If you think you might have the condition and you’re looking for a reactive hypoglycemia diagnosis, read this before you make an appointment with your doctor. I wouldn’t have made an appointment with my physician if I hadn’t been worried that, considering both Leo and I had the same disorder, we might have an underlying condition. My idea was that if the doctor could find a cause and give me a reactive hypoglycemia diagnosis, he might be able to solve our problem with a simple supplement or something. I chose an Internal Medicine doctor from my health plan, thinking that an “expert” in puzzling, chronic problems would be my best choice for a reactive hypoglycemia diagnosis.
He nodded thoughtfully, told me I needed to lose weight because I was at risk for diabetes (I’m 5 pounds overweight and have no history of diabetes in my family), and handed me a sheet on diabetes. I was stunned about how a physician with so much training in internal medicine could be so wrong. According to the Mayo Clinic, the cause of reactive hypoglycemia isn’t usually pre-diabetes. Hypoglycemia can be a symptom of pre-diabetes, but reactive hypoglycemia and hypoglycemia are two very different diseases, and need to be treated as such. There are only two ways to get a reactive hypoglycemia diagnosis: a Hyperglucidic Breakfast Test and a home blood glucose monitoring kit.
If only I knew what I knew now, I would have ordered a blood glucose monitoring device and saved Leo the uncomfortable experience.
I used a Contour blood glucose monitoring device, which cost less than a single visit to the doctor. You cannot tell by this chart alone who has reactive hypoglycemia and who has prediabetes (amongst other things, your insulin needs to be checked too, to see if you are insulin resistant or insulin sensitive). Here are a few of my readings from the first day I tested with the home blood glucose monitoring device.
At time of writing, one company out there offers a FREE home glucose monitoring kit that comes with ten free test strips. I have read elsewhere online that reactive hypo can not be measured by a glucose meter (which doesn’t make sense to me), but I am going to buy the one you recommend and give it a try. As for the home glucose test not being able to measure your RH, there is the possibility that you test your blood too late (i.e. I haven’t come across a link between gall bladder removal and hypoglycemia in my reading so far, but if I do, I’ll post it! Additionally, knowing you have RH (as opposed to prediabetes or other forms of hypoglycemia) is important because they are treated differently as far as diet goes. I’ve been panicking about going into a coma or something so this site already helped in that regard. I absolutely agree–except for the meat that is (I am a vegetarian bordering on vegan).
I had shakinesss,dizziness, mental confusion and feared i was going to fall or something many times for a few months. Ive been eating bannansa when i get up or go to bed trying to eat more often had oatmeal this am, then had that bannana mid morning my stomach has hurt all day!
Then when he was at work ( a new job, by the way!), he felt this panicy state coming on again, shakey legs, etc.
A few days ago, my son was explaining to me how he felt dizzy when he had been bending over on the floor and then rose up.
I have been very concerned about my teenage daughter’s physical health for a while now and watched her closely on vacation. I am not sure why, out of nowhere, I decided to look for answers to my blood sugar issues today, but I did.
I was diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia in Feb 1986, but beyond a helpful label under which to file my symptoms I have found an absolute dearth of helpful information.
I was diagnosed with epilepsy in college but after always felt it had something to do with my sugars. I have to make appointment with my neuro, but just wanted to know if anyone has heard of or experienced this.
They did the OGTT with glucose checked only at the beginning (after fasting) and at the 2 hour mark. 1) Another OGTT with values for both insulin and glucose taken at least at the 30, 60 and 120 minute marks.
I’m also going to find me a cheap or free blood glucose meter to test for as long as it takes to distinguish a pattern.
Even though I don’t seem to have RH, I thank you for the time and effort you put into this site. In my case, you gave me the idea to check glucose using a personal glucometer, and reminded me that I’m not the only one searching for answers.
Last year, both my doctor (who is RH herself) and my naturopath suggested that I am hypoglycemic (my naturopath figured this out just by looking at me!) and this was without knowing what the other had said. Reactive hypoglycaemia (non-insulinoma pancreatogenous hypoglycemia syndrome) is a seemingly rare and potentially serious complication following gastric bypass.
