium (mg)||Carbs (g)|
|Glucose Tablets made with Dex4||1 Tablet||20||0||0||0||4|
|Soda, Cola*||1 - 12 oz can||155||1||0||11||38|
|Orange Juice*||8 fl oz||122||0||0||5||29|
|Hard Candy*||1 piece||24||0||0||2||6|
|Candy Bar*||1 bar (2 oz)||280||14||7||136||35|
It is possible to gain weight when trying to correct low blood sugar because the proper foods are not being used or too much food is being consumed. Weight gain may lead to further complications for people with diabetes, so it is important to be smart about what you use to correct low blood sugar. Dex4 glucose tablets, liquids and gels help raise low blood sugar fast and are 80 calories per 4 tablets and 60 calories each for 1 liquid bottle and 1 gel pouch.
*US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Nutrient Data Laboratory. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28. Version Current: September 2015. Internet: http://www.ars.usda.gov/nea/bhnrc/ndl.
When using foods and beverages to correct low blood sugar, it is often difficult to only eat as much as you need for a couple of reasons:
If you are experiencing frequent hypoglycemia, consult with your healthcare professional about any necessary changes in your diet and/or medication. When you do have low blood sugar, try to correct it with a pure glucose product to avoid over correcting and consuming too many extra calories.