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What to eat?

Discussion in 'Reactive Hypoglycemia' started by Wrights83, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    It's a form of blood sausage that's popular with us northerners!
    Great with a fry up of bacon, eggs, mushrooms, onions! And of course tomatoes!
    My favourite breakfast if I have a day off!
     
  2. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    Not sure what blood sausage is either. Haha. Pork, chicken, beef ? In any event I love sausage of all kinds but need to watch saturated fat .....sad
     
  3. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    It's a blood sausage made from pork fat! Has other usual sausage ingredients.
    I get mine from local butcher and it hasn't got a lot of carbs in it!
    That's why it doesn't spike me!
     
  4. Wrights83

    Wrights83 Reactive hypoglycemia · Active Member

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    Decided to test 1 slice of low GI bread with my cooked breakfast. 10g of carbs & 1.5g of sugar. 30 mins later & im feeling dizzy & sick. Can't believe it!

    Still waiting for some more lances so can't test my blood.
     
  5. Wrights83

    Wrights83 Reactive hypoglycemia · Active Member

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    Having a real tough week. Discovered that coffee is now on the banned list. It spikes me every time & makes me feel nauseous. Feeling sick & weak a lot. This is really starting to grate on me now!


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  6. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    Do you wait until late morning and after you've eaten?
    It's a wild card with me. Spikes some days, makes me nauseous some days and calms an unsettled tummy some days.
    So generally I eat around 8, make a cup, drink. 3 or 4 oz and refrigerate the rest then dump on ice and sip iced coffee. It s more like a coffee IV drip. But it works. I love the flavor more than the caffeine.
    It CAN raise me if I drink it too early or too much
     
  7. Wrights83

    Wrights83 Reactive hypoglycemia · Active Member

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    Yeh late morning & middle afternoon in the same day. Oh & this was normal decaf which as you know still has considerable amount of caffeine.

    I've since discovered Swiss water decaf which is 99.9% caffeine free so going to give that a whirl as the thought of giving up coffee haunts me.

    I think the sick & weak feelings this week could be because I still wasn't in ketosis. I had a big dinner last night & felt fine, Didn't need to snack. This morning I didn't feel really weak as I have been & my BS was 4.9 which is higher. I've got some ketostix arriving today so I can confirm if I'm in ketosis. Did read it can take 10 days & the considerable amount of alcohol at the weekend may have interfered.


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  8. KevinPotts

    KevinPotts Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Vegetable (European 100% pea protein) by NuZest - Clean Lean Protein gives me no spike whatsoever at just .6g per portion:).

    The beer would spike you!


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  9. lindisfel

    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    Beer is ok outside Yorkshire Kevin. They can't get away with watering it in Yorks! :) :) ;) Derek


     
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    KevinPotts Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Haha.... Brilliant:)


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    Pootle7 Insipidus · Newbie

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    Re - being unreconised by medical professions... My hospital consultants seem to be the only ones who understand this. My Gp thinks that just cause I had a gastric bypass 4 years ago and no longer take medication for diabetes I shouldn't now have hypos! but RH is a known by-product of having this surgery and after my levels dropped to 2.8 last nite I tend to have more faith in what I know rather then what mydoctors surgery "diabetes specialist" wont accept. I changed my diet earlier on in the year and mainly eat low GI foods, changing to just eating linseed and soya bread as the other types were giving me constatant hypos.
     
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    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    Pity you didn't know that low carb high fat re: cutting out all refined carbs ....before you had a bypass can stop RH in its tracks and cause one to lose the weight gained! Derek​
     
  13. Keesha

    Keesha Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    We have been encouraged to eat avocados but it is not easy to get them as they are not always available, quite expensive and have a very short lifespan. Has anyone got any suggestion how to keep them from getting too ripe?


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  14. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    I am the avocado queen.
    Never refrigerate until ripe. As soon as you can push slightly on them put them in the refrigerator. They will keep for over a week. Now if you cut one and only want to eat some of it, take the unused portion and seal the 'meat' until its air tight. You can use waxed paper, Saran Wrap, a napkin, paper towel or anything that keeps the air out. Then push the shell down firmly on a plate and refrigerate. Do not take the unused portion out of the skin
    Or if you like guacamole you can make that and add sea salt and whatever else you like and a little lemon or lime juice. You can save the rest until the next day if you put it in a container and seal the top with one of the items above. The very top may be a little brown but the rest will be fine. The key is to not let air get at it. I eat one a day so rarely have any left. I just smash with sea salt and put it in a container and eat some throughout the day. They do store in the fridge for over a week. But the fridge halts ripening so make sure they're ripe, but not over ripe before refrigerating.
     
  15. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    You should have got in touch with the surgeon or endocrinologist who recommended the surgery. RH is a well known side effect. And from what I've read RH is becoming prevalent in bypass surgery.
    But, and it's a big but!
    Low GI will not treat it properly.
    You need to take out as many refined carbs as possible. Even complex, low GI, healthy, slow acting carbs are still carbs, you only need the natural carbs you can get from fresh vegetables and protein.
     
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    Keesha Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Kristin for the tip on avocados. Appreciate it.


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    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Nosher, Hope you are OK.
    The reason I was reserved about low carb with a gastric bypass is that the patient may become undernourished?
    Eventually the medics will hopefully recommend lchf before gastric bypasses are recommended. regards Derek
     
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    Alicki Reactive hypoglycemia · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Keesha, i second nosher about hypos with gastric by-pass es. I was told the same thing by a pancreatic surgeon And endocrinologist. Hypos are a common thing life-long for people who have had the op. And so is exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. Im no doctor but its apparently related to an over production of insulin for some reason. Nosher is an excellent source of info on how to control the hypos


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    Alicki Reactive hypoglycemia · Well-Known Member

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    @Kirsten 251. What do you eat with avocados to make them easier to digest?? Thanks


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  20. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    I eat them with celery when I smash them with sea salt or I just have slices on my plate as a side or I chunk them up on a salad. I am playing with portions but usually 1/4 to 1/3 with each meal. One a day by the end of the day.
    I don't have a problem digesting them. Actually one of the few foods I digest with ease. Keeps the system flowing too.
     
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