If you think you may have low blood sugar after eating, you should measure your blood sugar level using a glucometer available at any pharmacy. You will need to experiment with foods and figure out what YOUR triggers are, and what foods work BEST to bring you back from a sugar crash. Here is what happens in experiment A, when 12 patients 2 years after gastric bypass suspected on Reactive hypoglycaemia, are given a high carbohydrate meal of 8 oz. Here is what happens when the same patients are given a low-carbohydrate meal was composed of decaffeinated black coffee or tea without sugar, 1 egg, a 1-oz.
Note how the glucose level and the insulin level stay within normal levels and DO NOT SPIKE WIDELY as in experiment A. These experiments show us why we should not treat reactive hypoglycaemia like we do in diabetics. In cases of severe hypoglycemia with loss of consciousness, immediate treatment with 3-4 glucose tablets (5 g each) or 3-4 tsp of honey should be given to patients who can swallow. L’hypoglycemie reactive (le syndrome pancreatogene d’hypoglycemie non-insulinome) est une complication rare et potentiellement grave a la suite d’une derivation gastrique. Le faible taux de glucose dans le sang peut survenir chez certains patients a la suite d’une derivation gastrique (le nombre exact n’est pas connu) et cela peut produire plusieurs symptomes plus ou moins grave. Vous et l’equipe de chirurgie bariatrique avez besoin de comprendre ce qui se passe dans votre corps.
Vous aurez besoin d’experimenter les differents aliments afin de deceler quels sont les elements declencheurs ainsi que de trouver les aliments les plus efficaces pour vous remettre d’une crise de sucre. Voici ce qui arrive quand les memes patients recoivent un repas pauvre en glucides, compose de cafe noir decafeine ou de the sans sucre, 1 oeuf, une once de saucisse, et une tranche de fromage de ? once (2% de glucides, de proteines de 74% et 24% de matieres grasses, 415 calories). Ces experiences nous montrent pourquoi nous ne devrions pas traiter une hypoglycemie reactive comme nous le faisons pour les diabetiques. Ce phenomene ne fonctionne pas pour l’hypoglycemie reactive chez les personnes ayant subies une derivation gastrique.
La regle de base est de consommer un peu de glucide simple pour remettre le glucose a un taux normal rapidement, puis un melange equilibre de proteines et de lipides pour maintenir une glycemie normale. En cas d’hypoglycemie severe avec perte de conscience, le traitement immediat est de faire prendre 3 ou 4 comprimes de glucose (5 g chacun) ou 3 a 4 c.
If the doctors prescribe the antidepressants for suspected anxiety which is caused by adrenaline (due to hypoglycemia) the health can go just downhill.
Only the hunger and sleepiness are the two effects of hypoglycemia which are not directly caused by adrenaline. Reactive hypoglycemia is rampant and the natural response to low blood sugar is adrenaline release which brings the blood sugar up.
I can not understand how all the medical community pretends that hypoglycemia is a rare disorder?
It is common with reactive hypoglycemia that people have (slightly) elevated basal blood sugar levels so the symptoms of hypoglycemia can set on much higher blood glucose levels than in healthy people.
So, if there is not enough of glucose supply from digestive tract (food) or glycogen the adrenaline is released in order to raise the blood glucose levels. For example after heavy exercise there are no glycogen stores left but adrenaline has the ability to induce the glucose production (gluconeogenesis) from glucogenic amino acids. That is why hypoglycemia may lead to weight loss even though there is enough of carbohydrates in the diet.
