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What type of foods should I eat if I am hypoglycemic?

What type of foods should I eat if I am hypoglycemic?

ADA recommends:: Keep some fast-acting sugars handy in case you go low. Here's a list of fast-acting sugars: 3 glucose tablets 4 ounces of apple or orange juice 4 ounces of regular soda (not diet!) about 1 tablespoon of cake frosting or icing about 3 jolly ranchers® about 6 lifesavers®. ...Read more

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I'm hypoglycemic what kind of food is best for me to eat?

I'm hypoglycemic what kind of food is best for me to eat?

Lean Protein: Avoid simple carbs - but most importantly smaller meals containing protein multiple times a day- every 3-4 hours-----don't skip meals! ...Read more

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What are good foods to eat for a hypoglycemic person who can't keep their blood sugars up?

What are good foods to eat for a hypoglycemic person who can't keep their blood sugars up?

Protein: Nuts are a good source of protein that you can easily carry with you at all times to eat to prevent hypoglycemia. About 1 ounce of nuts is recommended. Also, stay away from processed carbohydrates as they contribute to the highs and lows of blood Insulin and blood sugar. Try to eat more whole grains with fiber and fresh fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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Healthy and beneficial foods for a hypoglycemic. Eat a lot of carbs but i'm gaining weight :(?

Healthy and beneficial foods for a hypoglycemic. Eat a lot of carbs but i'm gaining weight :(?

Hypoglycemia only: Exists if you have diabetes and are on an incorrect dose of medication. Otherwise, there is no such thing in the absence of end-stage cancer, kidney or liver disease, or prior stomach or GI surgery. The diagnosis of hypoglycemia is made frequently and incorrectly in many people. It is not really hypoglycemia, and not dangerous but a normal body reaction if you're obese. Eat less/lose weight. ...Read more

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When and what should I eat if I am hypoglycemic and want to exercise?

When and what should I eat if I am hypoglycemic and want to exercise?

Frequnetly: Eat 6 equal meals about every 3 hours. Emphasize vegetables and high quality meat good fats, and fiber to keep blood sugar stable. Avoid sweet fruits and fruit juices although fruit can be eaten prior to exercise since it is taken up by muscles and won't cause reactive hypoglycemia. Don't over exercise. Listen to your body. ...Read more

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What is the best way to eat if I am hypoglycemic. I bought a meter to check blood sugar 2 hrs after eating and its aways 92. Is that too low?

What is the best way to eat if I am hypoglycemic. I bought a meter to check blood sugar 2 hrs after eating and its aways 92. Is that too low?

Your sugar is normal: 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. Don't waste your money o GTT or any fad diets of treatments. Lose wt if heavy. Meter will always read lower than real sugar and it's still totally normal. Stop obsessing! ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are good lunch foods for a hypoglycemic?

Could you tell me what are good lunch foods for a hypoglycemic?

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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For a couple months I have been having hypoglycemic feeling off and on throughout the day. Food helps.

For a couple months I have been having hypoglycemic feeling off and on throughout the day. Food helps.

Rule out...: It's a long shot, but this might be time for a physician's office visit to see whether whipple's triad is present and/or whether this might be an insulinoma. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Hypoglycemic every day between 4 and 5pm! any suggestions to avoid this late day crash! I do eat lunch!

Hypoglycemic every day between 4 and 5pm! any suggestions to avoid this late day crash! I do eat lunch!

Meds or snack: First, if you are taking meds for diabetes, check with your doc about adjusting them. Otherwise, try a snack at 3pm, with a mix of complex carbs and protein to help head this off. Ideas: apple slices ; peanut butter, cheese and whole wheat crackers, nuts and raisins. ...Read more

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If I feely hypoglycemic, shouldn't I eat sugar to compensate?

If I feely hypoglycemic, shouldn't I eat sugar to compensate?

Test your sugar! : Are you diabetic? On meds for it? What meds? If you feel hypo you should test your blood sugar and, if under 70, treat it with 15 grams of sugar (about 15 jelly belly jellybeans, 15 grams of glucose tablets or gel, an 8 oz. Glass of milk or a standard piece of white bread, as examples). No ice cream or chocolate! (see my article on diabetes in the elderly at sugarnancy.Com) rechk 15 min. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are healthy foods for a reactive hypoglycemic?

Could you tell me what are healthy foods for a reactive hypoglycemic?

