E-mails to Christine (GlucoMenu® Nutrition Director)
Christine is a Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator
E-mail your questions to Christine at: nutrition@GlucoMenu.com
Q. I noticed right after lunch I get really tired.
I try and walk for 10 minutes and it seems to help. Any suggestions?
A. Some people experience sleepiness an hour or two after eating if their blood sugar is running high.
Test your blood sugar before and after eating lunch.
If your blood sugar is high after lunch, consider:
Exercise does tend to improve alertness so walking can help as well.
I would also suggest speaking with your doctor to see if he or she has any recommendations because diabetes care is specific to each individual (e.g. medications, other health issues, etc).
Christine Carlson, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDE
- measuring portion sizes to confirm the amount you are eating, and if portion sizes are correct,
- cutting back the carbohydrate in the lunch meal
(for instance if you normally eat 8 crackers with your lunch, cut back to 4-5) to see if there is a difference in your sleepiness.
GlucoMenu® Nutrition Director
Christine Carlson, Registered Dietitian &
Certified Diabetes Educator