posted on Feb, 16 2014 @ 12:01 PM
I was diagnosed with hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) years ago. I went to the doctor because I was struggling with extreme fatigue and tiredness
where I once had the energy of a super hero.
They told me I should avoid all sugar and the foods like potatoes and anything else that turns to sugar in the blood.
I've learned to drink coffee and tea unsweet with none of those B.S. artificial sweeteners and now can not tolerate either of those beverages even
I've found that I do ok just by avoiding sweet beverages. I can still eat dark chocolates every day and cake and pies at holidays sparingly.
I don't eat a lot of pies or cakes but don't try to completely avoid them.
This is something I don't quite understand. I have always been plagued with hypoglycemia. I have been researching this lately and my research shows
something completely different than the avoidance they talk about.
An hour and a half after I drink or eat something high in sugar, I crash, getting the shakes or even hypoglycemic spins. Drinking alcohol does this,
if I drink enough I get the spins at night. That is why I don't drink much anymore. I talked to the pharmacist and she told me that I need more
proteins to balance this. Seems I make too much insulin when I eat something that is sugary, so once I eat something sweet, I have to keep eating
sweet things or I crash from low blood sugar.
Now there are always two ways to skin a cat, but remember that either way can cause problems. My problem with hypoglycemia can still lead to
diabetes...that would be a real problem in my case. Too much sugar is no good, yet the right amount at the proper time is good. I'm working on this
and testing proper ways to deal with this problem. I have lots of research to do on how is the best way to deal with this. A person like a doctor
can not adequately tell you how to do this, unless the doctor has the same problem. This cannot be taught in books. It has to be experienced and
evaluated. I am sure that there are some doctors aware of this from experience or an interest and a friend with the problem, but they do not desire
to get involved in changing others idea of how to deal with this situation. The proper answer is not found in books yet some people know how to deal
with it. I am glad I talked to the pharmacist instead of a doctor in this case. I do not need meds and even though I have told every doctor I have
had about this, not one has ever given me any good information about how to combat this, they just all told me that this will probably turn into
diabetes someday. No answer on how to stop this from happening. I need to burn ketones as my fuel, not sugars. That is the only thing I needed to
be told. The beta blockers I was given caused a reduction in ketone burning, causing me more problems than good. Now the doctors listed me as
allergic to beta blockers...they put this on my records without even telling me.