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I have hypoglycemia. It caused complications in my first two pregnancies (misdiagnosed and was put on bedrest both times <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: )<br><br>
My bio father also has it.<br><br>
Any tips on how to control it/improve it?<br><br>
Have you guys found it gets worse as time goes by?<br><br>
Any one else have bad temper flares? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:<br><br>
How do you feel emotionally?<br><br>
I look forward to meeting you! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Count me in on this one.<br><br><br>
How I found out...<br><br>
Nothing like going for your anual pap and having the doctor call you back a few day later, leaving a message on your machine... telling you that you MUST come in for more blood work cause there was a problem, but does not bother to tell you what it was.. errhrhrh <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
BSL was at 43..
 

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Yup....have a glucose test with dd. They called and said that my test was fine. Called back three days later to tell me something was wrong with my bloodwork......blood sugar was 38!<br><br>
They told me not to worry about it......it was only a pregnancy thing! Wrong....I still have it and they offered me no help or direction as to what I should be doing.<br><br>
I monitored my blood sugar with ds2 and have a complication/medication free birth!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Ive got it too. My mom and her mom both have/had it (grandma is dead now)<br><br>
Seems I know more women than men that have it too.<br><br>
Never had problems during my pregnancy, cept with DS I became borderline with GD.<br><br>
I have found that eating high carb foods first thing in the morning help keep my from dropping low by afternoon, and same at night, cause it keeps me from feeling off in the morning. Its just one big cycle with me.
 

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High carb foods.....like what? If I eat cereal in the AM, I get really sick an hour or so later. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I usually eat oatmeal. It has a decent amount of carbs in it, plus I add a few peices of toast to it. You can make toast out of rice bread which the ones I have seen around here have alot of carbs too.<br><br>
I always try to make some sort of pasta with dinner because of the carb content, and then before bed, I tend to snack on crackers and chips or something.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I usually eat oatmeal. It has a decent amount of carbs in it, plus I add a few peices of toast to it. You can make toast out of rice bread which the ones I have seen around here have alot of carbs too.<br><br>
I always try to make some sort of pasta with dinner because of the carb content, and then before bed, I tend to snack on crackers and chips or something.</div>
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I thought carbs were bad.... that they break down faster than proteins. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I thought carbs were bad.... that they break down faster than proteins. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:</div>
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My Dr explained to me that the sugar breakdown from carbs takes a little longer, and lasts longer. Atleast that is what I was told. But for me personally, during a low period, eating a bowl of pasta with butter helps me out alot more than eating something high in proteins like meat or something.<br><br>
Ill see if I can find you something on it.....I may be wrong..lol...or my Dr may be wrong but this is what I was told for the past few years.
 

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I was hypoglycemic with both of my pregnancies very bad. I don't remember my blood sugar number but I want to say 26. I was told to eat protein every 2 hours and not skip. They didn't want me to eat sugar not even fruit. One day I wasn't thinking and had teriyaki chicken and the sugar in that made me feel very ill. I actually started to hate eating! Other then that I think I still may have it but not bad. Usually I notice it the most after breakfast but not always.
 

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I am hypoglycemic, too. Eating small meals through out the day helps me the most. I don't always do it, but when I do, it works. I try to at least have some kind of snack with some protein if I am not going to eat a real meal.<br><br>
When I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, we discussed my hypoglycemia as well and I saw the nutritionist. She recommended avoiding sugars and eating small meals through out the day and making sure they all have protein.<br><br>
If I get symptomatic, I usually have some kind of sugary drink first (usually soda <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag"> ) to get my sugar up and then I follow it with a snack or meal with protein.<br><br>
This link has lots of great info on hypoglycemia, but more importantly how to control with diet, etc. <a href="http://www.chclibrary.org/micromed/00052250.html" target="_blank">http://www.chclibrary.org/micromed/00052250.html</a><br><br>
Talks about the difference in different kinds of carbs and mentions oatmeal as a good carb, because it takes longer to breakdown.<br><br>
Anyone tried chromium supplements?
 

