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Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia Questions

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by 384 · about 19 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 15400 · about 19 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 39841 · about 19 hours ago

I had been plagued by this for about the last 20 years. Was able to manage it with certain diet compositions, but I knew there was some nutrient missing. Tried magnesium, zinc, chromium etc. with no perceptible difference. I then decided to try... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · May 11, 2013 at 2:48 PM

(I'm going to answer just because this is too big for a comment) First off, let me get out of the way that this is a very interesting and potentially useful hack. Thanks for sharing it. Second off, let me add the disclaimer that I do not have... (more)

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by 112 · about 19 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 2904 · about 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 5381 · about 20 hours ago

Okay, this is a very very obscure one, hopefully someone has some ideas here! I have been low carb paleo for about 2 1/2 months prior to this issue. I do not beleive its connected to my diet. I get lots of nutrients, eat food with fat, and have... (more)

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BoneBrothFast 0 · August 02, 2012 at 1:41 PM

It's interesting that you mention both cinnamon and turmeric, which are both extremely high in Oxalates and Oxalates have been known to cause a bunch of physical issues, besides just kidney stones.

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by 260 · about 20 hours ago

After 3 weeks of constant digestive, hypoglycemia and panic attacks that caused crushing cheat pain, dizziness, tingling, rapid heart beat lasting minimum 4 hours...I knew the paramedics by name. Every test was done for heart, diabetes,... (more)

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Jamie_14 0 · July 06, 2012 at 1:35 AM

Thanks for sharing, but this isnt a question. A further question for you though might be why is acid coming up from your stomach? Bacterial infection/SIBO? Heliobacter? Low stomach acid? Weakened LES? Doesnt sound like a fully fleshed out... (more)

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by 5 · about 20 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 20 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 20 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 8933 · about 20 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 165 · about 20 hours ago

Hi, I have hypoglycemia, ive already posted a few questions regarding this topic. Im finding at work i tend to get hypo (due to stress perhaps, im in the progess of strenghtening my adreanals and changing my enviromment) in the mean time, i find... (more)

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grace 0 · January 17, 2012 at 2:44 PM

you do not appear to me to be digesting... cortisol knocks out gut and pancreas function. try digestive enzymes with meals (unless you have an ulcer which is contraindicated) and betaine HCl. the food you ingest cannot be helpful for raising BG... (more)

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by 8933 · about 20 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 510 · about 20 hours ago

I've asked some questions before regarding blood glucose values--but am continuing to feel like I have some "issues." Yesterday, for example, I ate a fairly carby (but paleo) lunch. My pre-meal BG was 70 (and I was ready to eat my arm off) and... (more)

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Jody_Savant 0 · January 08, 2012 at 5:08 PM

your Dr. is right. This is perfectly normal.

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by 165 · about 20 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 20 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 78422 · about 20 hours ago

I need some help. I get very sleepy after breakfast. I wake up feeling great. Clear headed, good energy. Breakfast is always meat and eggs and veggies. I shoot for 50+ grams of protein. I end up feeling foggy and tired, feels like low blood... (more)

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Futureboy 0 · October 21, 2011 at 4:38 PM

I used to have the same feeling. I pinned it down to an egg intolerance. I used to feel hungover, even on days that I didn't drink the night before, if I ate cooked eggs. I used to get diarrhea if I ate them raw. After being on a gut-healing... (more)

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by 35 · about 20 hours ago

I am paleo for about 1 month. I do not limit fruit. I am not overweight; I weigh 53kg and am 163cm. I am 31 and after going off birthcontrol 3 years ago I never got my period or ovulation back...I did get pregnant after my first round of clomid... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · September 10, 2011 at 6:44 PM

My guess would be that you're zinc deficient as a result of the vegan diet, which has decreased estrogen and caused amenorrhea. You need to start actively pursuing zinc in your diet if you don't want to supplement. Focus on eating foods like... (more)

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by 659 · about 20 hours ago

Hi there, Long time lurker, first time poster. I???m a recovering hypoglycemic ??? I haven???t had the extended GTT or anything like that, but both my parents were diagnosed with this in the late 80s and I know I have it based on my experiences.... (more)

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mindi 0 · August 03, 2011 at 12:04 PM

Welcome! I've been diagnosed with hypoglycemia and tried my doc's dietary advice for awhile. I gained weight and was a slave to food. The blood sugar crashes on the "eat 6 times a day" program were awful. Since I discovered Paleo, I'm amazed at... (more)

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by 8933 · about 20 hours ago

What does these things all mean? I also had a mold allergy and a grass pollen allergy (that mold one is new). The blood test is several weeks old now, after the blood test I started doing paleo but still get brain fog and feel very weak. As I have... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · June 26, 2011 at 4:11 PM

Given that you've been at it a week, I suspect your body is going through some heavy changes. You may want to check out the threads on low-carb flu: Keep track of what you're eating (like you already are) and do your best to increase/decrease... (more)

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by 166 · about 20 hours ago

I have constant blood sugar issues which is why I would like to try a paleo diet again. I think I have reactive hypoglycemia but I am not diagnosed. I feel hypoglycemic all the time and need to eat like every 3 hours or I will not function very... (more)

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Anastasia_1 0 · June 16, 2011 at 12:08 PM

Reactive hypoglycemia is not a diagnosis. It's like saying you have anemia: it gives you no information about the cause.?? Diabetics get hypoglycemia when they inject themselves with too much insulin than is required for glucose processing. A... (more)

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by 20 · about 21 hours ago

Here's a weird question. I follow the Paleo diet and in general, my first meal is around 10:30 to 12 in the afternoon. I have found that, no matter what I eat: protein in the form of eggs or meat, fruit, nuts, whatever, inevitably about one hour... (more)

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Ed 0 · May 17, 2010 at 6:46 PM

First of all, check your temperature at several different times of day to see if you really have a fever, and to see if your body temperature varies throughout the day. Diurnal temperature variations usually peak in the early evening (... (more)

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