Hi!

Okay, so I was looking up information on Stevia and Hypoglycemia and it brought me here. I have been skimming the old posts here looking for information and getting a bit confused. Smile First off it sounds like Stevia might be a bad idea, and this is the 3rd or 4th place I have heard that.

I am dx'd as hypoglycemic by more then one doc, but I do not have GTT, I refused the test. A partial piece of birthday cake caused my meter read a 40 in less then 2 hours... I have blacked out more then once and no desire to do it on purpose. Smile I mention that only because I see a lot of ppl talking about it here. In truth the GTT scares me a bit. Embarassed

In truth I really am a bit lost on how to control this. I developed it about 3ish years ago after a life of pasta, fruits and pizza. OH how I miss my 100% pure OJ! Sad

I was reading the sticky up top and it says to avoid peanuts... why? I have been told that they are a GOOD snack, high protein and all that? It also says to EAT FRUIT? Woah.. that is something I have been avoiding. Completely. Cinnamon I was also told has a natural stabilizing effect on blood sugar, sticky says to avoid. In short a lot of what I am reading here is different then what I have been told... but then again I have been unable to achieve control. Sad I have a follow up appointment with an Endocrinologist in a couple months (small town, hard to find specialists).

For example, my morning meal usually is 1/4th pound ground beef, a slice of cheese on a whole wheat (18 total carbs) bun. This seems to work okay, but need to eat again in less then 2 hours or I will crash. That starts a day of snacking on mostly cheese, with more beef for lunch and I toss a South beach Protein bar in there as a treat. Very little variety in my food any more. I have removed all sugar, and use Spelenda when I need a sweetener. I drink mostly water or coffee with 0carb/cal sweetner/flavoring if any.

Or if I eat say a 20-25 carb serving of whole grain cereal I'll spike up to 170's with in 1/2hour, and with in 2 hours be dangerously low.


Other then the stickies up top, is there any other good threads to check?

Thanks!
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replied March 20th, 2008
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First off, the information is a SUGGESTION. People, PLEASE read it carefully. I merely say that cinnamon is a possible item to watch and keep track of. IF YOU CAN EAT IT GO AHEAD. God, please read this stuff, it's quite clear. Peanuts are actually beans, not nuts, that's why. Fruit is fine, but certain things like bananas must be avoided. That whole wheat bun is probably total garbage, so don't even bother. The only bread you should be eating needs to say 100% whole grain. If it doesn't, FORGET IT. A protein bar? There's got to be some crap in there. You're not being careful enough. My diet has been tested through experience and using my body as a lab, there is nothing better, but again, what I say there are RECOMMENDATIONS, not requirements. Read it carefully next time.
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replied June 16th, 2008
It's sooo confusing!!!
Whenever I think something is working for me... I have a SEVERE crash.
I did Atkins for YEARS- some days were good, others I had SEVERE anxiety.
Fruit ALWAYS curbs the crash but, I think I'd have to eat it ALL day for it to really give me energy.
A good mix of Fruit, green veggies, chicken (or tuna) and a whole grain roll is the best mix I've found but, doesn''t always do the trick.
I also keep protein powder close, in case I crash - protein shakes seem to help.
I get so many mixed suggestions and read so much mish mosh.
I'd LOVE to hear everyone's experience with diets PLEASE!!!
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replied June 16th, 2008
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I've completely healed myself and overcame this with my diet, so it's more than possible. I can usually say with 100% certainty that you're not doing something right. Having something else is usually not the case, but there was one person on here once that ended up having candida or something and they cured themselves of it. Don't fall into that trap though unless you've been carefully tested. At any rate, my experience with my diet is this, 100% CURED.
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