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   Posted 4/13/2008 6:12 PM (GMT -7)   
My husband has hypoglycemia. I cannot find a diet that we can use. Anyone have any suggestions? I have heard that this condition is a pre-diabetic condition. Is this true?
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   Posted 4/13/2008 9:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, it can do a flip in middle age and turn into type2 diabetes, it's true.

I don't have a vast knowledge of hypoglycemia but I believe that the object is to eat small, low glycemic meals several times a day to avoid insulin surges and the hypos that result. This would involve proteins, fresh veggies and salads, vegetable drinks like V-8, nuts, olives and generally, same as I eat, nothing white except cauliflower.

Best to avoid starches found in breads, pancakes, waffles, donuts, bagels, cereal, pasta, rice, grits, cornbread, potatoes and corn. These foods will jack up your insulin output and this is when the hypos happen because the body puts out too much insulin. When using beans and brown rice or barley you should include fats in the meal to slow the stomach emptying time and sort of time release the carbs.

Hopefully someone will be along with better info than I can provide. Good luck with this... Oh, and no alcohol! eyes
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   Posted 4/14/2008 6:22 PM (GMT -7)   
eyes Thanks so much for the info. I will pass it alone to the hubby. Sometimes it is hard for us to eat the way we should when he is disabled and I am bringing in the only income. We will try the V8 and nuts though, thanks again.
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