The key is protein; the higher needs for protein in people with hypoglycemia and eating standard diets may lead to weight loss due to protein deficiency. High protein food or protein supplement before sleep may balance the blood sugar and make the sleep more refreshing due to avoiding the hypoglycemic state during the night. As most people already know when they are stressed or feared the common symptom is need to go pee. When adrenaline is released (due to hypoglycemia) during the sleep the adults usually wake up and go to the bathroom. Even so common bedwetting in children; the onset is usually accompanied after some traumatic experience those children went through. The same often happens with excess of adrenaline which may induce depression after the long term stress during a lot of adrenaline is produced and the body gets accustomed to it. Constant hypoglycemia and subsequent adrenaline release completely dysregulate the whole body via the adrenaline effects on Autonomic Nervous System. Dysregulated (hyporesponsive) neurons (and other cells including the blood platelets) interfere with the natural functions of the body. Galantamine was successfully used in more studies in Europe many years ago for treating the nervous system.
Are these whey proteins you mention just the standard protein powders that you mix up into a protein shake? About 30 grams is one serving and you should buy good quality WPC or WPI with amino acid content of 75% or more. Eating maybe 1 hour before sleep may help; it is just a myth to go to sleep with an empty stomach! High cortisol is probably due to hypoglycemia and high glucose is because there is probably insulin resistance caused by inflammation. But as I said, hypoglycemia is insulin resistance caused usually by inflammation induced by endotoxins. You mentioned above that 30 grams is one serving-would this also be the same for my daughter who is almost 11 and weighs 85 lbs?
We are talking about the daily protein intake in foods (meat, eggs, milk,…) + supplements (protein shakes) together.


The Whey Protein Concentrate or Whey Protein Isolate supplements have about 72-85% of protein per weight.
For 85 lbs person according to the RDA the total amount of protein per day would be 30 grams. If I was 85 lbs person I would take 20 grams of protein powder which contains about 15 grams of pure protein.
Wake up to go to pee is something else than wake up due to hypoglycemia induced adrenaline release and spasms in urinary bladder. You can try to eat protein containing food before sleep so it does not have to be necessarily the protein shake.
And protein shake (30 grams of powder) can be mixed in just as little as 100 ml of water so you can minimize the need to pee during the sleep.
Some people need to eat starches before sleep and some will do fine with protein shake or nuts. Generally I consider whey protein concentrate and isolate as the great supplements because a lot of people today are protein deficient. That is why the sleep may significantly improve not just immediately that night but also a few weeks (2-3 weeks) later as the body gets the missing amino acids and re-start the processes which were down-regulated due to amino acids deficiency.
There is not 1 case of hypoglycemia worldwide that would be caused by metformin deficiency so I would say that metformin can not cure hypoglycemia. If anything it might cause hypoglycemic episodes (even though less often than some of the other diabetic drugs). Metformin suppresses the glucose production in the liver and this has nothing to do directly with hypoglycemia caused by endotoxins, TNF-alpha and inflammation. Resolving the cause of inflammation like deficiencies and infections (tooth decays and root canals, SIBO) and avoiding the emotional stress is I believe the only surefire way to recovery from chronic health issues. In some cases and in some health problems the drugs are very effective during the recovery so I am not against their use without any exception. One of the most asked questions I get from you readers is if I am completely free of psoriasis? In NYCa€™s cut-throat world of art, appearances can be deceiving a€”especially when newcomer Alice becomes a murder suspect.
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Consequently, hypoglycemia may appear like a side-effect associated with a few diabetes medicines. The actual signs and symptoms differ based on the hydration degree as well as awareness towards the price or even decreasing degree associated with blood sugar focus from the person. The actual test menus associated with breakfast every day could be fifty percent mug lemon liquid, third-fourth mug cornflakes, 1 piece wheat grains toasted bread, 1 tsp margarine, 1 mug associated with gloss over whole milk, as well as espresso, creamer or even sugars because alternative. My ten-year-old son, Leo, has the condition, so it wasn’t hard to figure out what might be causing my mental confusion, mood swings, heart palpitations, hand tremors, cold sweats and anxiety two hours after eating pizza. An internal medicine doctor is sometimes called “the doctor’s doctor” because of their expertise in pinpointing conditions with a myriad of symptoms.
Unfortunately for me, this particular doctor didn’t know that many other conditions can cause reactive hypoglycemia other things other than pre-diabetes.
