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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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
For a couple months I have been having hypoglycemic feeling off and on throughout the day. Food helps.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do type 2 diabetic have some hypoglycemic episodes in the mornings in 60's and late in the day between 140 to 150 ?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Can you be hypoglycemic if not diabetic? Keep geting really hungry and weak and shaky and anxious an need to eat something
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