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Too much insulin issue?? dietry ideas wanted

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  • Posted By: taniaaust1
  • June 21, 2010
  • 06:59 AM

A specialist i saw last week really thinks I have an issue with my insulin (producing too much and he also thinks i may be hypersensitive to insulin) as i have Polycystic ovulation syndrome and have also had hypoglycemia (glucose reading 2.4 and 2.6) show up a couple times on routine blood tests in the past (im not diabetic).

He is going to send me to another specialist for this and also to a nutritionist as he wants me on a no carb diet (as he thinks my insulin level is over shooting in response to carbs). Basically he thinks im being poisoned by my own insulin.

i queried what he meant by a no carb diet as i know that diabetes (who also avoid carbs) usualy are allowed like a small roll or a small potato with a meal. He thou said no to both those things when i asked.. strictly no carbs :eek: . i looked at a couple of diabetes sites and found most things had carbs still.

As i also have high cholestrol so are on a low cholestrol diet and also currently have a shoulder injury so cant cut things up hard things like carrots, punkin... well im feeling a bit freaked out about what i can now eat. :( . Any suggestions or anyone know of a site where i can get some good advice on no carb, low cholestrol diet.

(im having specialised insulin tests done next week but the specialist is fairly sure i have an insulin issues based on the PCOS, the low glucose readings and that i had already restricted carbs in my diet and gone to high protein diet as otherwise i feel unweller, I actually feel better when i dont eat at all and starve myself.. this was way before i've just been told all this)

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