Hypoglycemic concerns (not diabetic)

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   Posted 6/24/2007 9:09 PM (GMT -7)   

Lately my blood sugar has really been out of whack. dropping very fast and low without warnign even after having a nutritious meal. it was 57 at 5:30 pm. I ate chicken with vegtables and fat free cheese at 6:00. At 8:00 I checked it again, 71. 9:00 66. it even feels lower as i write. I am very concerned. I dont want to continually eat. i dont know what to take or what to do. any advice please share. thank you. sad

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   Posted 6/24/2007 9:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Radgirl!

You need to make an appointment with your doc right away. Being hypoglycemic, having low blood sugars, is nothing to mess around with. Can you add some carbs to your meal? That would bring those numbers up...and a slow carb is even better. Whole grain bread, beans...those kinds of things.

Please get together with your doc, then let us know.

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   Posted 6/24/2007 9:54 PM (GMT -7)   
thank you for your comment. and thank you for your input in the chat room.

take care.

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   Posted 6/25/2007 5:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hiya RADGIRL! I agree with Chutz. Having had hypoglycemia for years before my actual Diabetes DX, it's important to get some tests done and check it out to be sure.

If you are hypoglycemic, eating small and balanced (meaning a good mix of carbs, fat, and protein) every 4-5 hours, will go a long way in staving off those 'lows'. If you find yourself getting too shaky & low, test your blood sugars then go have 15 gram of some fast-acting carb (juice, regular cola, hard candy, honey, etc.) to bring you back up if you're below 3.9(70). Test again after 15 minutes to make sure you're going up. If not, eat 15 more grams of some simple sugar. If you're not going to have a small meal within the next 1-1.5 hours, then have a proper snack; something with protein and/or fat. It'll tie you over till the next meal.

Let us know how it goes with the tests. Cheers!
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