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Reducing Hypo-bingeing

by IBD Medical on January 06, 2023

Written by Andi Balog


One of the biggest factors that hold my clients back from weightloss is the extra food they eat to manage their blood sugars.

The thing is, it doesn’t have to be that way. Hypos don’t have to be a regular occurrence in your life just because you’re type 1. That’s an outdated belief. You have the ability to create fantastic, consistent blood sugars to the point where hypos are extremely rare. 

Here are some tips for reducing hypo-bingeing: 


  1. Have pre-portioned hypo-treats prepared. 
  2. Keep snacks and other foods separate from hypo-treatments
  3. Have hypo treatments available everywhere (in the car, in your handbag, in your work desk) so you can treat quickly and effectively
  4. If you’re on a pump, turn your pump off or reduce your basal temporarily to help your body recover quicker
  5. Stop and rest once you’ve treated and let the glucose kick in!
  6. Treat with low fat/high glucose options instead of a proper meal


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Please remember, it is important to consult with a doctor or diabetes healthcare professional for personalised advice and guidance on how to manage diabetes. 

Remember to always seek advice from your medical practitioner before changing anything about your diabetes management. The above information is not medical advice.