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I found out I have reactive hypoglycemia I've always felt a bit spacey and confused after eating but lately the symptoms worsened so much that 1 hour after every meal I would sweat a lot and feel lethargic, foggy and anxious.

A thing called Glucose Tolerance Test revealed I have reactive hypoglycemia. My body overeacts to foods releasing too much insulin causing drop in blood glucose and the symptoms I have described.

Have you ever suffered from something like this? If so what worked for you? Have you found a cure?


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Carbs contained in bread or things like ice cream can knock me clean out. Get carbs from fibrous veggies and I'm good to go.


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Pretty much what Greg said.


It's supposed to be hard.

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I'm tried to get my carbs mostly from fibrous veggies as Greg said but that resulted in a very low-carb which worsened my hypoglycemia as I tested low all day using a glucometer.

Maybe I need to find a balance: not to little carbs and not too many carbs but its hard.

Can you post a one-day menu of what a good diet to treat hypoglycemia (or that worked in balancing your blood sugar or preventing post-meal drowsiness) is?


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Stephan, IM sure you can get great advice here, but have you talked to your doctor or a licensed nutritionist about a specific diet for your condition?


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Andy said:
Stephan, IM sure you can get great advice here, but have you talked to your doctor or a licensed nutritionist about a specific diet for your condition?<br/><br/><hr size="1">"Maybe we should chug over to Mamby Pamby Land where we can find some self-confidence for ya you jackwaggon!" Sarge

All they said is avoid simple carbs on an empty stomach.

This helps but it's not enough as my readings are always low after every meal.



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What are your blood sugar readings?


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Lenny99 said:
What are your blood sugar readings?<br/><br/><hr size="1">Long distance runner, what you standin' there for?

On average it's 90 when it's normal and 54 after a drop, usually 30 minutes after a meal

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My blood sugars are always low. Its just normal for me. I wore a sensor for a week and my average blood sugar for the week was 74. I nearly always run around mid 70s and a lot of the time was in the low 60s and 50s.

I find eating complex carbohydrates help a lot. So sweet potatoes, brown rice or quinoa helps actually a lot. I still eat fibrous veggies and try to stay away from simple sugars as much as possible, although not always. Keep a log of what really causes your sugars to stay stable and what causes them to drop quickly. Avoid the latter.


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Bubblz7 said:
My blood sugars are always low. Its just normal for me. I wore a sensor for a week and my average blood sugar for the week was 74. I nearly always run around mid 70s and a lot of the time was in the low 60s and 50s.

I find eating complex carbohydrates help a lot. So sweet potatoes, brown rice or quinoa helps actually a lot. I still eat fibrous veggies and try to stay away from simple sugars as much as possible, although not always. Keep a log of what really causes your sugars to stay stable and what causes them to drop quickly. Avoid the latter.<br/><br/><hr size="1">"For every excuse you give me why you can't, I'll give you a reason why you can." Stephen Cater BFL Champ

Would you please post a typical day of eating of yours? Since you're hypoglycemic like me and don't seem to tolerate very low carb eating like me, your eating regimen will probably work for me too.

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