Foods for Blood Sugar Crash


Drink 1/2-cup of orange juice, apple juice, or any other juice of choice to get a hefty dose of sugar quickly.


Drink 1/2 cup of regular soda – it should not be diet soda, as you need the sugars and calories at this time.


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1 tablespoon of honey has about 17 grams of sugar—which is about the amount recommended to follow the "15-15 rule."

Corn Syrup

Keep a bottle of corn syrup in your cabinet and take 1 tablespoon when your blood sugar is below 70 mg/dL. This will provide around 16 grams of sugar.

Granulated Sugar

A tablespoon of white sugar has 12.5 grams of quick absorbing carbs, which is what you want when your blood sugar has plummeted.

Jelly Bean

Another quick source of sugar is jelly beans, but the serving size can vary depending on the size of those beans. Check the label and take as many as is equivalent to 15 grams of sugar.

Hard Candie

Hard candies like jolly ranchers can also raise low blood sugar. They need sugar, not sugar-free.

Gum Drop

These brilliantly colored, gelatin or pectin-based gummies are coated with sugar. They appear in stores over the holidays.

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