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Anyone else hypoglycemic? I have not had the glucose test but in a blood draw my blood sugar was 39 and my mama has it. I have always been shaky etc. My doctor just suggested several protein shakes throughout the day. I have been reading books about diet and cutting out all sugars. I am feeling incredibly tired and achey after a few days without. What is your diet like?
 

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lots of pasta and fruit- thats what i eat and it tends to help- orange juice has a lot of natural sugars that help to stabalise sugar levels and carbs/protein help me to keep my sugar level from spiking or dropping. not too sure how it all works, but thats what i do.<br><br><br><br>
i havent been 'officially' diagnosed either, but my doctors and i are pretty damn sure thats why i was passing out back in middle school. i would go for over six hours without eating. i need to eat every four hours, little meals, or small snacks between meals. that works.
 

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Complex carbs, protein, and fat help.<br><br><br><br>
The problem with juices is that they rapidly spike the blood glucose and may cause a resultant rebound drop. So while it works for the above poster, it might not work for you. You might need something that doesn't cause a rapid rise and fall.<br><br><br><br>
Make sure your pasta's are whole grain which lasts a bit longer than the white stuff.<br><br><br><br>
I found that eating every three to four hours something that might include all three food groups helps. My morning snack however is usually just an apple and an orange because I'm so busy at work. But peanut butter and crackers works wonders too.<br><br><br><br>
I'm not a fan of bars like Luna or Cliff, or other protein bars, but they work in a pinch.<br><br><br><br>
Good luck.
 

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I am Hypo, diagnosed born to two parents who had diabeties.<br><br><br><br>
Complex carbs only , things like pasta,breads, most fruits are a rarity for me.<br><br><br><br>
I tend to avoid starchy foods and stick to a lower carb diet all around.<br><br><br><br>
I eat lots of beans and lentils, fruit that I eat is almost always berries or melon's .<br><br><br><br>
I never ever ever drink juice it causes my glucouse levels to spike way up then crash real fast and real low it basicly makes me very ill.<br><br>
No sugar, not organic, not cane sugar, beet sugar anything.<br><br>
Sugar is sugar is sugar, it is a rare treat very rare.<br><br>
I use stevia instead as a sweetner.<br><br><br><br>
I can eat yogurt with no ill effects but milk will make me spike and fall also.<br><br>
I eat all cruciferous veggies , lots of differant types of green and squashes, all beans ( but not pea's) all nuts and I use olive oil at most meals as a fat to help slow absorbtion of glucouse into the blood stream.<br><br><br><br>
When I eat grains it is generaly whole grain mixed with flax. However graisn are not an everyday thing, I'm to sensative to glucouse changes to eat them daily.<br><br><br><br>
It all depends on what type of hypo you have and how sever and or if your on medication.
 

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Anyone else hypoglycemic? I have not had the glucose test but in a blood draw my blood sugar was 39 and my mama has it. I have always been shaky etc. My doctor just suggested several protein shakes throughout the day. I have been reading books about diet and cutting out all sugars. I am feeling incredibly tired and achey after a few days without. What is your diet like?</div>
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Me too, Jessaroo! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"><br><br><br><br>
I'm actually in the process of being properly diagnosed, which is kinda exciting (in a dimented sorta way) after feeling so bad for so long and not really knowing why. Apparently I produce too much insulin, for reasons as of yet unknown. But anyway...<br><br><br><br>
Mostly I eat a lot of vegetables and beans (lots of salads), plus tofu, nuts, olives/olive oil, and some soy or tempeh products. I eat every two hours and also right before I go to bed, so I'd suggest experimenting to find the right spacing for you (many people settle on something between 2-3 hours). I also run every day for about 30 minutes, and find that being very consistent with exercise (both intensity and time of day) helps a lot.<br><br><br><br>
Cutting out sugar completely seems to work for some people but not others. I felt awful when I tried it, so now I eat small amounts of things like fruit and whole grain breads spaced throughout the day, and paired with some kind of protein/fat (peanut butter and hummus are my personal favorites). I find that fruit works OK for me, but juice can sometimes be too much.<br><br><br><br>
Anyway, I hope that helps a bit. I'm still trying to get things under control myself, but I'm learning a lot now that I've finally found a doctor willing to help me. It's a frustrating condition, so feel free to PM me if you want some moral support. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
And if I can add a question on here myself... Is anyone else here really thirsty all the time? I know it kinda sounds like a stupid question, but I have several friends who are diabetic, and they have the same problem, so I was wondering if it might be blood-sugar related?<br><br><br><br>
Now please excuse me while I get a(nother) glass of water...
 

