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|Friday, May 16th, 2014|
Has anyone had seizures due to low blood sugar? What were they like and how did you feel?
|Friday, May 27th, 2011|
Has anyone experienced night sweats related to hypoglycemia, or suspected to be related? Have you found a way to treat it/any additional medical information about it?
|Saturday, July 24th, 2010|
3 weeks after diagnosis
Things are definitely getting more under control. I do eat sugars, and although perhaps I could have an even more reliably stable blood glucose level if I didn't, it's manageable this way. I try to keep sugar intake under 15 g at a time, at maximum, and preferably below 6g.
An ideal meal seems to be meat and a salad. More often, I eat wheat pasta, wheat bread, cheese, veggies, and fruit. My doctor said I'm still eating too many carbs, but it's hard not to.* I will be seeing a nutritionist at some point.
The biggest problem for me with having stabilized my sugars is that I am gaining weight. Regular meals have put me on the higher side of average, whereas I used to be underweight. I model and have other reasons for not wanting this weight, but the things that I can eat tend to be higher in fat, and I am not skipping any meals, even when I'm not hungry.
My solution to this so far is to exercise more. That helps. I'm doing a lot of walking with the dogs and weight lifting and other strength building. I have some muscle definition but its too soon to see if I can slim down this way without dieting.
*I don't eat fish or seafood of any kind, and I do eat meat although I hate it. I also don't eat any beans except for soybeans and chickpeas.
|Monday, June 7th, 2010|
I have been struggling to find a decent whole wheat (and) sugar free cake recipe forever. It seems that whenever you get one, you can't get the other. And my cake physics are lacking, because whenever I try to modify a recipe, I end up with a big pile of mush. WELL! Here is a website
with a few cake recipes.( Applesauce Raisin Cake, courtesy of said site. Don't worry, I modified it.Collapse )
Also, a great frosting alternative is a cup of yogurt mixed with a packet of stevia powder (and/or a little agave, if you really have a sweet tooth), vanilla extract, and a dash of spices. This also works GREAT as "syrup" for whole-wheat pancakes
or cinnamon rolls. Melts all over in gooey deliciousness. MMM.
Power to the whole wheat sugarfree baking!
|Friday, April 30th, 2010|
So it looks like research can only do so much for hypo because it's so different for everyone. I've seen about 50 different diet types, and in the end all anyone can sum up is that it's about how you WANT TO FEEL and therefore how to balance things.
That being said:
One method consits mainly of junky foods or things high in sugar (aka the 'fuck this I'll just eat everything' way). This makes you feel amped and jittery all the time, which is how I was. The whole point is not letting yourself crash. However with being that amp'd all the time (and probably in the 140-150 range for bloodsugar), anything feels like a crash.
Aka: NO THANKS
Another method is basically to keep yourself 100% totally level. I'm testing that out along with the next meathod, but keeping myself 100% balanced so far makes me feel like an emotional zombie. Hard to explain. Not amp'd, not crashing. but the midway feels like I'm surrounded by silence/in capable of amping or crashing/kinda on drugs. I don't like it very much thus far.
Last method I've seen around is people doing the 2nd method but not to that extreme. Aka: You allow very, VERY minor spikes and then you balance then to come down gently (have something with sugar in it, follow up with a lot of water, exercize, and some protien). This feels much better for me right now.
blahblahblah fun time.
My bloodsugar hasn't gotten below 80 yet though since I started doing this right, and it's usually at the 109-111 range unless I start to miss a meal.
Things stuff etcetcetc
feel free to give feedback on this, and remember this is only my 3rd day or so in actually taking care of this, so bear with any stupidity :3
|Wednesday, April 28th, 2010|
haha I'm back already :3
SO I've been eating correctly since this afternoon and I think the best way to describe my mood is a polygraph that doesn't spike, if that makes any sense.
I'm not crashing, I'm not amped, and it's like this weird quiet that I am absolutely not accustomed to.
It's almost a bit unsettling, actually :|
It'll take some time to get used to, as well, I'm sure, but it's just weird to me is all.
if ANYONE on the planet has any hypoglycemia info, I'd appreciate it. I was raised with no knowledge of this shit except to ignore it and hope it goes away, so I have no proper coping skills for it. The fact that a lot of the things I read contradict themselves don't help anything.
