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I was told that my blood sugar was low yrs ago but wasn't formerly diagnosed.. Now is hypothyroid why do I feel so sick after eating sugary foods?

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Dr. Todd Chambers
Family Medicine

In brief: High glycemic index

Very sugary foods tend to have a high glycemic index.
This increases your blood sugar rapidly. Your body then reacts by releasing Insulin and you get a rapid drop in your blood sugar as glucose is moved out of the blood stream. Those fluctuations feel bad. Read about the glycemic index and try to eat foods that have a lower glycemic index and often this will help with hypoglycemia.

In brief: High glycemic index

Very sugary foods tend to have a high glycemic index.
This increases your blood sugar rapidly. Your body then reacts by releasing Insulin and you get a rapid drop in your blood sugar as glucose is moved out of the blood stream. Those fluctuations feel bad. Read about the glycemic index and try to eat foods that have a lower glycemic index and often this will help with hypoglycemia.
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