very low sometimes

By rjjay Latest Reply 2010-05-24 10:08:58 -0500
Started 2010-05-22 09:23:21 -0500

i have a problem with my blood sugar going to low.i don't eat but one meal a day cause i trying to lose weight.what am i doing wrong. pls help.

6 replies

ONeil 2010-05-24 05:32:25 -0500 Report

I found out that if you talk to a DB nutiest they will help you becaus that is what I had to do and they but me on a 1500 Cola diet and work out your meals plan so you and eat good and still try to lose weight to. so i would try that. if you don't have one ask your Dr to help you .
wish you good luck

GabbyPA 2010-05-22 19:27:52 -0500 Report

Unfortunately, eating only once a day is the trouble. As a diabetic we need to find ways to keep our levels evened out and one way is to eat several small meals or snacks. I know that sounds like it won't help you loose weight, but if you choose wisely, your food choices will feed your body and help it to keep the metabolism going. Exercise is your best friend also, to get the weigh to come off.
Don't skip meals. It messes diabetics up really badly.

Emma2412 2010-05-23 14:57:05 -0500 Report

You're absolutely right, Gabby. Since I discovered quinoa on this site, I now can eat breakfast — it's just 1/4 cup of the cooked quinoa with a tiny bit of milk, but it's helping me lose. I can tell because I don't have the bloating anymore.

GabbyPA 2010-05-24 10:08:58 -0500 Report

I have always wanted to try quinoa but just didn't. I like chia seeds and they do a similar thing. I will have to pick some up and give it a try. I find that Bulgar wheat also is much friendlier to me than most other starchy morning foods.

petals 2010-05-22 11:34:34 -0500 Report

You need to eat!! At least 3 meals a day and two snacks. You are making yourself sick. Please talk to your doctor. You might end up in the hospital if you don't.

Roy531 2010-05-22 09:44:42 -0500 Report

Eating one meal a day, that's your problem with lows. I use to do that before I was a diabetic, and when I started eating three meals a day I started losing weight. If you have diabetes you have to eat to maintain your blood sugars, I am surprised you haven't ended up in the hospital with your lows. You have too eat to keep your blood sugar up and watch what you eat so they don't go too high. Do you exercise any at all? That might help you lose weight. For the sake of your health talk to you doctor or a dietician, the dietician can help you with a meal plan to maintain your blood sugars and also hopefully lose weight.