In fact, without a whole lot of expensive testing, it often isn’t clear what the cause is at all.
I was floored by the amount of misinformation there is out there on what reactive hypoglycemic should and shouldn’t eat.
To the contrary–it’s a good idea to go for a checkup and a basic blood test to make sure you are otherwise in good health.
Once I figured out how to work the device (about ten minutes), I monitored my blood sugar every hour or so for a full day. This chart, will give you an idea of what blood glucose levels look like normally, and what they look like for reactive hypoglycemia.
Not everyone’s blood glucose will drop at that point…for my son, his plummets after 3 hours (and when I say plummet…I mean plummet. However, as gall bladder removal affects digestion of fats and essential fatty acids, it doesn’t seem too much of a stretch that it could cause hypoglycemia (Some studies indicate that a low fat, high carb diet contributes to reactive hypoglycemia). This and most other sites about reactive hypoglycemia suggest that the diagnosis can be made, or at least suspected, on the basis of typical signs and symptoms, and then recommend testing by OGTT.
Thanks to the glucose monitoring device, which I also acquired, I realised my blood sugar went to 150 after half an hour of having breakfast and an hour later it was 62, and I was already feeling shaky.
I’d have either excellent results or terrible results at school with no defined pattern.
What I do to avoid nightmares and waking up in the middle of the night is eat a slice of Ezekiel toast with peanut butter. Epinephrine is a hormone that’s released when you get stressed, along with Adrenaline. I would definitely let the Endocrinologist know about your family history, and whether he has it or not, your diet advice to him seems sound. I *think* my RH is connected to epinephrine sensitivity, but with zero actual research in this area, even my doc is relying on educated guesses.
After reading your post along with some of the other comments on here, I have felt like I am understood for the first time. There are a couple of anomalies in the glucose levels (spikes with no food to fuel them), and I don’t know what that could mean. Do the test an hour before a meal, a few minutes after eating, an hour afterward, two hours after, etc.
Your food log including the times you eat and any blood sugar highs or lows on that same log will be used to spot any patterns that might develop.
Make sure you are following our dietary guidelines and instructions – eat protein first, then the complex carbohydrates and lastly the healthy fats. For example, diabetics are asked to eat candy to bring their blood sugar up quickly from an overdose of insulin (the cause of their hypoglycaemia).
Faites le test une heure avant un repas, quelques minutes apres avoir mange, une heure apres, deux heures apres, etc.
Votre journal alimentaire, ou vous enregistrez ce que vous mangez, le temps que vous prenez pour manger et toutes les hausses ou les baisses du niveau de sucre sanguin, sera utile pour detecter les differents types de comportement qui pourraient se developper. Assurez-vous de suivre nos directives dietetiques et nos instructions – manger d’abord des proteines, puis les glucides complexes et enfin les graisses saines. That cause is mostly insulin resistance which makes impossible for the body to feed the cells with glucose if there is just normal amount of glucose in the blood. That is why quality protein supplement like whey protein concentrate (WPC) or whey protein isolate (WPI) may do wonders for those people. Hormonal imbalances can be really hard to resolve so that is why so many diseases where the Autonomic Nervous System dysfunction plays a major role are so hard to treat. After some time when the adrenaline production can’t go up anymore the brain, mind and the body is left exhausted. In my theory too much adrenaline production day by day, week by week, year by year leads to hyporesponsivity to adrenaline (as hormone and as neurotransmitter). This results in too much coagulation, vasoconstriction (low blood flow) – and when this happens to muscles in blood vessels and capillaries in the skin there will be low blood flow in the skin. Michael Platt, MD wrote a book called Adrenaline Dominance where he makes a connection between many chronic diseases and different symptoms and excess of adrenaline production.
Galantamine acts as a positive allosteric modulator of alpha-7-nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (makes those receptors more responsive to acetylcholine) and also as an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor (raises the acetylcholine levels).
