over eating after low BS

little linda
By little linda Latest Reply 2009-10-23 02:47:43 -0500
Started 2009-10-19 02:16:14 -0500

I have a tendancy to (eat the fridge) when i am having a low lately, i cant seem to eat enough or get enough there for i get rebound highs anyone have any halpful tips

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little linda
little linda 2009-10-23 02:47:43 -0500 Report

I want to thank all of you for your kind words and insight I am the only one in my family on both sides that is diabetic so it is hard to talk to family about what u are going through I was on the pump a year after my diagnosis in 95 because i could not get by bs under 300 after a very long time working with different Dr's because of several ins changes I just recently found a real good one who listen to me and with her help i am now off the pump and doing better than i ever did on the pump I am more aware of what i eat now, with the pump i got into the mind set every so often oh i have the pump i can eat what i want when i want and that got me into trouble a couple of times, then i had a couple of pumps just quit working and i wound up in the hospital for the pump problems or tubing that wasnt working right, i have brought my A1c from 13% down to 9.5% and still working on it, I would like some insight on some filling foods so i dont get hungary so quick after eating and wanting to snack,one dilima i have that throws a twist into my eating to i guess is that I also have gastroparesis so anyone who has the same problem or advise feel free to let me know thanks for the input :)

Sonya Slim
Sonya Slim 2009-10-20 07:08:26 -0500 Report

Hi Linda,

How low do you get when are feeling this way? I used to eat a 1/2 peanut butter sandwich

little linda
little linda 2009-10-23 02:33:07 -0500 Report

i usualy am in the low 30 to mid 40 i have tried eating a peanut butter sandwich but i have learned that when they are that low peanut butter makes me sick and i love my peanut butter and still have a habit of going for it first but if my daughter is around she kindly reminds me that it is not a good idea

Blue Moon
Blue Moon 2009-10-19 21:12:27 -0500 Report

Eat some protein, but not real high in carbs. May be a piece of cheese or a piece of chicken then test your blood sugar after 20 minutes. Are you taking any vitamins? Sometimes, becoming super hungry is your body telling you that a vitamin is deficient. Make sure that you drink plenty of water, that also helps fill you up. Hope this helps.

Roger1966 2009-10-19 20:19:08 -0500 Report

Realize 2 things:1) Your body is craving food because when you experience a low BS you don't have enough glucose in your system to survive long term. your digestive system kicks into overdrive, and it doesn't shut down quickly. 2) If your brain knows that overeating and spiking you glucose is directly attributable to blindness, kidney failure, neuropathy and a plethora of other serious complications, you have to care enough about yourself and your quality of life in the future to stop. I've been insulin dependent since 1966 and I truly empathize with you. In my experience every day is about making good conscious choices. You can do it, and guess what if you fail once or twice, you can still do it . . . The only outcome to doing it anytime is better long term quality of life.Be encouraged and be patient if you wait you won't feel awful from the BS spike for hours and the hunger will shut down shortly. Consciously tell yourself that your making the right choice It'll work if you want it to.

Sarguillo 2009-10-19 14:05:21 -0500 Report

use the 15/15 method. 15 g of carbs. test in 15 minutes, repeat as nessessary till you are back normal

Harlen 2009-10-19 11:21:54 -0500 Report

Hello I think we all do it
for me when I know I am going to eat to fix it I use the carb math to see what I can have and what ever that is thats what I can have and when that done I am dune If I dont keep a tight leash on it it will get away from me
then 1 hr later I test BS and if its still low I can have some more

sweething 2009-10-19 09:39:35 -0500 Report

I have the same problem. If I would sit for 20 minutes after eating something for the hypo episode, I would be fine. But I feel compelled to continue eating! And still it doesn't go too high. Why, I haven't a clue.

ptsparkle 2009-10-19 11:06:30 -0500 Report

I've had similar episodes.A few times the numbers weren't coming up like I thought they should. You panic and start shoveling in the food.
O.J is great for a "quick" spike, but then drops off pretty fast. Milk and graham crackers work well for me. The key of course is to ck. often. Sometimes I get busy and don't pay attention to the clock, and that's when I get in a bit of a fix.
You will do fine, and get some better responses than mine that will help. Hang in ther and good luck.