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How To Eat With Reactive Hypoglycemia

Q: I was recently diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia. Please suggest a sample meal plan with the total daily carbohydrates I need. A: Reactive hypoglycemia is quite rare. It is characterized by a fall in blood glucose two to four hours after eating, accompanied by a feeling of weakness, faintness, perspiration, anxiety, and/or hunger. It is not related to the hypoglycemia associated with some blood-glucose-lowering medications, such as insulin or sulfonylureas. To correctly diagnose reactive hypoglycemia, you should complete a six-hour glucose-tolerance test. This test will determine whether your blood glucose levels indeed fall too low. If your doctor has said you have reactive hypoglycemia, you need to follow a meal plan that helps alleviate your symptoms. Pay attention to how you feel two to four hours after you eat. Eat three regular meals a day and include snacks between meals and at bedtime. Your daily carbohydrate intake depends on how many calories you need. It's important to distribute carbohydrates among your meals and snacks. You can start with 30-45 grams of carbohydrates per meal and 15 grams per snack. Excess weight can complicate your blood glucose condition. If yo Continue reading >>

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  1. JLITT62

    I'm not hypoglycemic, but this is pretty much the way I eat -- right now I get about 20 points a day, but I almost always earn 4 activity points in addition.
    I haven't been tracking my calories for a while, but I did for a while, too, and the average was probably around 1500 calories.
    It's a good way to eat -- keeps you from getting to hungry, which is what happens when your blood sugar falls, of course.
    Good luck!
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  2. TERESAL2

    Thank you so much girls. This has helped
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  3. ABLOCHA

    I'm hypoglycemic, and have used weight watchers for over a year. My doctor did not suggest a certain calorie #, but had me eat protein in each small meal, and fiber.
    I feel SO much better with a good diet. I've lost weight, and have a lot fewer episodes of light headedness, etc. I have to stay away from the refined sugars, or the symptoms are back. The diet is very similar to a diabetics diet, and is very much in line with the WW and Spark healthy eating guidelines.
    I'd suggest logging in your food on Spark for awhile to track calories, and counting the WW points, and see how they stack up. I find that my WW points are the low end of my Spark calorie range for the day, which makes sense because WW gives you the 35 extra weekly points. Just a different way of counting, but it comes to the same outcome, for me anyway.
    Good luck!
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