I have strong memories of hypoglycemia anxiety from my early days of living with Type 1 diabetes.
I counsel people with Type 1 diabetes, and one of the most stressful parts of diabetes for many people is the experience of being hypoglycemic.
Hypoglycemia anxiety can diminish their quality of life, and often results in an ongoing elevated blood glucose level that causes other health issues. Anxiety becomes problematic when we overestimate the dangers that surround us, and underestimate our ability to cope.  We can reduce anxiety by developing a more realistic perception of the dangers we face, and of our ability to cope with them.
I have had many patients describe feeling “low” when their blood glucose readings are actually in the normal range.  Many believe this is because they are on their way to a low and will just keep dropping.
For those with high levels of anxiety, it can be helpful to develop a hierarchy (list) of fears.
The nursing student starts to look at factual evidence to challenge her belief she will go low and die. If you are struggling with anxiety, or someone you care about who has diabetes is struggling with anxiety, maybe you can try some of the techniques described here.
If your hypoglycaemia anxiety is so high that these ideas seem out of reach for you, then please consider accessing professional support. Michelle Sorensen is a member of the Ontario College of Psychologists and has a private practice in Clinical Psychology in Ottawa. Having had T1D for 64 years and literally thousands of lows i was not anxious about having them.
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There’s just something about drinking 16 ounces of pure leafy green and fruit goodness that makes the skin glow. Tip: Use protein and healthy fats in green smoothies if you are monitoring your blood sugar levels. Loving the smoothies, thanks for information on switching the ratio, was wondering about sugars. My husband just found out he has type 2 diabetes he began by drinking green shakes and he changed the way he eats.
Okay, so I feel like a bit awkward asking this with all this healthy raw talk, but are there any natural sweeteners you would recommend for occasional smoothie use?
The Kiwi Berry Punch is a low-calorie, nutrient-dense smoothie recipe that combine the best fruits and veggies for an optimal approach to healthy weight loss.
The best part about a green smoothie–you can use a smoothie as a low-calorie meal replacement because they are full of fiber which keeps your body feeling fuller longer.
You can always limit the amount of fruit in your green smoothie by flipping our Green Smoothie Formula on it’s head.
Adding 8oz of Greek yogurt is a great source of protein, and a great addition to any recipe! Hi My husband and I have gone to smoothies while trying to cleanse him from the poison of chemo and radiation. We suggest checking out our Goji Berry Orange Smoothie it was created by Amanda and is chockfull of superfoods and antioxidants that aid the body’s healing process and give the immune system a boost! We're Jen and Jadah, two friends raising our families on healthy, whole-food recipes mixed in with some ice cream and pizza.
We've seen the amazing health benefits of green smoothies firsthand— from losing 27 pounds to getting more energy than a double shot of espresso. An 82-year-old doctor revealed his study on how to cure diabetes in 5 minutes by just following his formulation.


Diabetes is a metabolic disease in which the person has high level of blood sugar in the blood which is caused by either inadequate insulin production or by inability of the body cells to respond properly to insulin.
According to him, after taking the formulation, you can already eat any sweets no matter how much you like since sweets aren’t the main reason why a person suffers from diabetes but due to the mineral imbalance in our body: Vanadium, Copper, Zinc, Manganese and chromium to name a few.
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Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that results from damage to the blood vessels of the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye (the retina).
Since it is uncommon to experience symptoms in the early stages of diabetic retinopathy, patients may be unaware that they have the disease. Patients in my practice with very high blood glucose levels have learned to look at the evidence and develop more balanced thoughts about the likelihood of a dangerous low. This allowed her to keep her BG levels in a normal range for longer periods of time, without giving in to the impulse to snack and boost them higher to get rid of the hypoglycemia anxiety she felt. This can be helpful when patients are becoming accustomed to a healthier range of blood glucose levels after having lived with higher readings due to the fear of hypoglycemia. For example, take some deep breaths every time you sit down to eat a meal or to catch up on email. I have met patients who have underlying worries about the long-term effects of their high blood sugar, but it just never seems like the right time to change their way of coping. Start with the most intense sources of anxiety at the top of the list and the least feared situations, events or people at the bottom.  Work your way up the list gradually, gathering evidence about your ability to confront yours fears until you are able to tackle the most intense ones on the list. Of course, all of these techniques need to be used in conjunction with support from family and health care professionals. It is a good idea to speak to your diabetes educator or endocrinologist for support and possibly referral information. My simple advice would always be avoid panic, keep packets of sugar with you always, take medicine and meals regularly, regular exercise and visit a doc monthly or quarterly. I experienced this anxiety when first diagnosed (at 32 of T1D) partly because I had seen my mother (also T1D) have low blood sugars at a young age, when I didn’t really understand what was happening.
I could have used that a few years ago ?? I really appreciate the frankness of the article, thank you! Now that i am older i get very anxious after them for an hour or so but understanding what is happening to your body helps. That is why we, Jadah and Jen, started creating recipes for green smoothies and sharing them with all of our friends— we want to help others start a healthy lifestyle too!
Following this rule gives us adequate amounts of leafy greens, while still capturing the rawesome flavors of all the fruits we add! Yet for those who have been drinking green smoothies for a few weeks— this is a challenge worth going for.
We love blendin’ with NutriBullet, it’s a power packed blender and perfect when blending for one! While weight loss is not the #1 goal at Simple Green Smoothies, it can be a happy accident.
If you’re monitoring your blood sugar, we always recommend speaking with your doctor to be sure that green smoothies are a good choice for you, personally.
We’re so excited to have you blendin’ with us, and love hearing that our tips are making green smoothies even more accessible! We’re so excited to hear that our recipes are a great healthy option for your husband! I try to use fruit as a sweetener whenever possible (amen bananas), but sometimes I don’t have that option with the fruit on hand.


