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I have been diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia, but often feel symptoms of low blood sugar even though glucose tests show my sugar to be just right.?

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REACTIVE HYPOGLYCEMI: Typically sugar levels will be normal. Rh is a symptom/condition triggered by excess Insulin production, in response to a sugar /carbohydrate load/meal. Ptns do well eating smaller meals frequently, and making sure you do not eat just carbs. This condition increases your risks for abdominal weight gain and diabetes.

Answered 8/27/2015

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Dr. Michael Rothman answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

4 reactive hypoglyce: Eat only meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry and low starch veggies, drink only water. In other words avoid all carbs, carbs will only briefly raise your sugar levels and then your Insulin levels. The fats in the meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry will act like a "log on your metabolic fire" to keep your blood sugar stable for hours without raising insulin.

Answered 6/25/2014

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