I know for a fact that I do better with high protein, low carb. However trying to figure this out thus far is fucking hell and it's just causing frustration. Obviously I'm getting my doctor in on this, but I'd like to have obviously as much background info as possible.
I'm also picking up a blood sugar tester today.
Thank you again.
|Thursday, November 26th, 2009|
|Saturday, March 28th, 2009|
Random Low Blood Sugar Episodes
I have noticed that, even though I regularly eat the way I'm supposed to, I sometimes have apparently random episodes of low blood sugar right after eating. I was wondering if others have any idea what might cause that and what I can do to stop it. Right now, my only solution is to start keeping a food diary to help me see a pattern.
|Wednesday, March 4th, 2009|
question to anyone
Wondering how you react to alcohol with hypoglacemia? normal hangover or what?
When i drink i tend to be out of it and in a haze for a good week!!
|Thursday, November 27th, 2008|
Has anyone tried a no carb diet to deal with hypoglycemia? What were your results?
|Saturday, October 4th, 2008|
I've been very very good with keeping to my diet (6 meals/day, 30 grams carbs, 14 grams protein, eliminating certain foods). My hypoglycemia--and reactions to changes (high, low) --seems to be under control.
But--what would happen if I had a meal where I overindulged in "bad" choices? I know what the reactions/symptoms would be--but how long would they last, do you think? A day? More?
|Thursday, October 2nd, 2008|
any help appreciated
Hello i need some advice/help of anykind.
I have not been diagnosed and im wondering if there is anypoint in getting a doctor to properly diagnose me or not? I do have an anxiety disorder and an ovarian cyst! Its confusing because i think i am also hypoglycemic. what do u think ?
I wake up feeling dizzy and have head rushes. I feel like the lights are always too bright. I feel drained most of the time and dizzy/week. On days where my anxiety level is low i still feel light headed. Sometimes i feel like i cant concentrate cause my head feels heavy and i feel out of wack. i urinate frequently and i am almost always spaced out and im getting sick of it. Sometimes i feel like its not just my anxiety doing this that i feel so much more anxious cause i feel this way!!!
what type of symptoms do u feel?
What do i dooo?
|Monday, September 15th, 2008|
I've been to a nutritionist and my diet plan is 6-7 meals a day of 30 grams carbohydrates with 14 grams protein at each meal. Depending on my day--work or not-work--I can go from 2-3 hours between meals. For the most part, I have been happy with how this is working. (it's been about a month)
However, the last few days have NOT been good. As is typical, my fasting blood sugar is 80-85. But around 1 1/2--2 hours after eating breakfast, it shoots up to 95--105. And the anxiety/mood swing/depression begins (I am also in the midst a of a depression right now). Then I eat my next meal--and a 1/2 hour after that I'm up to 120--with EXTREME anxiety/depression. I'm not having lows in blood sugar, I'm having (for me) highs.
Can anyone tell me if they have similar reactions? Is this normal? Am I possibly ultra-sensitive to changes of any sort vs. experiencing the typical lows of a hypoglycemic?
ANY help would be much appreciated!
Thanks! Current Mood: depressed
|Sunday, September 14th, 2008|
Change In Blood Sugar Reaction
I am curious about whether others have experienced changes in the the way their bodies react to food.
Normally, eating even a small amount of carbs without protein would cause my blood sugar to drop dramatically.
Lately, I've barely been eating anything, and I've noticed that I can now sometimes eat carbs with little or no protein and experience little or no effect.
|Saturday, August 9th, 2008|
I'm new to this community and new to hypoglycemia. Or rather I'm new to realizing I'm hypoglycemic (functional--confirmed by 4 hour glucose tolerance test). I'm 46, average weight and otherwise extremely healthy.
But I'm having trouble getting my blood sugar under control right now--and I seem to need to eat constantly! I am eating protein and good carbs and avoiding sweets (and attempting to cut down on caffeine!). I was wondering if anyone had a suggestion for a good book to use a guide for management?
|Saturday, April 12th, 2008|
The one junk food I really, truly miss, is Pop-Tarts. So my friend and I attempted a recipe, then went our separate ways to perfect it.( Recipe.Collapse )
|Wednesday, November 14th, 2007|
Oh, recipes are cool.
