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post #21 of 24
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dont worry about it i used to eat sugar! i eat super healthy. i gained 96lbs during my pregnancy despite pre-natal yoga and pilates and i ate healthy but did have some unhealthy food too but idk i gained a ton! my bp was 110/60 my entire pregnancy and i did not get gestational diabetes so that was good. im definately not lazy either i tried to tell him i walk 2+ miles every day and i do yoga and pilates but i think he thought i was full of it...my thyroid came back normal and imnot on any medicine besides calcium and prenatals + DHA.

does anyone know the normal blood sugar range? i have an appt with my PCP on mon. so i guess i will talk to her some more. i am worried about the whole going blind thing...they told me to go to an eye doctor now but i really dont feel like its an eye condition...plus i will get dizzy and hungry like my whole life! i used to just eat and eat when i was a teen b/c i always felt so horribly. my sleeping problems have been going on forever too! i remember being 9 y/o and wide awake at 2 am and being terrified that ghosts would come get me b/c i couldnt sleep like a good girl. anyways most of the Dr's i have seen are blameing stress for everything...but idk i mean i have had a stressful life period so wouldnt i be used to it? (abusive child hood, mother suicide when i was a kid, foster kid, on my own at 16, rape victim)
post #22 of 24
This is functional medicine territory. Most MDs only study crisis medicine... most know nothing about how to keep or get you healthy according to how a normal human body is supposed to work.

I'd be asking to do an insulin resistance test. Insulin resistance (IR) can cause hypoglycemia b/c the bodyoverproduces insulin to get it to work and then results in a sugar crash. If you are severely IR this can certainly happen with just grains too.

Any chance you have PCOS?

Sounds like you might be missing fat in your diet. A high fat diet is huge help to blood sugar issues b/c fat digests slowly. Healthy fats are avocado, coconut oil, olive oil, palm oil ... egg yolks from pastured chickens.... lard, tallow, butter, cream from from pastured animals.... and fatty wild fish like salmon or shellfish. Humans need healthy cholesterol.
post #23 of 24
you have all the standard symptoms of hypoglyc:

http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-...low-blood.html

Normal bs values according to the ADA is 70-130:

Quote:
What does tight control mean?
Tight control means getting as close to a normal (nondiabetic) blood glucose level as you safely can. Ideally, this means levels between 70 and 130 mg/dl before meals, and less than 180 two hours after starting a meal, with a glycated hemoglobin (A1C) level less than 7 percent. The target number for glycated hemoglobin will vary depending on the type of test your doctor's laboratory uses.

http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-...s-control.html
post #24 of 24
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TY that very helpful! i cant eat any of those foods except the avacado and the oils..i eat meat 2x a day though.
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