Originally Posted by jessaroo
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?
Me too, Jessaroo!
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...
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.
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.
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.
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?
Now please excuse me while I get a(nother) glass of water...