hello all

MALIKE
By MALIKE Latest Reply 2012-09-16 16:38:49 -0500
Started 2009-03-12 10:25:26 -0500

My problem is reactive hypoglisemia.


13 replies

tabby9146
tabby9146 2009-03-14 10:50:26 -0500 Report

This is what my doctor 'thought' I had before I was diagnosed with diabetes. I remember eating more protein, (she never mentioned cutting out sugar or most sugar) limiting caffeine, and adding more fiber, etc…eating more veggies and I did not have a light headed spell for a few weeks. That was my only complaint were these spells. Even the major "dizzy" spell I had in early Fall the one that really sent me to the doctor, she thought I had RH. I asked her point blank, if she thought I had diabetes and she said no.

Avera
Avera 2009-03-13 00:25:22 -0500 Report

This is what I enjoy most about this site,,LEARNING NEW THINGS! Before reading this post, I had not even heard of this condition. Now I know enough to recognize it next time someone mentions it.

Thanks for those who described it for those of us who did not know what it was. You can always count on a memebr of this community to be helpful to us all.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2009-03-13 08:46:22 -0500 Report

Me either...that just goes to show every day is a new opportunity. I had a friend many years ago that said she was hypoglycimic, but back then, I just really didn't understand what that was all about. She always had to eat something and was worn out all the time. Now I know.

PAT L
PAT L 2009-03-13 00:20:21 -0500 Report

WELL PEOPLE I HAVE TWO PEOPLE THAT HAVE THAT PROBLEM..MY OLDEST GIRL HAS BEEN TAKING #10 LOWERTABS FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS BECAUSE OF FIBERMYOLGY, WHICH IS A NERVE PROBLEM AN THIS HAS CAUSE HER LIVER NOT TO PUT OUT THE INSULIN THAT THE BODY REQURES WHEN WHEN NO SUGAR IS IN YOUR SYSTEM. THE OTHER IS A GUY THAT IS 67 AN HE DRANK A LOT OF DRINKS IN HIS YOUNGER YEARS AN NOW HIS LIVER ALSO DOES NOT STORE THE EXTRA INSULIN THAT THE BODY NEEDS. HE WAS GETTING UP IN THE MORNING AN GETTING DIZZY, SHAKING IN THE HANDS. I GOT HIM TO HAVING A CANDY BAR HANDY AT ALL TIMES, AN IT HELPS CORRECT HIS PROBLEM, HE WOULD GET OUT SIDE AN GET LITE HEADED AN AGAIN, TAKING THE CANDY NOW, PUTS SUGAR INTO HIS SYSTEM AN HE IS ALRIGHT. BOTH OF THEM HAS A LIVER PEOBLEM THAT CAUSE THEM TO LOOSE ENOUGH SUGAR THAT MAKES THEM SHAKEY OR LITE HEADED, ITS BEING ON THE LOW END OF BEING A DIABETIC, AN THEY REQUIRE SUGAR TO KEEP GOING//// HOPE THIS HELPS FOR THOSE THAT HAVE THIS PROBLEM…

2009-03-12 22:30:25 -0500 Report

I think I've had this. I've eaten and BAM my sugar drops like a rock! I'm on a pump, how can this happen?

rbergman
rbergman 2009-03-12 10:40:31 -0500 Report

Hello! Welcome to the site!
Do you know if your reactive hypoglycemia is considered postprandial hypoglycemia or idiopathic postprandial syndrome? Can you share a bit more information with us, like how long ago you were diagnosed, what you do to treat your condition, etc?

Again, Welcome to the site!
~Robin

jsd2005
jsd2005 2009-03-12 18:54:00 -0500 Report

Reactive hypoglycemia is a medical term describing symptomatic hypoglycemia following a high carbohydrate meal. It's also termed oral glucose load. It is thought to represent excessive insulin release. Many "normal" people can have these episodes, so it has been proposed that reactive hypoglycemia be reserved for the consistent pattern of postprandial hypoglycemia. There are different kinds of reactive hypoglycemia. They are; 1. alimentary hypoglycemia or dumping syndrome,
2.Pre-diabetes, 3. Hormonal hypoglycemia due to lack of hormones, 4. helicobactor pylori induced gastritis,
5.congential enzyme deficiiencies, 6. Idiopathic reactive hypoglycemia, 6.late hypoglycemia. You can try a number of treatment methods, once it's determined or regardless of the type of reactive hypoglycemia you have. It is suggested that you eat small meals and snacks every 3 hours, exercise regularly, eat a variety of foods, choose high fiber foods, avoid or limit foods or snacks high in sugar, add soluble fiber to meals, avoid alcohol, caffeine and highly starchy foods, limiting carbohydrates may also help.

It's a difficult concept and even more difficult to follow all the suggestions, but having a husband with this syndrome, I can tell you that following the suggestions make a huge difference.
Good Luck

Caitrianna
Caitrianna 2012-09-16 16:38:49 -0500 Report

Hi, I just read this post and I need help. I have been to a diabetes educator and they wanted me to have 14 carb choices per day. My doctor said no way. I had gastric bypass surgery and when I eat correctly, I get sick and they say I have alimentary hypoglycemia and my sugars have gone down as low as 34. I can feel it sometimes when it is getting low with all the symptoms. However, it is weird, if I don't eat, my sugars stay stable, when I eat, I must not know how to make sure I have the right food in the right combinations. Sometimes something I eat one day will be fine, than I might have leftovers the next day and my sugar will plummet. What can I do?

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