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*raises hand* yep count me in. I've always had it, I notice it in my 2 yr old too.<br><br>
Like Angelbee if I eat cereal in the morning I'm very sick an hour later. Well this depends on the amount of sugar involved. I can eat whole cereals like granola, not the boxed kind, healthfood section kind, or bran flakes but man if it's "junk" (sweetened) I'm sick for quite some time.<br><br>
With pregnancy I tend to keep more "good carbs" around, like bananas, grapes, grains etc. It's also important for me to keep a good supply of protein going in too.<br><br>
I have intense temper flare ups if I don't eat right, that and the lightheadedness and hot flashes and dizziness..etc...yep not fun.<br><br>
I don't control it that well but what I DO try to do is eat something at least every 2 hours, I tend to be nicer that way.<br><br>
Regards! Kitty
 

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I'm another.....Do any of you also get migrains? I have noticed that quite often it goes hand in hand.......I eat oatmeal every morning too. I am still nursing so I eat a bowl at night before I go to bed, that really helps. I don't wake up ravenous in the middle of the night!<br><br>
As for foods that are good to eat.....avocados and carrots are two of the best if your having low-blood sugar. When I was being really good with my food trips I was drinking a smoothy with a really good protien powder, and chromium picolinate. It's a suplimant that helps regulate metabolisum. It can e very helpfull. I'm not sure if you can take it while your BFing though. As for carbs.....you have to have carbs in order to break down protien.<br><br>
hope this is helpful to you all......a good resource is "Proscriotion for Nutritional Healing", They have a good piece on hypoglicemia
 

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I am starting to hate food because of it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
Ugh...<br><br>
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What do you do to help control your hypoglycemia? Do you take any special vitamins/minerals/herbs that help at all?
 

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I know this thread's pretty old but I just found it on a search.. I'm starting to think that I might have hypoglycemia, I seem to have a few of the symptoms that I've read about.<br>
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Yep, hi! I have hypoglycemia.<br><br>
Like a previous poster said, I can't handle cereal in the morning. I usually have brown rice and eggs, or some sort of whole wheat bread and nut butter. Gotta have a high protein in the morning or I'll crash -hard.<br><br>
I try to many small high protein meals throughout the day, or if I can't have protein, a complex carb and some veggies does me good. I try to stay away from things like pasta, rice and sugary foods because my blood sugar will majorly crash.<br><br>
The best way to get my blood sugar up again is by chugging a soda or some oj <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I have a question. Does anyone else notice that highly sugary foods give you like a really bad taste in your mouth? It's like I get this funky aftertast, and my mouth gets all dry and sticky. Like my body just can't process the sugar or something.
 

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Okay so as a total newb to this (I'm just learning about it now) can someone explain why sugar is to be avoided for someone who has low blood sugar? Wouldn't you want to eat more sugar? I'm sorry for the silly question.<br>
I <i>have</i> to eat in the morning.. I wake up <i>STARVING!!</i> Is that an indication?<br>
I get a strange taste in my mouth after eating sugars too, 3 opihi. Weird....
 

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Just bumping this up, as I'm afraid that this might be what's wrong with me.<br><br>
DP has just gone back to full-time work after a 4 month break, and now that I have so much less time to treat myself well, my symptoms have gotten much worse.<br><br>
I have an appointment with the nurse practitioner at my birth center on Monday, I'm freaking out!
 

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hypoglycemic fainting doula here. Yep. I thought I wasn't hypoglycemic anymore since I've had no symptoms for about a year. well, I've been following Body For Life for close to a year and eating every 2 hrs, a balance of protein and healthy carb with no sugar in my diet.<br><br>
I go to my first birth in almost 2 years and work and sweat along with the mama, forgetting to eat for 6 hrs and well LBS+ low blood sugar + highly emotional birth = me passing out. No one minded<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
never, ever again!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I have hypoglycemia. And the migraines that was talked about earlier.<br><br>
I typically bottom-out at least once a day because the heart medication I take blocks the first signs that my blood sugar is dropping.<br><br>
One of the best things I've found when I get caught in an attack is a stick of honey like they use in tea. Easy to carry with me and works well.
 
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