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February 4th, 2010, 02:34 PM
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I've been meaning to ask this question for about three weeks now, but we've been super busy with company, etc. Anyways... my blood sugar (or is it glucose?) level was 57. They told me that's really low, but other than that they haven't given me much information. The nurse I spoke with on the phone said to eat more frequently (great... just like I needed encouragement). Anyone else have this problem? I've only noticed feeling lightheaded/dizzy a couple times.
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February 4th, 2010, 02:50 PM
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On the GD diet I sometimes get levels that are too low then I need to eat a piece of fruit.
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February 4th, 2010, 02:57 PM
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I have hypoglycemia which is low blood sugar. I have to eat more often and limit my sweets and junk food.
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February 4th, 2010, 03:26 PM
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I think you should request more info, possibly testing. Hypoglycemia can be dangerous and that light headed dizzy feeling and lead to passing out. You might initially think "low blood sugar" I should eat/drink sugary things, but that would cause a bigger issue like Amanda mentioned because initially your sugar would raise up but then when it dropped you'd be left feeling SUPER dizzy and sick. I had issues with hypoglycemia before being pregnant and had to learn what I could and couldn't eat, biggest for me was making sure to always combine some protein with otherwise high carb/sugar items. A bowl of cereal for breakfast would leave me a mess a couple hours later where I would suddenly be very dizzy and light headed and STARVING (and craving more sugar... vicious cycle) but if I have an egg, or steel cut oatmeal, etc it doesn't happen. Now if I have cereal I use it more like a dessert or snack after an otherwise balanced meal and don't have issues.
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February 7th, 2010, 06:54 PM
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I am going to be asking for more information at my next visit. I try to eat a little more often. The worst I've felt is when I was coming down from the "high" after drinking the wonderful orange drink after the one hour test.
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