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Discussion in 'Reactive Hypoglycemia' started by 62Rose, Dec 26, 2017.

  1. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    No worries, let us know how you get on, as I'm interested in how this pans out.
    I'm certain coconut oil is the best to cook and add a couple of spoonfuls through the day and just before bedtime. Have you tried red wine, that is what most diabetics drink, it has some great antioxidants.

    Best wishes
     
  2. 62Rose

    62Rose Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry I’ve only just seen this, not that familiar with how to use the forum!!
    The MRI only confirms what the CT showed so nothing new to worry about thankfully. I have had a bad week working out how much pain relief to take to help control the pancreatitis, as it makes me nauseous! I am not allowed to drink any alcohol because of the pancreatitis, not the RH, it will just make it worse.
    I had a small meal of casserole, red cabbage and butternut squash around 7.00, some coconut milk drink and a small piece of low carb chocolate, peanut butter and coconut oil bar at 9.15 and have just a bit of a hypo. Last night was awful but I’ve been pretty good today, I wish I could work out where I go wrong. It’s so frustrating. I saw a programme earlier that said that eating carbs for an evening meal was the best time to have them and I have found that if I have a few more in my evening meal I sometimes sleep better so I am going to keep trying that until I get this monitor fitted, still waiting and my 3 month repeat clinic appointment is only a few weeks away. The same programme tested coconut oil and cholesterol levels and found that it improves the good cholesterol so that’s something at least, if they are right!
    Thanks again for your support it’s so good to talk to someone who understands.
     
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  3. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    Don't forget you are new to all this, and your body is slowly adjusting to a big change in your diet and lifestyle.
    Can I suggest that after you have ate, that you go for a short walk, nothing strenuous, but I find that it helps keep your blood glucose levels in check and doing even a little bit is so good for you.


    Keep on asking, let us know how you get on.
     
  4. 62Rose

    62Rose Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I ate the same piece of bar with a soya coffee in the middle of a shopping trip yesterday morning and the same meal at lunch time followed by a 30 minute walk with my dog and was fine so you may be right. We are out this evening for a meal so it’s not always an option though, but I will try that when I can. Thanks
     
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    62Rose Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I am finally making progress as I am now going to see the DNS at the hospital to have some bloods taken and hopefully the glucose monitor fitted on Tuesday!! Only drawback is the need to fast until 9am and the appointment is in London so I hope I can manage the train and walk at the other end! Not sure if any of this would be happening if I hadn’t rung so many times though! On Thursday I had a very bad hypo when I think I nearly passed out, a new experience for me and not one I’d like to repeat, I thought enough is enough and phoned again making sure I mentioned the hypo, it’s been such a battle the whole way through this! Just hope the end is nearly in sight and they will finally decide exactly what is going on with my sugars!
     
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    goodness, I hope this monitor sheds some light.

    and well done for keeping pushing. I am older and wiser now, but back when things were at their worst I just gave up and worked out a food/eating regime that worked for me. Too many unhelpful and dismissive medical staff, and I just gave uptrying for an official diagnosis. In retrospect, I think i should have kept pushing. But then things were so different 30 years ago...

    as I say, WELL DONE!
     
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  7. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    Yes a constant battle!
    The years I spent trying to get to the truth and the tests required for diagnosis.
    Hypos, when you know what they actually are, can be really awful and worrying, especially when they are really low, at least you did test yourself.

    But it doesn't stop at your appointment, you have to keep battling and learn all you can that is causing the lows.

    Best wishes, keep fighting and let us know how you get on.
     
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    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Quick question, what do you eat with the curry, cauli rice or....???????
     
  9. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    Hi :)

    I either have cauliflower rice or just have extra veg - in the curry if homemade, or I order veg side dishes instead of rice if we are eating out or having a takeaway.
     
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    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    Or just the meat and curry, with some side salad.
     
  11. 62Rose

    62Rose Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks all.
    I have steamed cabbage, lots, or cauliflower rice and cabbage, but always eat leafy greens of some sort with every meal. I don’t eat pre made curries, but I do use a paste when I make my own. I didn’t find it kept me that full yesterday even though I added the solid part of a tin of coconut milk. It had butternut squash, chicken and cauliflower in it and a couple of pieces of parsnip which I know are more carbohydrate heavy.
     
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    myracat Don't have diabetes · Member

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    This sounds familiar, what's the pain like? My oh has been being investigated for 14 months now. They think theres some anomaly at the top of the pancreas so he has yet another ct scan on Saturday
     
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  14. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    Reactive Hypoglycaemia!

    It's an endocrine condition, where the pancreas overshoots an insulin response to a meal containing too many carbs and sugars which triggers the reaction.
    It can be controlled by diet.

    The symptoms are similar to T2 diabetes.
    But fasting blood glucose levels and hba1c are in normal levels but can produce episodes of hyperglycaemia followed by Hypoglycaemia. All depending on what you eat of course.

    Hope that helps.

    You can read more about symptoms and the many types of hypoglycaemia that posters have told us about.
    Click on forums, scroll down to the sub forum on reactive hypoglycaemia and read the threads.

    Best wishes
     
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