My boyfriends daughter has hypoglycemia, and had 98% of her pancreas removed as an infant. She receives 2 shots of octretide a day and is on a pump all night (dextrose). She also takes prevacid to keep the acid in her stomach from eating away at her tube for her pump. We are having a terrible time keeping her sugars regular throughout the day. We only have her half the week sunday-wednesday, then she stays with her mother. When she is with us she eats very healthy, very natural. Bell peppers, nuts, seeds, cucumber, carrots, lettuce, broccoli, raspberries, blueberries, kefir, whole grains, lots of veggies, and some fruits (berries, nectarines, and apples), low fat yogurt (only one a day), and occasionally 2% milk. Her mother states she has her on a strict diet, lots of salads, the little girl says she eats mcDonalds, chicken nuggets, and hot dogs. When we pick her up she is usually eating precooked, frozen food (chicken nuggets, fish sticks, etc. ) Also in her lunch she packs sugar cookies. From what we have seen she is not on a diet there. Is there anything we can do when she is with us to help her out more diet and health wise for her sugars. ( in a day they will bounce between 300 and 40). She does state when she eats better she feels better and you can see the difference in her. We are really struggling food wise to give her options any advice?
Oh and while she is with us she never goes more then 2-3 hours without eating