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Getting Off The Blood Sugar Rollercoaster: Treatments For Reactive Hypoglycemia

Over the last several weeks we’ve talked about several topics related to leaky gut, autoimmunity and gluten sensitivity. This week we’re going to shift gears a bit and cover how to keep blood sugar stable. More specifically, this article will focus on treatments for reactive hypoglycemia (RH), which is a type of blood sugar dysregulation. Functional medicine considers RH to be a lifestyle disorder that results from the overconsumption of refined carbohydrates and sugar and is a form of “post prandial hypoglycemia,” which means that the hypoglycemia occurs after eating a meal. In Western medicine, true reactive hypoglycemia is considered to be relatively rare and is often referred to as “idiopathic post prandial hypoglycemia,” or reactive hypoglycemia with an unknown cause. But even research which expresses skepticism about the prevalence of RH will often observe that people with RH “are characterized as ingesting excessive quantities of refined carbohydrate.” This same study goes on to conclude that one critical arm of treatment is the restriction of refined carbohydrates, which would also include sugar (1). I often describe RH as “a blood sugar rollercoaster.” Continue reading >>

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  1. fieryred0424

    Hello all! I have been on here for a while and have lost a decent amount of weight...however I feel like I am not taking care of myself. You see, I have reactive hypoglycemia, and I struggle daily with the crashes of blood sugar. I was wondering if anyone else on here who has this condition would be willing to give me examples of their daily food intakes and maybe add me as a friend so that I can really work harder on taking care of myself. This site isn't just about losing weight. It's about being healthy. I think one of my greatest struggles with this is that I am a working mother to a very vibrant/energetic girl and my husbands works...ALOT... so it leaves a lot on me to do. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

  2. ahviendha

    hey there, i may be able to help.
    i was officially diagnosed when i was about 17, but didn't notice the effects of the condition on my body/energy levels till i was about 20 (being a teen, right?! immune to everything)
    it was really bad when i was overweight, but since i've lost 50-60lbs i'm able to go longer without food and be less crabby when i am hungry.
    you can PM me with specific questions if you want, or friend me good luck

  3. BeingAwesome247

    My mom is hypoglycemic....I'm not just to note
    Would it help to space your food out so you're eating smaller but more frequent meals to keep from crashing?

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