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Yes, always thirsty, just be sure and keep an eye on your levels and get a full test done every 6 months or so.
 

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Yes, always thirsty, just be sure and keep an eye on your levels and get a full test done every 6 months or so.</div>
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Thanks Ayrlin, I'm glad to know I'm not alone on this one. I've actually been doing a good job lately keeping my levels even, so I've felt pretty good, which is a nice change. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
I haven't had a glucose tolerance test yet, but I know it's coming. If anyone here has had one, do you have any advice on how to get through it, or how best to recover once it's over?
 

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Hi Tray<br><br>
The Glucose Tolerance Test is fairly simple but quite boring. Bring a book, you should be at the doctor's office for at least four hours. Get a good night's sleep the night before, and get the test done early in the morning so you won't be hungry all day.<br><br><br><br>
You will have to fast for a short time, my pre-test fast was only twelve hours, and I was allowed a little coffee (thank goodness, else I might have bitten someone.)<br><br>
Test is as follows:<br><br>
1. You get blood drawn once to see your sugar levels on an empty stomach<br><br>
2. You are made to drink Glucose Drink, a syrupy sweet orange drink that<br><br>
will cause you to make comical faces (HEY! KOOL-AID!)<br><br>
3. You get blood drawn again in exactly one hour<br><br>
4. Blood drawn again in one hour<br><br>
5. Blood drawn again in one hour<br><br><br><br>
That's it! Go home and eat and rest a little, unless you have other health problems you should be able to proceed with a normal day, perhaps feeling a little woozy or drained. I was lucky the waiting room was quiet, in fact I remember starting and finishing <i>The Secret Life of Bees</i> that day. Great book, by the way.<br><br><br><br>
About a week later I was diagnosed as Insulin Resistant without Diabetes, a major symptom of my Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. I am eating like many of you here described, progress through nutrition.<br><br><br><br>
Ayrlin, I like what you said: sugar is sugar is sugar. Some of us just shouldn't have it.<br><br><br><br>
Good luck with your test Tray!
 

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Hi Tray<br><br>
The Glucose Tolerance Test is fairly simple but quite boring. Bring a book, you should be at the doctor's office for at least four hours. Get a good night's sleep the night before, and get the test done early in the morning so you won't be hungry all day.<br><br><br><br>
About a week later I was diagnosed as Insulin Resistant without Diabetes, a major symptom of my Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. I am eating like many of you here described, progress through nutrition.<br></div>
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Thanks, Faerie Green! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I've been reluctant to get it done, because it sounds thoroughly unpleasant, but I know I have to do it. Hopefully I'll get it over with in the next week or so. Do they let you walk around the office, drink water, etc., while you're there? I guess that sounds like kind of a dumb question... but I don't think I'd be able to physically sit still after drinking so much sugar. Could that affect the results?<br><br><br><br>
My doctor thinks I might have POS too, since I have some other common symptoms... have you found any useful resources online or in print that would be worth looking at?
 

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When I get tested they will let me walk around but just in the office so they can keep an eye on me.<br><br>
They will not let me drink water or anything else.<br><br><br><br>
Course I usualy just lay down and close my eyes, the stuff always makes me very sick to my stomach
 

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lots of pasta and fruit- thats what i eat and it tends to help- orange juice has a lot of natural sugars that help to stabalise sugar levels and carbs/protein help me to keep my sugar level from spiking or dropping. not too sure how it all works, but thats what i do.<br><br><br><br>
i havent been 'officially' diagnosed either, but my doctors and i are pretty damn sure thats why i was passing out back in middle school. i would go for over six hours without eating. i need to eat every four hours, little meals, or small snacks between meals. that works.</div>
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Eating pasta and fruit usually makes someone with hypoglycemia worse....blood sugar going up and down all over the place. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/worried.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":worried:">
 

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When I get tested they will let me walk around but just in the office so they can keep an eye on me.<br><br>
They will not let me drink water or anything else.<br><br><br><br>
Course I usualy just lay down and close my eyes, the stuff always makes me very sick to my stomach</div>
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Thanks, Ayrlin. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I was curious because if I drink all that sugar, I'll be REALLYREALLYHYPER for about 20 minutes and then I'll be super-thirsty. But I went to my doctor today, and it turns out now my insulin is low rather than high, so he said I don't need to do the tolerance test right now. I'll still probably need to do it at some point, but I decided not to push the issue at the moment.<br><br><br><br>
Apparently it's all related to PCOS. :\\ I'm glad to have a cause at least, but I don't know much about it... if anyone else here has it, any info would be appreciated. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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