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Very depressed over reactive hypo

Discussion in 'Reactive Hypoglycemia' started by Razper, May 11, 2018.

  1. Razper

    Razper Reactive hypoglycemia · Active Member

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    Yeah, bacon and scrambled eggs sounds great. But if in the mornng I'm with a bit low sugar, will that food (bacon and eggs) raise it to more accpetible levels since the GI index is zero?

    If there is a doctor here, please take a look at my OGTT results from above if they mean anything about RH.
     
  2. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Guru
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    None of us are doctors, so we cannot give medical advice. We are all sharing information based on personal experience of our own research and medical conditions.

    You are obviously concerned that you will hypo eating protein and fat.
    Why don’t you try it, while testing every few minutes to see what happens.
     
  3. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    If you are a bit low sugar then your liver should release glucose - you are trying to second guess what should be a perfectly normal response, and I suspect you are over correcting - with bread when maybe a tomato fried with the bacon would be a far better option.
     
  4. lindisfel

    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    If you want to get off the switch back Razper stop going up the hills.

    Your lows are caused by your highs.

    Your OGTT will be irrelevant if you eat low carb!

    If you low carb, you may not go into keto and still control your blood glucose roller coaster at c.50grams of carb a day. There are some carbs in broccoli and spinach and leeks. Even eggs have one carb each! :)

    There are thousands on this site who have not fainted for lack of sugar or white bread!

    Try it out on a day when you are at home or not working.

    regards
    Derek
     
    #24 lindisfel, May 11, 2018 at 10:00 PM
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  5. kokhongw

    kokhongw I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The numbers looks reasonable good to me. But typically OGTT would be extended to 4 hrs to see how muc further glucose continues to drop.

    As a T2D not on medication...the lowest after meal response I measured was ...3.0 mmol. Just around 3 hours after meal.

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  6. Razper

    Razper Reactive hypoglycemia · Active Member

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    Does reactive Hypo gets worse over time, and does it lead to diabetes?
     
  7. Brunneria

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    It depends.

    My experience is that by controlling the carbs in my diet, and strictly avoiding gluten, i can avoid RH episodes and have done so for the last few years - and that is after experiencing RH since childhood.

    But of course I have no idea what the future holds for myself, or for you.
     
  8. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    It can do if not dietary controlled and because of many factors of symptoms and hormonal imbalances and response, it can also lead to diabetes.

    Hi, @Razper,

    This question reminds me of a period I had before diagnosis, I was having continuous episodes of Hypoglycaemia, hyperglycaemia, hyperinsulinaemia, insulin resistance and I according to my endocrinologist, really ill, but I didn't have a clue.
    The symptoms were endless from morning till night.
    I had no idea, nor did my doctors.
    So despite being on so called diets that should have been helping me, the carbs were making me ill.
    Because having RH, means that we get an overshoot of insulin, the levels of insulin in your blood will rise. This will lead to hypos. We have to avoid these overshoot by not eating food that triggers the insulin response.

    If we do not eat accordingly to stop the triggers, the amount of insulin increases, insulin resistance increases, the fluctuations get higher and lower, your health suffers. If not treated it will end with RH and T2 diabetes, and probably hyperinsulinaemia.
    Because of my experience, I would not recommend this.
    Being healthy and avoiding those foods, is a better decision I made.
     
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