What to eat and drink to keep my sugar levels up? —Pete LaPuma

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When I am golfing I get tired halfway through my round. What can I eat and drink to keep my sugar levels up and give me energy?

Q: When I am golfing I get tired halfway through my round. What can I eat and drink to keep my sugar levels up and give me energy?

First of all, if you are taking insulin or diabetes medication and are experiencing truly low blood sugar (less than 70-80 mg/dL), you need to treat it with glucose tablets or a source of fast-acting carbohydrate, such as 4 ounces of juice, and then check your blood sugar to make sure it is in the healthy range.

However, if you are simply tired and feel as though you need energy to help you get through the rest of your golf game, a high-protein, low-sugar bar is a good choice.

It's really best to have a balanced meal prior to heading out to the golf course in order to prevent these feelings of fatigue. Also, make sure you are drinking plenty of water or a sugar-free beverage in order to stay well hydrated while playing.

Answered By dLife Expert: Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE

Certified diabetes educator and registered dietitian living in Southern California.

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