I’ve seen a green smoothie with green apple, cucumber, spinach and kale with chia seeds.
Did you know our co-founder Jadah lost over 25lbs in three months by replacing one meal with a green smoothie? Since we are not doctors or nutritionists, we suggest that any member of our community with health concerns to speak to their healthcare provider to confirm that green smoothies and the natural sugars are okay for their eating plan. Instead of blending 60% fruit with 40% leafy greens, blend 40% fruit with 60% leafy greens or use another ratio to meet your dietary needs. If they note that accurate carbohydrate counting and insulin dosing keeps them in safe range, coupled with testing BG regularly and carrying sources of sugar for lows, then they become more willing to gradually reduce their blood glucose levels. You can use imagery to imagine feared events beforehand, and prepare yourself to confront them by using cognitive restructuring or relaxation methods.
Unfortunately, I cannot tell her that I know for sure she is wrong.  But I can suggest we explore her underlying assumptions and figure out if this belief is very realistic. It is important to develop confidence in her ability to cope with hypoglycemia… yes, it is best to prevent lows when possible, but she can treat the lows quickly and recover from them. If you choose to see a psychologist or social worker, I recommend someone who practices CBT, which is an evidence-based clinical approach.
That pervaded into my own experience and my coping mechanism in my school life was to keep my sugars a bit higher than they should have been. Enjoyed the article but T1D is different for each person, take the time to understand what is happening to your body, it do s help with anxiaty.
Adding more leafy greens gives our bodies access to more of their tasty nutrients (phytonutrients, protein, vitamins, antioxidants, and more), and using low sugar fruits keeps our green smoothies lean and mean! FYI: when blending in a NutriBullet we suggest halving our recipes and adding a little additional liquid base to ensure everything blends smoothly.
Talk about crash, brain fog, and an overwhelming desire to just put my head down and nap like a champ!
Due to the fast-pace of living and increase in the number of fast food restaurants and manufacture of food with high level of sugar, this number could increase, if we won’t keep ourselves aware on how we can combat diabetes. This can be done in conversation with a therapist or by writing down negative thoughts and challenging the thoughts using thought records (see Mind over Mood by Christine Padesky and Dennis Greenberger for a patient’s guide to cognitive behavioral therapy). I work on gathering evidence to develop new, more balanced beliefs with patients who are overcome with anxiety about hypoglycemia.
I have seen patients reduce their levels of anxiety and greatly improve their quality of life.  It is absolutely worth the effort.
By doing this, you get all the fiber and essential vitamins without the high sugar content (which can affect people in different ways).
We really try to avoid overly processed sugar options and rather reach for natural sweeteners like honey, maple syrup or dates. I don’t care about using another test strip it if means my blood sugars are better controlled!
Anyway, I do appreciate you recommending that I not start putting all the greens in all at once. I do want to ask, though, is it OK to add protein powders or power green powders to the smoothies.



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