Galantamine is in many countries available only as a prescription drug even though it is natural chemical found in snowdrops and daffodils. People who train a lot like bodybuilders or some athletes have their protein intake at 2 grams per 1 kg of body weight or even higher. But as I said I am not a doctor so I am not saying to anybody to take the drugs or not to take them.
This is not the most accurate question; or may I should say that you really do not ask the question you want to know the answer for? Enabling JavaScript in your browser will allow you to experience all the features of our site. It occurs when the level of blood sugar in the body is too low to adequately fuel the body.
It’s a healthcare phrase which explains attacks associated with systematic hypoglycemia, also it requires two in order to four several hours to happen once you consider higher carb dinner or even dental sugar fill. The actual signs and symptoms associated with hypoglycemia, caused through meals could be coma, center palpitation or even fibrillation, exhaustion, dizziness, light-headedness, perspiring, head aches, depressive disorders, anxiety, becoming easily irritated, tremors, flushing, wanting desserts, elevated urge for food, rhinitis(runny nose), epileptic-type reaction to quickly pulsating vibrant lighting, nausea or vomiting, throwing up, anxiety attack, as well as numbness or even coldness within the extremities. Release could be two ounce slim burger, 1 burger bun, lettuce or even tomato piece, fifty percent mug prepared carrot, greens, 1 tbsp Italian language outfitting, 1 clean apple company, sugars free of charge gelatin, as well as 1 mug gloss over whole milk.
I told him I had monitored my blood sugar and it appeared I might have reactive hypoglycemia. Researchers think that it could be caused by a sensitivity to epinephrine, or a glucogen deficiency, to name just two. I even found one website that said to “avoid soups and breads of all kinds.” Oh my, no wonder people have trouble managing this disorder! He convulsed and went to the emergency room more times than I’ve been to see a doctor my whole life. Reactive hypoglycemics do not need to monitor their blood glucose except to get a reactive hypoglycemia diagnosis. Yet numerous studies have found no distinctive OGTT pattern shown by most people with reactive hypoglycemia, and all of the patterns said to be characteristic of reactive hypoglycemia are common in the general population without symptoms. There are different causes for RH, but in my case, I’m very sensitive to Epinephrine (I get the shakes when I go to the dentist after they numb me, because Novocain contains pseudo-Epinephrine!), so when I get stressed, my blood sugar plummets. My son looked like he was on the same path…exhibiting depression and hyperactivity until we fixed out diet. Keep a food log and keep track of your blood glucose readings at all the various times before and after meals.
Over time you’ll be able to spot trends and understand how your body is working a bit better.
The rule-of-thumb is a bit of simple carbohydrates to bring the crash up quickly, then a balance of protein and fat to keep the glucose up. Tenir un journal alimentaire et prendre en note vos lectures de glucose sanguin aux differents moments avant et apres les repas.
Au fil du temps, vous serez en mesure de reperer les tendances et demieux comprendre comment votre corps fonctionne.


However, you shouldn’t wait till something goes wrong to research it—being proactive about your health is the best medicine!
Sure, most people with hypoglycemia never reach the blood glucose levels when they just drop on the floor and swinging their heads from side to side and mumble something. Those children develop Autonomic Nervous System dysfunction – actually a (weak) form of PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder).
Since the body was used to be supplied by exogenous steroids the natural production of hormones (testosterone) shuts down.
This leads to opportunity for fungi to invade the hypoxic (low oxygenated spots on the skin) skin and cause psoriasis plaque. He recommends the hypoglycemic diet and natural bio-identical progesterone cream as a solution.
I find it hard to go to sleep, and waking up in the middle of the night, because I have high cortisol and glucose at night.
Reactive hypoglycemia is hypoglycemia that occurs in response to eating certain types of food. This method, based on the actual dinner experiences the actual digestive function as well as sugar fingertips. Helicobacter pylori induces gastritis, and also the trigger at the rear of may be the germs which impels reactive hypoglycemia. The actual supper could be two ounce cooked chicken white meat, fifty percent medium-baked taters, fifty percent mug eco-friendly coffee beans, fifty percent mug chopped up strawberries, 1 move supper, 1 tsp margarine, as well as diet plan soda pop. They are small, inexpensive gadgets, and involve a tiny pin prick on the finger, smearing a tiny drop of blood on a test strip, and waiting for the machine to beep and tell you your blood glucose level.
