Reactive Hypoglycemia?

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Poppie
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   Posted 7/10/2017 5:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Lanie, I hope you can help me. last time I posted I was concerned with my blood sugar levels due to taking Prednisone for almost a year. However, I have had a serious UC flare up and have been in the hospital where the doctors bumped up the Prednisone to a whopping 60g a day.

I was on that for a month, and I have been reducing ever since. At the hospital, I lost weight due to not being able to eat the food as I have a serious Salicylate problem which is in almost everything. When I came home I ate a lot, I was STARVING!!! and I even indulged in ice cream and cake which I now realise was a huge mistake which I of course regret.

Now I am craving sugar and every couple of hours my hands start shaking like crazy and I have to eat something. I did a blood sugar test yesterday 2 hours after eating and my level was 116 which seems to be okay (I think) the last diabetic test I did was about a month ago was low/fine

I looked online for snack tips and every single food item suggested I can't eat!!! The foods I can eat between meals are GF crackers, yoghurt, papaya, plantain, goat cheese, and cucumber and thats all I can eat really.


Foods for lunch and dinner are...

chicken/beef/prawns/white fish.
Mashed potatoes/rice/millet/green beans/carrots/cabbage/zucchini.
For breakfast, I eat Oats with 1 slice of toast and an egg or puffed millet with goat milk...

The above is all I eat day in day out, day in day out, day in day out day in day out....nothing else!!!! I drink water, not tea or coffee like normal folk.

The question is..I know the Prednisone is responsible for this and once I taper off will things likely go back to normal?

Will I be okay or do I need to see a doctor.

Thanks
Samantha
Stopped smoking Jan 2013. Diagnosed Left sided UC, 8th Feb 2014.
Gluten, Dairy, Sulfite, Salicylate, and Histamine intolerant.
Home FMT treatment in July 2016 to ward off reoccurrence of C DIfficile.
Failed Pentasa, Azathioprine and finally Methotextrate due to allergies/intolerance. Currently, reducing Pred from 60g. Waiting to start Humira next week.

Lanie G
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   Posted 7/10/2017 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi and welcome back but I'm so sorry about what you've been through! You poor thing! I hope you're feeling better and, yes, tapering down on the pred will help bring down the blood sugar.

From what you wrote, you can certainly eat: the yogurt, goat cheese, cucumbers. The others will make your blood sugar rise a lot.

All the chicken, fish and other protein you listed are fine. Green beans, cabbage and zucchini are also very good. Eggs are good but the other food you listed (crackers, papaya, plantain, potatoes, rice millet, oats, toast and millet) will all raise your blood sugar. My suggestion is to eat more dinner food for breakfast and stay away from the carbs. Vary your proteins with all three meals and eat from the good vegetable list - then, you might be able to sneak in a very small amount of grain or potato so you don't feel deprived.

Of course, testing your blood sugar should guide you as to what food works and what doesn't.

I know it's tough balancing two conditions that have food restrictions. Sorry you have to deal with this!
Lanie

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/

Poppie
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   Posted 7/10/2017 8:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok I understand what needs to be done. Thanks very much I appreciate it.
Samantha
Stopped smoking Jan 2013. Diagnosed Left sided UC, 8th Feb 2014.
Gluten, Dairy, Sulfite, Salicylate, and Histamine intolerant.
Home FMT treatment in July 2016 to ward off reoccurrence of C DIfficile.
Failed Pentasa, Azathioprine and finally Methotextrate due to allergies/intolerance. Currently, reducing Pred from 60g. Waiting to start Humira next week.

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 7/10/2017 8:31 PM (GMT -6)   
whites are not the best. potato=starch, which elevates later. rice, pasta, noodles that are white will spike ya sugars. white breads, no no. processed, sugar.

Poppie
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   Posted 7/11/2017 4:21 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks theHTreturn..

I wondered can I eat black eyed beans in moderation, green peas, corn on the cob and green unripe plantain?

I discovered I can eat cauliflower, Result!!!

My first day without carbs has been a bit stressful but I can already see my hands are trembling less, my body feels a bit weak, maybe tomorrow I will feel a bit stronger.

I am concerned about this Thursday when I have to have an injection of a Biologic, (Humira) my first!! maybe that day I might have to mix a little rice into my breakfast as I feel like it would be unwise to go for that treatment feeling weak...Its a shame its scheduled for this week.
Samantha
Stopped smoking Jan 2013. Diagnosed Left sided UC, 8th Feb 2014.
Gluten, Dairy, Sulfite, Salicylate, and Histamine intolerant.
Home FMT treatment in July 2016 to ward off reoccurrence of C DIfficile.
Failed Pentasa, Azathioprine and finally Methotextrate due to allergies/intolerance. Currently, reducing Pred from 60g. Waiting to start Humira next week.

Lanie G
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 5915
   Posted 7/11/2017 4:28 PM (GMT -6)   
All I can tell you is what food will raise your blood sugar, so plaintain (ripe or not) and corn will raise blood sugar a lot. Second to those would be green peas and any beans (legumes). Those are all starchy food. Green beans would be a better choice or zucchini, cauliflower, broccoli, mushrooms, any bell peppers. Jicama would make a good addition to a salad. Salad food like radishes, olives, all greens/lettuce, cucumbers and some tomatoes would also be good.
Lanie

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/

Poppie
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Date Joined Feb 2014
Total Posts : 1919
   Posted 7/11/2017 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks!..I did look online but often the advice can differ..it can be a bit confusing.
Samantha
Stopped smoking Jan 2013. Diagnosed Left sided UC, 8th Feb 2014.
Gluten, Dairy, Sulfite, Salicylate, and Histamine intolerant.
Home FMT treatment in July 2016 to ward off reoccurrence of C DIfficile.
Failed Pentasa, Azathioprine and finally Methotextrate due to allergies/intolerance. Currently, reducing Pred from 60g. Waiting to start Humira next week.

theHTreturns...
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 19765
   Posted 7/12/2017 1:00 AM (GMT -6)   
hit and miss is the internet. lots of innuendo, truth, lies and falsehoods.

Lanie G
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 5915
   Posted 7/12/2017 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Samantha, when blood sugar levels are a concern, your blood sugar meter should be your guide. You can get more info about acceptable levels at the website in the link in my signature. Although we might all have a slightly different response to food as far as blood sugar, carbs in general will make your blood sugar rise, so maybe you can make a list of what to eat and what not to.
Lanie

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/
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