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Because of very disrupting postprandial hypoglycemia I'm considering eating vegan protein powder (soy, pea, hemp, rice...) with every meal. Good idea?

Because of very disrupting postprandial hypoglycemia I'm considering eating vegan protein powder (soy, pea, hemp, rice...) with every meal. Good idea?

Post prandial: For starters decrease your insulin by 20%. If you are having hypoglycemia without taking any meds for diabetes (insulin or tablets) you need to see an endocrinologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

Dr. Tracy Berg
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Hypoglycemia (Definition)

Symptoms include nervousness, sweating, hunger, anxiety, blurred vision, fatigue, fast heart rate, etc. -- however unless you have diabetes and are on Insulin or other medication, have renal or liver disease, cancer or prior stomach surgery -- then true hypoglycemia neveer occurs in human beings. If it a very frequently ...Read more


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Is it possible I have post prandial syndrome instead of hypoglycemia?

Is it possible I have post prandial syndrome instead of hypoglycemia?

No: In my 35 years of practice, I have never seen a case of reactive hypoglycemia. The disorder doesn't exist, if you're overweight the symptoms are a natural response to your glucose level returning to normal. A glucose tolerance test (if you've had one) is not and never will be a valid diagnostic test for hypoglycemia. Don't waste your money o GTT or any fad diets of treatments. Lose wt if heavy. ...Read more

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Does having hypoglycemia make you pre-diabetic?

Does having hypoglycemia make you pre-diabetic?

Possibly: Some people with inadequate pancreatic responses may have a delayed release of Insulin resulting in postprandial (after eating) hypoglycemia as the Insulin begins to lower the sugar already dropping. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Is hypoglycemia related to pcos?

Is hypoglycemia related to pcos?

Possibly: Pcos is caused by high estrogen (e2)combined with high Insulin which then transforms e2 into testosterone. Excess carbs can elevate both Insulin (via stimulation of pancreas) and e2 (via competitive inhibition of glucoronidase enzyme) excess carbs also contribute to hypoglycemia a low carb diet reduces both Insulin & e2 thus positively impacting this metabolic disease & also helping low bs. ...Read more

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Please explain functional hypoglycemia. My 1hr glucose readings are 150-170 even with low carb meals. They then drop to 70-90 within 15-30 mins. ?

Please explain functional hypoglycemia. My 1hr glucose readings are 150-170 even with low carb meals. They then drop to 70-90 within 15-30 mins. ?

Seems normal.: Some disagreement as to whether "functional hypoglycemia" exists. Some call this "postprandial syndrome." normal for bg to rise then drop after a meal. Your rise and drop seem perfectly normal and indicate a healthy pancreas. Your numbers are not likely the cause of any serious symptoms. At least none to be worried about. Loss of consciousness or seizures and bg <60 should prompt re-evaluation. ...Read more

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I am hypothyroid and have been having a lot of symptoms of reactive hypoglycemia , should I see my doctor?

I am hypothyroid and have been having a lot of symptoms of reactive hypoglycemia , should I see my doctor?

Yes: I am doubtful that your hypothyroidism is related to reactive (postprandial) hypoglycemia. If you have documented serum glucose concentration below 50 mg/dl or have neuroglycopenic symptoms after a meal, you definitely need a thorough diagnostic evaluation for a hypoglycemic disorder. Initial evaluation begins with venipuncture during symptoms. There are several possible diagnoses. ...Read more

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Does hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) normally cause tingling in the tongue or mouth?

Does hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) normally cause tingling in the tongue or mouth?

No: "hypoglycemia" is usually a fad diagnosis popular with little scientific basis.The familiar queezy postprandial syndrome is actually the result of overactive stress hormones making the blood sugar stay normal. I'd look for a different cause if your mouth is tingling. ...Read more

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Can hypoglycemia be cured?

Depends: The answer depends on the cause of the hypoglycemia. The first important thing is to confirm that you indeed have hypoglycemia. Then figure out what is causing the hypoglycemia. Once these are done, then you will have a better idea of how to treat the hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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What can be done to treat hypoglycemia?

What can be done to treat hypoglycemia?

Hypoglycemia: Consider taking 200 micrograms of chromium picolinate daily, which can aid in normalizing your blood sugar. However, it is best to avoid eating any kind of simple sugars, including white sugar, brown sugar, fructose, corn syrup and sugars from fruit juices. Frequent smaller meals high in protein are better for your hypoglycemia. Hope this helps you! ...Read more

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What would cause a healthy 24 year old to develop hypoglycemia? Had symptoms for about a year but they are geting more frequent now

What would cause a healthy 24 year old to develop hypoglycemia? Had symptoms for about a year but they are geting more frequent now

Condishions cousing : Regular meals help preventing hypoglycemia, if there is family history of diabetes, sometimes people that develop diabetes later may have episodes of hypoglycemia thought to be due to loss of regulatory factors for Insulin secretion. ...Read more

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