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Type 1 Hypo

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Nadia19, Jul 26, 2021.

  1. Nadia19

    Nadia19 · Member

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    Strange question, hoping to get a answer. Does anyone else think food tastes better when your in a hypo?
     
  2. EllieM

    EllieM Type 1 · Moderator
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    Not sure it actually tastes better, but when I'm hypo I'm just desperate to eat... so certainly the desire for food (any food, nom, nom, nom) is much greater.
     
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  3. Nadia19

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    I think that is the case, I’d actually eat any food when it’s low. Feels satisfying. Lol.
     
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    Ushthetaff Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    When I have a hypo food taste like everything I want it too, I can eat the contents of a fridge during a really bad hypo and even stuff I don’t really like , I tend to pig out on. Chocolate which I’m not really fussed on , I suppose it’s a survival instinct kicking in
     
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    Tony337 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    If my sugar is low but not hypo then i treat myself and that can taste better because its a treat that i can appreciate.......
    If i'm very low i just eat because i have to.

    Tony
     
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    To exemplify that we are all different, one of my hypo symptoms is a complete loss of appetite. I really don't want to eat anything so whatever I do eat is just fuel and I am not interested in the taste.
     
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  7. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Expert
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    Unfortunately when I go low the thought of having to eat makes me feel ill and I am not interested in taste in the slightest, our brains work in mysterious ways when deprived of glucose :confused:
     
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  8. EllieM

    EllieM Type 1 · Moderator
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    That must make it really difficult for you both when treating hypos. My other problem when hypo is that it often makes me want to just lie down and do nothing (not great when you are already in bed) and I just can't be bothered to take out the glucose tablets that are right next to me. I avoid the eat the fridge issue by having glucotabs as my emergency tab, which I only want to eat when I'm hypo because (in my opinion) they taste pretty nasty.
     
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  9. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Expert
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    I am the same, I only use glucotabs so it limits the opportunity to over eat even if I ever did want to, tbh when hypo I struggle to even treat sometimes as i'd either carry on what I was doing which is cleaning the house or gardening and treat when getting the sweats, but I also prefer to lie down too, and have been known to sleep for a good hour after one.
     
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    That is true the brain works differently when low on glucose. That must be hard knowing you have to have a sugary snack or drink and your not feeling yp to it.
     
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