The symptoms of reactive hypoglycemia definitely describe my experience over the past 2 and half years or so. On a scale of 1-to-10, 10 being a double hit of hyrdrocodone, I’m usually at around 2 all day long, with the effect sometimes heightening to 4 after meals.
Prenez aussi note de vos symptomes et de votre niveau de glucose lorsque vous avez ces symptomes. In this article, we’ll try to explain the blood sugar roller coaster in simple words and diagrams.
But that is just because the basal blood sugar levels their bodies are used to function are often higher than in normal healthy person (even though still in a reference range so they are not diagnosed as diabetics). Because after I answer you might get an idea that everything I write about psoriasis and health on this blog I do daily and that it would or would not work for you. When there is not enough glucose in the blood for the body to function properly or when the descent of blood sugar occurs too quickly, multiple symptoms can occur. Past due Hypoglycemia pertains to occult diabetes which delays discharge associated with earlier insulin through pancreatic W tissue. These types of could be Chlorpropamide (Diabinese), Glimepiride (Amaryl), Glipizide (Glucotrol, Glucotrol XL), Glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase, Micronase), Nateglinide (Starlix), Repaglinide (Prandin), Sitagliptin (Januvia), Tolazamide as well as Tolbutamide. The actual breakfast every day treat could be lemon 1 mediterranean, release treat consists of 1 mug gloss over whole milk, 3 Graham crackers as well as dinner treat could be one-third cranberry liquid, 1 tbsp peanut butter as well as 6 saltine crackers. Reactive hypoglycemia is an unusual condition and most doctors are simply not equipped to deal with it. I know now when my hands get sweaty that this is the first sign my glucose level is dropping, and that I need to eat). The hypo seems worse since having my gall bladder removed in September – do you know if there’s a link between gall bladder removal and hypoglycemia?
I suggest trying your best to take it easy, simplify your life as much as possible, go on vacation, whatever–for just a while, and see how that helps your anxiety. I have also been faced with the disappointing ignorance of doctors about this condition, and while I am sad that this occurs, it helps to know that others have had this frustrating experience as well.
Diabetics who inject themselves with too much insulin, can develop reactive hypoglycaemia because insulin drops their blood glucose to very low levels.
Let us know if you have any questions as you read!Where does sugar in your blood come from?The sugar in your blood is called glucose and it comes from eating foods that contain carbohydrates. Right now I tried all the relaxing sleep teas, take Seriphos, Gaba and l-tryptophan, and melatonin. The word, Reactive hypoglycemia conference the actual Whipple requirements refers in order to signs and symptoms that may calculate reduced sugar as well as greater sugar dosage also it reduces.
This leads to preliminary exaggeration associated with hyperglycemia throughout a sugar threshold check. There are specific mixture tablets reason for Hypoglycemia including glipizide + metformin (Metaglip), glyburide + metformin (Glucovance), pioglitazone + glimepiride (Duetact), rosiglitazone + glimepiride (Avandaryl), as well as sitagliptin + metformin (Janumet).
Make sure your doctor knows that you want a hyperglucidic breakfast test (HBT), or better yet, buy a home glucose monitoring kit and tell him your results before asking for the HBT. Why is it desirable to call it “hypoglycemia” and confuse it with more dangerous conditions that need more complicated testing, and treatment with hormones, drugs, or surgery? I’ve corrected this problem with strickly grassfed beef, free range poultry, salmon, organic vegetables and fruit, healthy snacks, pure water, sunshine and nutritional supplements. That should stabilize your blood sugar long enough for you to get a full night’s sleep. For instance, when I began to suspect hypoglycemia, my doctor referred me to an endocrinologist.
