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hypoglycemia, what to eat?


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hey guys, i got my labs back from my GP, and my blood sugar is really low, like 49...everything else was okay, just slow heart beat, and i have had osteoporousis since i was 12 :/ but i was wondering to improve my blood sugar what should i do, eat more sugar? i dont get it because i eat so much sugar, in the form of honey, fruit and the occasional chocolate or a cookie etc, and i eat every 2-3 hrs? well if any of you lovely girls have any suggestions, i would appreciate it a lot :) i just dont get how my blood sugar is so low yet i eat a lot of sugar like usually like 150 or more grams a day!

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hey Leah :)

i am hypoglymic as well, but it improved a lot once i gained weight, in September when i was in the 12 bmi range, my blood sugar was around 46! but then i got it checked recently and it was like 70 which is still not that normal, yet a lot better and an improvement.

 i also eat  every 2-3 hrs, and a lot of sugar also like 150 grams a day or more usually, which my ED thinks is WAY too much, but i think with such low blood sugar, it is needed to eat things like a fruit, honey, agave nectar, and other things with sugar, i am sure with more weight it will improve lovie :) you are doing so well girlie, by the looks of your eats, and your positivity, i am so inspired :)

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This is common if you are underweight so if you are under once you get to a better point it should get better. Also lack of calories in general can contribute. WHat is your calorie level? Eating every few hours and balance of nutrients meaning carbs/protein/fat can help. If you are not eating enough caloric wise then those calories can't do their job properly

I also have very low blood sugar, mine was around 46 as well...I was also wondering about the foods I should be eating...or if I should be increasing my calories to a certain amount? i am eating around 2800 calories now but I still am getting the dizziness/shakiness and am wondering if that means I should be increasing calories or increasing sugar intake since I get about 80 grams per day

Original Post by elle888:

hey Leah :)

i am hypoglymic as well, but it improved a lot once i gained weight, in September when i was in the 12 bmi range, my blood sugar was around 46! but then i got it checked recently and it was like 70 which is still not that normal, yet a lot better and an improvement.

 i also eat  every 2-3 hrs, and a lot of sugar also like 150 grams a day or more usually, which my ED thinks is WAY too much, but i think with such low blood sugar, it is needed to eat things like a fruit, honey, agave nectar, and other things with sugar, i am sure with more weight it will improve lovie :) you are doing so well girlie, by the looks of your eats, and your positivity, i am so inspired :)

xx

 THIS...is not the answer for preventing and/or treating episodes of reactive hypoglycemia (which is most likely what is occuring if you are not diabetic). Read at this website to learn some facts... http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/hypogly cemia/#nodiabetes

And...as a registered dietitian and cert. diabetes educator, i would encourage the OP as well as the other posters here to seek the guideance of a professional (ie: registered dietitian) to get help with treating this. This can be a dangerous situation if not treated properly.

Good luck.

thank you girls.

Abby333: i am eating 3000 calories, and on weight gain. my intake is roughly 60% carbs 12% protein and 28% fat...yea and i eat every 2-3 hours.

gddrdld: thanks, i will check out that site...but i think what elle888 was saying was that with weight gain from anorexia things will improve, so i found that it WAS an answer of some sort....so thank you Eliza...

 

 

I just had a meeting with my nutritionist regarding these issues and she told me that its important to have a mix of protein and carbs at every meal/snack as it will make sure to keep the blood sugar levels stable

thank you why_meee_180, that was very helpful, yea i dont think i eat enough protein, considering i'm a vegetarian, i usually get most of my protein from nuts, grains and dairy...my nutritionist also suggested that i add more protein into my diet, like an egg with my breakfast or something...well thanks again love.

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