I have been baking my own bread for several months now, and it's a really fun way to get more acquainted with my blood sugar. For times when I've been eating too many carbs, I add more nuts, or even protein powder, to the dough. But right now, I've been getting too much protein, so I've been playing with banana (and even avocado - no, trust me) breads.
By the way, has anyone had trouble baking with stevia? I just bought some and feel like it's killing yeast. I can't find anything about this online. Anyway. On with the bananas.( Recipe!Collapse )
|Friday, October 12th, 2007|
Hi I am new to this community, I was diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia when I was young, all my great aunts and uncles have type 1 or 2 diabetes. The question I have is my doctors have run millions of test on me say it is simply genetic. However when I Google Hypoglycemia, it states that Hypoglycemia is rare besides in case full blown diabetes (due to medication) . What’s up with that?
Also I am a fit 25 year old who weighs 120 and has never been over weight, if I stay fit and eat right can I "cure" my hypoglycemia? I know that the other day when I ate a peanut butter jelly sandwich I started getting sweaty, shaky and my blood sugar went down to 45 before I went to the hospital.
Also when I don’t eat (went on a religious fast for 2 days) I felt fine and my sugar was constantly in the 70's. Any answers are welcome.
|Thursday, October 11th, 2007|
Hmm, what to do...
I have a slight dilemma. Though I've dealt this long, so I can deal longer I guess.
Anyway, I was talking to the pharmacist and people that checked me out at the Walmart pharmacy yesterday. They said that Medicaid (which I finally have, yay), will cover test strips for my glucometer, but I need a prescription for them.
Will my psychiatrist at Strong Ties write me a script for them, even tho it's something not for psych reasons? I'm not gonna go crawling to my PCP (he's a moron and refuses to test me for any kind of sugar problem, so I can't "prove" I'm hypoglycemic). He tells me to eat small meals (which I do, just not as frequent as I should cuz I can't stomach that much) and to 'be careful'. You think I'm trying to drive my BG down on purpose? I know I'm self-destructive, but give me an ounce of credit sometime.
You'd think the Tylenol PM incident would've actually helped my case in that respect. Don't remember if I posted that part here or not, but I took the Tylenol w/ 1/2 a 20 oz. bottle of (regular, so not diet) Pepsi. When my BG was checked, it was 50, and that was within about 1/2 hour of taking the pills. I'm not sure if Tylenol PM effects BG or not, but it shouldn't have been that god awful low (well, it's god awful low for me, maybe not someone else). I'm pretty sure I had something to eat that day, but maybe I didn't since when the drugs they gave me at the hospital made me vomit, I threw up blue-green I dunno what it was. I thought maybe the gel coating on the rapid release pills I took, but the Tylenol coating was red and light blue (last I checked, that makes purple, not blue-green). Probably bile or something equally nasty that I threw up. Anyway, between the PM-ness of the Tylenol and the fact that my BG was 50, I guess I was lucky to be able to (sort of) stand up (w/ help and there was no way I was walking, so they had to bring the gurney over to where I was face-planted into the ground).
So, I guess this begs the question that I already asked: will my psychiatrist write me a script for something not related to psych? My next appointment w/ her isn't till Halloween, and I can probably just suck it up and deal until the next appointment. After all, I haven't stuck myself in a couple months, so what's another couple of weeks? I just gotta remember to ask since I tend to forget important stuff when I see docs; writing it down doesn't help cuz I seem to lose those lists.
Speaking of that, I have a question for anyone that might know: do nurses need doctors orders to check a BG, or can they just do it? I ask b/c during my last hospitalization, there was a time (I think the day b4 the day I left?) when I thought I was low in the BG department. I had a bad headache, was dizzy, was shaky, and couldn't get up w/out almost falling over. They just basically told me to drink juice and eat my lunch, but they never stuck me to check. I wasn't sure if they could've done this w/out an order. You'd think w/ my history they would've stuck me, but who knows. I did manage to choke down some juice and a little food (and thus felt ok enough to walk, well stagger/limp, to my room at least). Current Mood: blah