Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia Questions

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by 0 · about 15 hours ago

I am a Type 1 (diagnosed 8 years ago, now 28) who just started paleo 3 weeks ago and I definitely have noticed a difference in my blood sugars (yay!). I was just wondering - other than treating lows with almond butter/apple slices or just fruit... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · October 31, 2013 at 7:48 PM

I don't have an answer for you, but if you eat on the low carb end of Paleo, you may find that your hypo events become exceptionally rare. See this for... (more)

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by 384 · about 15 hours ago

One thing i've noticed about myself since going paleo, is that i binge eat when i give myself the chance. Even a bit too much fruit or honey can make me want to go on a sugar rampage. It's something i'm working on. A couple of weeks ago i had an... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · September 03, 2013 at 5:14 PM

You may be experiencing "false hypos". Jenny Ruhl explains them here: http://diabetesupdate.blogspot.com/2007/07/type-2s-understanding-false-hypos.html?m=1 They feel every bit as bad as the real thing, but your blood sugar isn't falling into a... (more)

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by 10 · about 15 hours ago

Hey all, Long time reader -- thanks to everyone on here for providing such helpful informartion. Stats: 26yo Female 100 lbs @ 5'5 (small boned, have always been small) Following a 90% paleo diet for about 1.5 years (had occasional frozen... (more)

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mk07 0 · August 25, 2013 at 6:20 PM

I wish I had the answer... :( I have the same issue. It is called reactive hypoglycemia. I can't tell you how many times I passed out. I started out by having levels in the 60's 1h after eating, with the feeling I could kill someone if I didn't... (more)

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by 15400 · about 15 hours ago

If you have hypoglycemia (either reactive or fasting) could you please share any tips? What works for you? I know I suppose to have one avocado per day. Are blueberries allowed? Also, were you officially diagnosed by the doctor and how did... (more)

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Karen 0 · August 14, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Go over to bloodsugar101 and take a look at the info for eating to your meter. This refers to eating according to the blood sugar testing done with a glucometer. While the site is geared to people with diabetes the considerations are similar. You... (more)

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by 15400 · about 15 hours ago

Is it hypoglycemia? What do I eat with that? I know how to cure type 2 diabetes (Newcastle study) but not sure if it is the same for high insulin levels. I have checked all hypoglycemia plans and it seems that they say to have a snack every 2... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · August 08, 2013 at 1:55 AM

High insulin can mean insulin resistance. Your cells don't respond to the normal amount of insulin secreted, so you secrete more and more, until the cells finally respond. This is common in Syndrome X and women with PCOS. It's probably the... (more)

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by 65 · about 15 hours ago

Short medical / diet history: In 2002, I gained about 77 lbs in just six months (going from 163 -> 240) due to depression diagnosis and mirtazapine medication. Have been the same weight (+/- 20 lbs) ever since, about 100 lbs overweight (I'm... (more)

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Kevin_38 0 · July 22, 2013 at 5:15 PM

Take licorice extract first thing in the morning. It's great for people with low cortisol because it conserves the cortisol your body does make. Here's the licorice I take - http://amzn.to/12Z432k One important thing about taking licorice -... (more)

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by 229 · about 15 hours ago

A friend of mine is recently lower-carb paleo and has T1D. He experiences a "low" when he wakes up and after a good riding practice. Usually he drinks Orange juice to bring his sugars back up then also experiences another low then. He would... (more)

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Paleo_Moxie 0 · June 27, 2013 at 8:59 PM

My question would be: What is he eating prior to working out or going to bed? Making sure he has plenty of protein and healthy carbs before the workout are key to avoiding blood sugar drops after working out or upon wakening. After the workout,... (more)

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by 112 · about 15 hours ago

Hello. It seems to be well known that high amounts of carbohydrates can cause drowsiness, though most sources relate dizziness and lightheadedness to low amounts of carbohydrates in the diet. However in my experience it seems that carbohydrates... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · April 01, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Sounds like reactive hypoglycemia. For me at least, it's a lot worse with low-carb or with high glycemic carbs like bread or sweet potato/potato. The best carbohydrate sources for me have been basmati rice and fruits where the fructose exceeds the... (more)

