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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 5/1/2006 6:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Doctor got the blood test results back. No diabetes or hypoglycemia but I do feel better after eating sugar when I feel kind of weak. He says it's just a dietary thing and that I need to learn how to eat right. Some solution!

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   Posted 5/1/2006 7:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I have known drug abusers that use sugar when they cannot get their drug of choice. It gives them a quick rush - I do believe that sugar is addictive - that is one reason that it is used in so many foods - not only to sweeten the taste but to trigger the addictive nature many of us(diabetic or non-diabetics) have. Like I have said so many times , just my opinion.
type 2 - dx 12/04
metformin 500mg 3x - avanda 2mg 2x

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   Posted 5/1/2006 8:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Is it possible this test could have been wrong? Every here and there my legs will feel like they're going to give out and if I eat something (usually soda/juice) I feel better in up to 10/15 minutes. I can't come up with any other explanation for this and neither can my doctor.

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   Posted 5/2/2006 8:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Try avoiding any white food for a while. (Bread, rice, potatoes, pasta etc) and concentrate on whole grain cereals (Oat meal, bulgar wheat etc.) and breads that will stay in your system longer. Eating more vegetables will also spread out your carb load so you won't have those drops where you feel you need sugar. Another option would be to try fasting for a day, just drinking water, to feel what true hunger is. Perhaps what you are experiencing is small panic attacks which will spike your adrenalin and increase your need for hunger. Another idea might be to try abdominal relaxation breathing when you next feel this way. It will increase your oxygen levels and lower your blood pressure a bit. Might help. Can't hurt.

Hope this helps.
~ Jeannie

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."

- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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