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jayneeo
Thursday, March 17, 2011, 10:32pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I recently experienced dreadful lightheadedness and went to the doc, who had my bloodwork done. He said bloodwork was fine. I am picking up a copy momentarily......I wonder if it could've been hypoglycemia? Doc never mentioned it......but I read it was a symptom....
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that's exzctly how I feel when I wait too long to eat, as well as slightly nauseous. Or.. in my carb days, during a carb crash. Had that often, dumped the carbs and only happens rarely when I don't eat


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hmmm, so that explains it! wish the doc coulda just said...
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Quoted from jayneeo
hmmm, so that explains it! wish the doc coulda just said...


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Mother
Friday, March 18, 2011, 1:06am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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and wouldn't make so much money! no more tests, no more return visits and no drug commissions...hmmm


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oh yeah, and most won't give you the RIGHT test, until its too late. you need the glucose test that they give you when you're pregnant. testing your blood isn't good enough. You have to be extremely adamant. and even if they give you the right test, they won't test your blood sugar the first 30 minutes. because sometimes your hypoglycemia can "hide" becasue they only test you every hour.

whenever I eat 4 meals a day,  feel better. I get a lot more energy than just 3 meals. and my weight is better too.

just my 2 cents.
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hmmmm, thanks, Brenna, that might be a strategy.
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It is my personal experience that protein is the answer, particularly for me as a type O.  I can eat 12 times a day but if it is all carbs, either simple or complex, I get hypoglycemic.

Protein takes longer to break down.  When you eat only carbs, the O blood types can break them down very easily and your blood sugar gets out of whack.  I am better off not eating than eating a carbs only meal.  I need protein, particularly first thing in the morning.  Each meal should contain some form of protein for type O's, even if it is a small amount.

For example, if I want to splurge and have pasta, I buy rice pasta which is compliant, but I eat it with either shrimp or ground beef to balance the heavy carb load.

I've been doing this for over ten years now and I will say that my hypoglycemia has been very minimized.  Protein is your friend  


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My Swami said.. O gathereres are hypoglycimics.. so we need to eat protein 5 times a day.. 3 times for meals and nuts/seeds with 2 fruit/snacks.

for me I am right now testing the way with pure cocoa powder naked sprinkled on food or hot water, to see if it will be enough to keep me stable... and helps to give up coffee, which is a big trigger..

as for tests you are fine.. so go with it.. but learn what to do and what not..  get the protein powder from the DPN store.. it works well..  


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I get light headed if I go too long between eating.  That is why I carry munchies with me.  One rice cake will make me feel better.  


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I was hypoglycemic before the BTD/GTD. I also had low blood pressure so I would get dizzy when standing up, bending over to tie my shoes, etc. At times, I would also get shortness of breath along with the lightheadedness. This happened a few times when I was home alone and twice when I was in the shower (home alone, too). Scary to imagine what could have happened if I fell or something.

I noticed that cutting out artificial sweets (sugars), wheat, etc. and just using honey (diamond on my GTD) as a sweetener really helped me. I cut out grains for now since liver, fish, etc. are my main courses along with veggies. Since I do not have any rice or grain products to add to the sugars in my body, I do not have hypoglycemic symptoms.

I was dorky yesterday and had a McDonald's Shamrock Shake and it made me feel sick, tired, and yucky (never ever doing that again...).

I complained about my dizziness to my doctor. She ignored it. My endocrinologist ignored it, too. I went to a different doctor who actually listened and confirmed that I had low b.p. I also get low b.p. during my female cycle but my regular doc at the school health center said I was exaggerating (and tested me only for anemia). So, that is my story on doctors, listening skills/communication techniques, and their penchant for testing patients!

Try eating smaller meals frequently and see if you can cut out grains and add them slowly. I noticed that my symptoms went away since. I did not cut out grains on purpose except grains took longer to cook than grilling meat or fish.  


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this is all helpful! I actually eat very close to complete compliance, but when traveling to AZ I ate at inconvenient times (my friend never ate!) and went long periods between eating, etc. and sort of continued to eat less in a day (cuz I liked the weight loss).....soooo, now I will always carry nuts and stuff so I can keep that feeling at bay. Thank you all for enlightening me.
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I've had it happen to me just a couple of times - after ACL surgery and a couple of times in the shower especially if it's a long hot shower (which I love).  I get dizzy and feel like I'm going to pass out although I never actually have passed out.  I have to get out of the shower immediately and lie down.  I always figured that it was either low blood sugar or low blood pressure and I've had a glass of juice when I can get up and get it.  
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Unfortunately, this would happen on a regular day for me. It was a bit scary since I did not know what was going on and why this was happening.

I also found out that not drinking enough water will cause your blood pressure to drop. Add dehydration and hypoglycemia to the mix, it will get pretty yucky. My breath would also become super shallow on top of everything else so it was not pleasant, at all.

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I've had it happen to me just a couple of times - after ACL surgery and a couple of times in the shower especially if it's a long hot shower (which I love).  I get dizzy and feel like I'm going to pass out although I never actually have passed out.  I have to get out of the shower immediately and lie down.  I always figured that it was either low blood sugar or low blood pressure and I've had a glass of juice when I can get up and get it.  




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yup...this well describes what has been going on with me, PassionP! So glad to know ...was wondering if I was going crazy......(tho I don't know why that would be accompanied by lightheadedness!)
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I definately agree with many small meals. I feel blood sugar "surges" when I eat large meals even if it's just meat and veg. My blood sugar stays far steady grazing through the day. Hypoglycemia is no fun. I always have raw veggies or something with me. I even keep a package of tuna in my car for emergencies.


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Quoted from Jane
I've had it happen to me just a couple of times - after ACL surgery and a couple of times in the shower especially if it's a long hot shower (which I love).  I get dizzy and feel like I'm going to pass out although I never actually have passed out.  I have to get out of the shower immediately and lie down.


It would actually be very good for you to follow your hot shower with a brief shower of very cool water.  This is a type of Hydrotherapy.  



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I think B's are prone to light headedness .. more so by getting up from bed.. go slow..

follow my discussion on prevention of diaetesstarting early in life.. NOW!..

I think in the end that si what it will e all about for those who have any familly member with the dread disease.. if BTD/GENO stands for anything then we will figure out more then just saying don't eat sugar.. we need to figure out what is going onand then respond early in life.. NOW.. is a good time to start..

In my lifetime everyone just accepted that I am this or that ut now we have strong support here to get this figured out .. so that our life is no longer disrupted by 'fear' of this or that.. we will need many fewer painkillers if we get this right..

we is all who live with something that makes us uneasy..this way of eating works if we don't stick our head in the sand and let life happen to us.. we should happen to life!!.. there isa problem with acceptance and words that are spoken.. doctors and even Dr D are to cavalier.. we need to hear them and for that matter they need to hear how we make a difference one person fixing themselves - with BTD/ GENO..  

IT is not just about woman having PMS.. it's about taking our symptoms serious.. and acting on the recognition that its not just about some nuts in the bag, but some sups that make sense .. I am against sups forthe sake of them, but maybe we need specific issues dealt with .. like nerve damage, like intestines that are being damaged IN THE LONG RUN>>

I am on a mission here.. lets hear it for those who have hypoglycemia.. and figure this out one symptom at a time.. Like Glycemia UNITE!! for a plan of action for yearsto come..    


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