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by 0 · about 15 hours ago

I have been strict low carb paleo for over 18 months, so am well over low carb flu territory. The one thing that I still struggle with is that I experience hypoglycemia the rest of the day after I exercise. I have quite severe reactive... (more)

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Hannah__1 0 · February 11, 2013 at 1:57 AM

Hello, I'm a type 1 diabetic on a continuous glucose monitor, so i can see exactly what my blood sugar does post workouts. I notice that my blood sugar drops 2-3 hours after a wights session. I just plan to eat then. Maybe you could try adding... (more)

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by 2904 · about 15 hours ago

I've seen reports from people, some of whom mentioned they were in Ketosis, that their blood sugar readings are scary low. I think someone on here posted once how they had a reading of 50something, but felt fine. I'm not diabetic, but I check my... (more)

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Alvaro 0 · December 17, 2012 at 10:07 PM

I've had it as low as 48 sometimes and feeling fine, the doc told me that if you live an active life and feel fine, this is a safe glucose level to maintain

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by 260 · about 15 hours ago

After doing extensive research on the internet to correct my low cortisol levels especially in the A.M. I found out that pregnenolone and dhea are the most subscribed supplements to counteract low cortisol levels. Pregnenolone is pretty much a... (more)

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drschuler 0 · November 29, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Seems plausible, yet if damage has been wrought to the adrenal cortex, hypothalamus, and/ or pituitary, more support will be needed. Nutrients and natural products may be used. A lot of these conversions from cholesterol to sex hormones and... (more)

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by 163 · about 15 hours ago

My dad is type 2 diabetic, and also has heart and blood pressure issues. I'm really trying to get him to eat a somewhat low/moderate carb paleo diet. My main concern is if a low/moderate carb diet will put him at risk for ketoacidosis and... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · September 24, 2012 at 7:50 PM

A low carb diet is a great way to stablize blood glucose at a good level. Low carbing does NOT make you hypoglycemic, overeating carbs DOES. Diabetes Type 2 is an advanced form of insulin resistance. That means the cells don't respond to insulin... (more)

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by 1029 · about 15 hours ago

I'm on a budget and want some suggestions on the above cheap carbs w low glycemic index. It can include suggestions of beans and recipes or preparation suggestions.

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Natasha_1 0 · August 23, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Try eating lettuce salads with lots of raw veggies & a good fatty dressing. Add some berries. Very low glycemic, inexpensive and oodles of nutrition. I don't think beans would be your best bet. Filling yes but very hard to digest & high in... (more)

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by 1029 · about 15 hours ago

I have hypoglycemia and was on very low carb diet until I learned that w only fat and protein thsfe is an insulin spike however smALL. I now eat 30 30 30 more or less. I of course eat every three hours.

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Heidi_1 0 · August 12, 2012 at 1:04 AM

I used to have severe hypoglycemia. For almost 15 years I followed something close to the Zone Diet with a 30-30-40 ratio of fat/protien/carbs. My hypoglycemia got better for awhile, but then started to slowly go downhill. I was really in bad... (more)

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by 20 · about 15 hours ago

I've read through all of the previous posts that I can find, but I can't find a solid answer. I started getting nasty headaches/lightheaded/brain fog after eating meals. All meals - low carb, add a potato, anything. I finally bought a glucose... (more)

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Sam_Knox 0 · June 26, 2012 at 2:27 PM

If you have this reaction regardless of the macro content of the meal, maybe it's the size of the meal. Have you tried smaller meals within your eating window? Anyway, I'd try smaller meals first. Also, you could try reducing protein and... (more)

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by 5 · about 15 hours ago

Hi! Quick question - in 1991 the Army did some testing on my and decided that I have "reactive hypoglycemia". I used to have to eat every few hours or I would get shaky. I adopted a low carb, Paleo, primal-type diet a couple years ago which I... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · June 13, 2012 at 2:32 PM

I would seriously question the RN's ability to do her job properly. That is the most nonsensical advice she could give. 80 is a perfectly normal level. Hypoglycemia is a concern when your glucose is below 70.

