Hey ive had hypoglycemia for a few months now, and have cut out all sugars and I have been feeling pretty good until the last week or so as I have been missing snacks, and am going about 5-6 hrs between meals. Im back at college this year and I find it impossible to snack every 2 -3 hrs, I just dont know how im meant to do it? Theres no way I can take food in my bag that will last me 8 hrs threw the day. Anyone have any ideas of food that I can take that doesnt need to be kept cold, and another thing im also gluten intolerant so putting these 2 diets together is so frustrating I find I cant eat anything. I cant buy food anywere during the day to keep my going.
The last week or so ive been having symtpoms mid morning and then mid afternoon, its really frustrating and is affecting my learning at college.
i always take almonds or other types of nuts with me when i'm out. I also bring string cheese and that keeps pretty well without being refrigerated. When I went to school I would bring a protein smoothie in an insulated drink container for my morning snack and it would keep me going until lunch.
There has to be some way you can carry snacks around with you. Even if it's only nuts or some cheese, put them in a backpack. Heck, screw everyone else, bring a little cooler around and sit in the back of the class. If anyone complains, tell them what's up and they'll shut up, i've done it before.
Yeah thanks I will give the nuts and celery and the rice crackers a go.
Is it ok to eat peanut butter ive heard differnt things about this too?
I think I can get the snack thing solved, but still trying to work out what to eat for lunch, its the hard bit. All I had the other day was a carrot because I just dont know what I can keep in my bag all day and that is a substantial enough meal to keep me going
I could take a cooler with me yeah, but I wouldnt know what to put in it haha, I cant eat bread or anything so that rules out sandwiches wich would be the easiest thing to take.
Also whats ur view on orange juice? And what should I eat when im really feeling bad to bring me back up straight away. Yesterday after I hadnt eaten for 5 hrs I had some rice crackers and about 30-40mins later I was feeling better then I had all day. And I only ate about 8 of them, but is there a quicker way to feel better, say withing 10minutes or so, thats why I was maybe thinking about taking some orange juice to bring me back up.
You could try it, but I don't recommend it. Juice is very difficult to work with because it pretty much brings the sugar up in a few minutes, which is dangerous because the pancreas will see the sudden rise, regardless of how high it is, as a problem and will shoot out more insulin. You should try cutting it with water at first, and a lot of it, to see what happens. Try perhaps 1/4 cup of juice to 3 cups of water and see what happens. You should be training your body to get used to less sugar and then add it back in, not the other way around, but you can try it.
Ok thanks for your help. Anyway looks like im going to miss another day of college today, iv'e felt really bad all day today and I cant understand why.
I woke up feeling ok then had breakfast, wich was 4 scrambled eggs, then for a snack just then I ate 6 rice crackers and a pear.
Im having the worst week iv'e had in along time and cant understand why. Last week I was fine. I did go to a party on saturday night and drank alot of vodka, with a sugar free, sweetner free soft drink, and I felt really bad sunday, with typical hangover symtoms. And since then ive been up and down all week. Would the alcohol on saturday still be affecting me?
What a turn around, this morning I was really bad and felt dizzy and out of it, then from about 1pm ive felt the best I ever have all week. Im full of energy and the last 5 or 6 hrs have been fine no problems at all. All I had to eat was some more rice crackers and some low fat low sugar strawberry youghrut and its really given me alot of energy.
I just cant work out why its always around mid morning I feel so bad, im eating a completely free sugar free breakfast.
I usually have rice puffs, which is brown puffed rice, with fat free milk and either a pear or a peach, or some days I have eggs, and someday an avacado on gluten free toast. But no matter what I eat some days I feel completely differnt to others even if I have eaten the exact same food. Any ideas what im doing wrong
I'm afraid that your breakfast has alot of sugar. It's natural sugar but when you're trying to stablize your blood sugar, the carbs are very important to avoid also.
Puffed rice, milk, fruit are all very high in carbohydrates. Maybe you could start your day with more protein and you might feel better midmorning. Eggs, cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese are all good choices. As stan has said, some food don't effect you for several days or more so you need to keep track of what your eating. Alcohol is really a bad one for hypoglycemia and probably effect you for a long time.
I had told you before never, ever to drink alcohol until you are at least stabalized, and even then in very small amounts. That probably set you back a few weeks and it's going to take a few more to get over it. Vodka was the absolute worst thing you could have drank. I don't know why you don't understand this. Never, ever do that again. Besides the fact that your diet is still horrible and you don't seem to be following any of the recommendations I told you about before, including artificial sweeteners, even while eating right you can at first expect to have ups and downs for several weeks. If you give in, you'll never get better, and it seems that's what you've been doing. I think one rice cracker has like 10g of carbohydrates in it, perhaps even more, especially if it's made from white rice. If it is, you just made one of the worst mistakes possible. Please, read through my diet and go from there.
Wow, my rice crackers have like 10g of carbs in a 20 cracker pack! And I only have 2 a day - so about 1g of carb per cracker....Either u have higher carb foods in the states or maybe we are going by different units....I dont think so tho....
I just check out the carb levels on my breakfast its pretty low works out to around 20-25g including milk. This isnt to bad is it? And there is no sugar in the rice puffs and very little in the milk.
Im going to cut back on fruit again for a while until I feel better again, and stan dont worry I learnt my lesson the hard way I wont be drinking alochol again. Thanks for all the help, and sorry about the 100 questions I just really want to get better.
I think I have improved heaps in some ways, say 2 months ago I would only get about 4 hrs sleep a night, I would wake up at least 5 times and be itchy all over and just couldnt sleep. Now I sleep a solid 8 hrs a night without waking once.
The main problem now is midday, I wake up fine feel good until about lunch time, then usually spend the next 3-4 hrs feeling really bad, then by 3 or 4pm I have so much energy and feel on top of the world all the way threw until I go to bed around 11pm
thanks again I dont no were id be without this site
It's fine, not like i'm mad or something, just be careful of what you do. You should be avoiding milk at first unless it is organic and raw. Good luck finding that. Milk is actually, techincally, a simple sugar. Thus, regardless of carb level, when you drink it it spikes your sugar quickly. This is probably why you feel fine in the morning and then bad later because you're getting the reprecussions from it. For fruit you should be stiking to berries for now. What I eat in the morning is this. 1 tablespoon of brewer's yeast, 1/2 avocado, double serving of berries (the equivalent of two medium strawberries or so), 1 tablespoon of olive oil, half serving of nuts (depends on type), three eggs, 1/2 of a calcium/magnesium/zinc tablet, some lettuce and water. How often are you eating?
Umm I usually eat probaly every 2 hours when im at home, when im at work or college around every 3 to 4 hours.
Today im perfectly fine and I had a fair bit of milk for breakfast. I bought some almonds so ive been snacking on them, and rice cakes, with tahnee spread on them.
The thing is yesterday I had eggs for breakfast, no milk at all and it was one of my worst days until the afternoon.
I don't know if you remember stan telling you but what you eat doesn't necessarily effect you that day....It might take a day or two before you feel the full effect. It's strange and hypoglycemia doesn't follow a normal pattern.
Yeah. Well, it could be you're just not eating enough. Don't expect quick results with the diet. Probably, your body was freaking out because you weren't giving it the "sugar" fix through the milk and thus you didn't feel too well. Usually, early on, when you're eating right and it feels bad that means you're doing something right. And of course, as she said, you could have three to four days until you have a reaction from a type of food so you can never know exactly what it is if your diet is too varied. You should try to stay on the same eating schedule all the time. You shouldn't be eating every two hours one day and then every three to four the next, that will throw your body way out of whack.