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Reactive Hypoglycemia

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  • Posted By: deranged
  • March 25, 2011
  • 06:59 PM

My condition is the exact opposite of diabetes, yet there doesn't seem to be an appropriate spot for this post. This is NOT regular hypoglycemia, where one has low blood sugar. My blood sugar levels are perfectly normal, until I eat, then they plunge. This is in reaction to carbs, sugar, starches, caffeine, etc et etc... When I eat these things, my pancreas over-produces insulin. So when they drop, eating carbs or sugar is going to cause my blood sugar levels to drop further. I have also been diagnosed with Celiac Disease, which makes my diet even harder to manage.

My diet (apparently) needs to resemble that of a diabetic, which is why I'm here. I'm having a heck of a time balancing my blood sugar levels. I've spoken with dietitians, who have given some great advice, yet I am still having difficulties. I'm hoping ppl with more experience balancing blood sugar can give me tips and ideas on how to get this right. I am SO very sick right now! All I want is to be able to feel healthy again, and get on with a normal life!

I currently (try) to eat every 2-3 hours. I say "try", as sometimes I am just too nauseous to eat a thing. I avoid simple carbs as best I can (although fruit and rice can also cause me to crash). I avoid caffeine. I try to balance each meal with protein, vegetables, and dairy... higher on the protein than anything else (as instructed). My first meal of the day I have little to no carbs, otherwise I crash, then introduce carbs from there. I am supposed to limit my carb intake to no more than 200g a day, due to the severity of my symptoms. I DO have to replace my oatmeal with quinoa flakes, and my regular bread with flax bread. Not sure if that makes any difference at all.

What am I missing?

BTW: This diagnosis came in only a month ago. Do I only need time to adjust?? I am so lost!

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