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by 0 · about 15 hours ago

Hi, I'm on day 5 of the paleo diet and I'm reactive hypoglycemic. I'm still eating carbs (fruit and sweet potato) but feel like I need to cut the fruit because my blood sugar has been so out of whack. I've also lost 5 l. Which is a problem for me... (more)

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borofergie 0 · May 31, 2012 at 7:36 PM

It's a bit grey from a Paleo point of view, but (as long as you can tolerate it) you can't really beat dairy as a low-carb calorie source. Start eating heavy whipping cream with everything, and start upping your cheese intake.

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by 323 · about 15 hours ago

Hi Peeps, The reason I ask this is I went for a meal on Sunday and felt shocking (LC flu) on Monday, however I'm wondering if this reaction is more hypoglycemia than the flu we describe? I have no idea how much sugar, corn flour etc.. was in my... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · April 03, 2012 at 1:49 PM

If you are low to very low carb - say under 50 grams per day - you have very likely induced peripheral (muscular) insulin resistance due to the high level of free fatty acids running around in your blood stream. Eating a high carb meal under those... (more)

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by 10 · about 15 hours ago

Hi, new to this forum. I just started strict paleo, and autoimmune protocol (no grains, beans, dairy, nuts, nightshades or sugar) one week ago. I am fairly certain but not positive that I have celiac. I have had severe hypoglycemia among many... (more)

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Bloop 0 · March 28, 2012 at 12:22 PM

Hi trarantula, it would be helpful to see a little menu of what you are eating day-to-day, maybe a day or two's worth. If you could mention what, amounts, and what times you're eating, it may help us figure out what's going on with you. I had... (more)

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by 65 · about 15 hours ago

Since one year I am strict gluten free, I usually stick to a LC regime (since two month), because loads of carbs makes me sleepy. Though, a glucose response test did not show any insulin malfunction. The doc said that I don???t have diabetes.... (more)

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by 8933 · about 15 hours ago

I'm prone to hypoglycemia, and don't tolerate fasting well. However, I probably won't be able to make 3 meals a day when going to college. When I eat twice daily, though, I can't sleep well at all, and I get stressed out a bit easier. How can I... (more)

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Nance 0 · January 21, 2012 at 8:54 PM

I agree with Jeff--if you must eat frequently to maintain comfortable BG you are probably not releasing and burning stored fat well. The leptin reset could definitely help break that cycle. When leptin wasn't working right for me, all I could... (more)

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by 8933 · about 15 hours ago

I've been doing all kinds of diets for a year. What really struck me, though, is that when I did a vegan diet, a bodybuilding diet or a high sugar diet, my brother regularly called me "gay" (especially when vegan). Until I went paleo. Then he... (more)

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cliff_1 0 · January 14, 2012 at 1:50 PM

I doubt your problem is not enough estrogen. You can easily test if your hypothyroid with a body temp test, 98.6 after eating is good. Low carb diets are a disaster for most people especially us younger folk. Increasing carbs might help but if... (more)

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by 165 · about 15 hours ago

Hey guys just had a question about hypoglycemia. I tend to get super hypoglycemic after my workouts, sometimes right after and sometimes 2 hours of so after. It takes me almost all day to recover (if ive workedout in the am). Any suggestions for... (more)

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AndyM 0 · December 19, 2011 at 10:53 PM

I think you would be better off looking at your pre-workout meal. If you can eat a couple of hours before working out (or earlier) and get in some good quality paleo carbs then you should have fewer problems post workout. A good solid meal some... (more)

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by 4283 · about 15 hours ago

I'm curious if anyone else is having this issue. I've been on a paleo diet for almost a year and a half and have had great success with it as it relates to controlling my diabetes. I have been a type 1 diabetic for almost 26 years and have never... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · October 31, 2011 at 10:56 AM

I am surprised that you weren't informed by your doctor how frequent this is. Typical reason why I think people shouldn't depend on doctors opinion alone. It has nothing to do with stuff Trevis mentioned here and medications might be a problem,... (more)

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by 1689 · about 15 hours ago

In this study http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19114405 , after a potato-meal, coffee + 10 g sugar reduced postprandial glycemia by 20%, while pure coffee increased glycemia by 28%. Has anyone measured their glucose levels after coffee and... (more)

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Jan 0 · January 02, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Disclaimer: I haven't measured my blood glucose levels after drinking coffee, ever, so this is just what i have experienced. Back when i was still sweetening my coffee with sucrose i used to get seriously hypoglycemic ca. 1h after drinking my... (more)

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