Protein: Incorporating more protein into your diet can help offset the Insulin spike that you get if you eat too many carbohydrates and high glycemic load as this will cause crashing and hypoglycemic episodes. ...Read more

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Why do type 2 diabetic have some hypoglycemic episodes in the mornings in 60's and late in the day between 140 to 150 ?

Depends: Many diabetics are on medications that can cause hypoglycemia in the morning and hyperglycemia in the afternoon, such as a basal long acting Insulin which if the dose is too high will cause fasting hypoglycemia but may not cover all the food that is eaten during the day. ...Read more

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I'm type 2 diabetic & since august i've been having hypoglycemic attacks more & more now there happening everyday some times up to 4 times a day?

I'm type 2 diabetic & since august i've been having hypoglycemic attacks more & more now there happening everyday some times up to 4 times a day?

Need answers: How do you know you are having hypoglycemic attacks? Your profiles lists metformin (which generally does not cause hypoglycemia). Are you on other medications for diabetes, like Insulin or glipizide? You profile lists a number of other meds, including BP meds, and "passed out". There are a long list of possibilities, but it may not be low blood sugar. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, if I am hypoglycemic can I eat more calories daily than the average person?

Can you tell me, if I am hypoglycemic can I eat more calories daily than the average person?

Never: Your effort is to work with a dietitian to understand a correct diet for you.This would focus on having the right amount of slow release carbs in your diet that can be converted to sustain a normal blood sugar. Quick release sugars would only be needed for a rescue if your BS drops. If you take in more calories, you just get overweight, which makes figuring out how to eat more difficult. ...Read more

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Can a type 2 diabetic have a hypoglycemic episode if they are not on any diabetic medication. Only controlling by diet and exercise?

Can a type 2 diabetic have a hypoglycemic episode if they are not on any diabetic medication. Only controlling by diet and exercise?

Resoundingly yes: B"sd very commonly, in fact the most common cause of hypoglycemia is "reactive" or post eating hypoglycemia and is a classice occurence in patients with dm2 or prediabetes. It is felt to occur because of rapid rise of blood sugar with eating but delayed release of insulin that then results in hypoglycemia since the food is gone. Glad to discuss in detail. Lifestyle only likely not best for you ...Read more

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Im hypoglycemic and no matter how much i eat it makes no diff. When i stand i almost black out and occ my whole body will shake uncontrollably. Scarey?

Im hypoglycemic and no matter how much i eat it makes no diff. When i stand i almost black out and occ my whole body will shake uncontrollably. Scarey?

Hypoglycemic?: Sounds like there might be something else here. You should probably see a reputable endocrinologist and consider proving the diagnosis with an observed fast and serial Insulin / glucose monitoring. ...Read more

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Used to eat lots of sugar. have hypoglycemic symtoms, but my sugar level is in the 80s. Could my body be used to high blood sugar that this feels low?

Used to eat lots of sugar. have hypoglycemic symtoms, but my sugar level is in the 80s. Could my body be used to high blood sugar that this feels low?

NO: Hi, there is no such thing as a threshold level for blood sugar for pancreatic cells, pancreatic cells are not like brain cells which get used to a certain blood pressure to get used to and operate on a higher sugar level. You hear this statement a lot even from some doctors in Diabetic patients but that's a myth. As you consume more sugar you get more craving. Please adjust your diet and be safe ...Read more

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If you get hypoglycemic easily without food and yet im young and skinny, do I have diabetes mellitus?

If you get hypoglycemic easily without food and yet im young and skinny, do I have diabetes mellitus?

No, the opposite: You have plenty of Insulin but not enough glucose - that is the exact opposite of diabetes. Since you are skinny, if you don't eat your glucose fuel sources run low and you get a low blood sugar - hypoglycemia. It's important for you not to skip meals and to eat small frequent meals that include proteins and complex carbohydrates to maintain an adequate blood sugar (so you don't pass out driving). ...Read more

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Can you be hypoglycemic if not diabetic? Keep geting really hungry and weak and shaky and anxious an need to eat something

Can you be hypoglycemic if not diabetic? Keep geting really hungry and weak and shaky and anxious an need to eat something

Family practice : You can become hypoglycemic and not be diabetic. Obtain an Insulin level. You need to eat frequent small meals. Increase protein and avoid carbohydrates. ...Read more

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