Low blood glucose levels can occur in certain patients after gastric bypass (exact number not known) and this can produce several symptoms of varied severity. Your body breaks down carbohydrates (and sometimes fats and proteins too) to extract glucose. You might think if one is experiencing low blood sugar; the answer would be to just eat more sugar.
Idiopathic postprandial affliction is comparable and never recorded with regard to unusually reduced blood sugar levels.
Idiopathic Reactive Hypoglycemia is really a phrase that isn’t current, because simply because scientists understand what causes Reactive Hypoglycemia. I had to seriously argue over the phone with some people to make an appointment because they did not want to see me. So what we call blood sugar is actually blood glucose.As your logic might be telling you, foods rich in glucose are typically sweet. The hyperglucidic breakfast every day or even ambulatory sugar check may be the present regular.
I broke up 3 meals into six for about 2 weeks, and all that did was keep me doped up for the entire day. Fresh and dried fruit, fruit juices and nectars, as well as honey, corn syrup and molasses  are some of the foods high in glucose. When I finally convinced them that I needed help, the endocrinologist was extremely condescending and told me that all of the symptoms I was having were also symptoms of panic attack and anxiety disorder.
Glucose can also be obtained from grains, legumes, vegetables and dairy products, such as milk. Conditions such as Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes, Impaired Glucose Tolerance, Syndrome X, and Reactive Hypoglycemia are becoming more prevalent. She and the physician’s assistant were also very skeptical when I told them that I follow a vegan diet, until I told them that I had been a vegan for nearly five years and only started having complications within the past couple years. These are natural sources of glucose, but there are also refined, processed sugars like high-fructose corn syrup or that white sugar you add to your morning coffee.
This book will take you on my journey of how I went from a person who ate any and everything, to someone who achieved better health by taking control over my diet.
If you suffer from this condition or know someone who does, this book will provide insight into how to manage this condition. Your cardio-vascular system helps carry glucose to all the cells, providing them with vital energy to run your body. While there is not "cure" for reactive hypoglycemia, it can be managed so that you live a normal life. Hormone called insulin makes glucose in the blood accessible to cells, so that they can absorb it and burn it to produce energy.However, not all glucose is delivered to the cells. I hope this book is an inspiration and that it shows you that with discipline and proper food selection, you can live a normal and productive life with reactive hypoglycemia. Depending on the amount of glucose in your blood (blood sugar level), some of glucose gets stored in the liver as glycogen for short-term use and some gets converted into fat for long-term energy needs.What can go wrong with your blood sugarEvery time you eat, you are typically consuming some kind of carbs, which then turn into glucose during digestion. The rising blood sugar levels trigger the release of insulin that helps deliver glucose to the cells to produce energy. This leads to progressively high blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia.) As pancreas keeps producing more and more insulin to take care of glucose, more and more cells get over-stimulated and lose their sensitivity. Insulin resistance is a symptom of pre-diabetes and may eventually turn into type 2 diabetes if not caught early.
Studies have shown that insulin resistance can be linked to excess weight, physical inactivity, poor diet based on too many (often processed) carbohydrates and even sleep deprivation.Type 1 DiabetesOn the other hand, pancreas may stop producing insulin all together, which is the cause of type 1 diabetes. While the exact origin of this disease is unknown, it is commonly believed to be autoimmune. This means that your own body may attack your pancreatic cells responsible for insulin production.Both type 2 and type 1 diabetes result in dangerously high blood sugar levels. Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) can occur in both type 1 diabetics (due to overdose of insulin) and non-diabetic people.
According to one theory, eating too much processed carbohydrates too often causes the body to absorb glucose too fast and overproduce insulin.As the blood sugar level takes a dive, you may feel sleepiness, dizziness, anxiety, irritability, as well as hunger even though you just ate. Your body will be craving carbs to get the glucose levels back up, which will start the cycle all over again.
Thankfully, many of the diabetes and pre-diabetes symptoms are reversible through diet and exercise, as long as they are timely addressed.
If you know you have high or low blood sugar, please feel free to contact Cara-Michele for nutrition advice and stay tuned for more articles on how to manage your blood sugar.
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