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What To Eat For Hypoglycemia

In this article, we list meal plans for people with hypoglycemia, as well as other tips for managing the condition. What is hypoglycemia? People with persistent low blood sugar may have hypoglycemia. Having low blood sugar is often associated with diabetes, but it is possible to experience hypoglycemia without having diabetes. Other common causes include hormonal deficiencies, critical illnesses, and excessive alcohol consumption. When blood sugar drops within 4 hours of eating a meal, a person may be experiencing reactive hypoglycemia. This condition is caused by excessive insulin production after eating. Hypoglycemia symptoms including: trembling feeling weak or faint feeling mentally sluggish confusion feeling tearful heart palpitations turning pale blurred sight tingling lips Breakfast A person should always try to eat breakfast as soon as possible after waking up, as blood sugar levels may have dropped during the night. It is advisable to limit intake of fruit juices in the morning and stick to juices that do not have added sugar, as these may cause blood sugar levels to become unstable. Some ideal breakfast choices include: Cinnamon is thought to help reduce blood sugar level Continue reading >>

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  1. kathiluvsmandy

    Every time I buy more than one bottle of Insulin, I seem to buy a bad batch.
    I bought 3 bottles of Novolin N at Walmart, I first used it on Saturday night, Sunday morning Mandy's BG was 375, wtf.... ok, so thinking maybe something else is wrong, Sunday night 305, Monday 300-400's all day, this morning 385.... she has been kinda fussy about eating breakfast, but she does eat after about 20 minutes, she hasn't skipped a meal, just fussy.
    I don't see any signs of a UTI, everything appears normal.
    I wonder if this insulin is bad? you know, I have thrown away hundreds of dollars worth of insulin, this is really getting expensive, I just spent $75.00 for three bottles, and I'm supposed to just throw them out? Will Walmart take it back? I can't keep doing this, if this opened bottle is bad, chances are, the other 2 are bad too. If insulin can be spoiled by opening the fridge door, then god only knows what happens to it at Walmart.
    I suppose it could be something else, but it sure is weird that the BG went up THE VERY DAY I used the insulin, I want to take all three of them back.

  2. Johanna13

    Kathy .
    I know sometime you can get a bad batch of insulin... I also bought all my insulin at Walmart ,and on one occasion while at the pharmacy desk ,the guy comes out and slams the bottle down on the counter...
    I froze and just looked at him and said' " I'm really sorry your having a bad day, and I don't want to make it worse... but you need to go get me a different bottle of insulin because you just killed that bottle when you slammed it on the counter !"
    He looked at me as though I was nuts !! clearly they are not explaining to there staff the need to handle insulin gently.
    I have had bad insulin only one time from Walmart.
    I would check if the other bottles you have are all the same batch number... if they are take all of them back !
    If they are not the same, then open a new bottle and see if there is a difference in Mandys readings after that...
    This way you will know if its the insulin or something is up with Mandy.
    And yes they will give you a new bottle if you return the bad one.

  3. kathiluvsmandy

    Johanna, they are all the same batch number and exp date. I went ahead and gave her 18 units out of the same bottle, but I have a feeling she will be high all day, she did eat, I checked for ketones, no sign, just high glucose.
    I am going to wait til tomorrow, and then I will take all three of them back, I am shocked they will take Insulin back.

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Reactive Hypoglycemia - Hypos After Eating

Tweet Reactive hypoglycemia is the general term for having a hypo after eating, which is when blood glucose levels become dangerously low following a meal. Also known as postprandial hypoglycemia, drops in blood sugar are usually recurrent and occur within four hours after eating. Reactive hypoglycemia can occur in both people with and without diabetes, and is thought to be more common in overweight individuals or those who have had gastric bypass surgery. What are the causes of reactive hypoglycemia? Scientists believe reactive hypoglycemia to be the result of too much insulin being produced and released by the pancreas following a large carbohydrate-based meal. This excess insulin production and secretion continues after the glucose derived from the meal has been digested, causing the amount of glucose in the bloodstream to fall to a lower-than-normal level. What causes this increase in pancreatic activity is unclear. One possible explanation is that in rare cases, a benign (non-cancerous) tumour in the pancreas may cause an overproduction of insulin, or too much glucose may be used up by the tumour itself. Another is that reactive hypoglycemia is caused by deficiencies in glucag Continue reading >>

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  1. dfee3

    Hi there. There seems to be a lot of confusion about how long insulin lasts, as well as how best to store it. I'm a newbie and am wondering about the effectiveness and life of our vial of Lantus -- after we accidentally left it out of the fridge overnight (about 15 hours total). We hope not to have to replace it, especially after we broke the first one a couple of weeks ago.... Thanks for any help.... :?

  2. Patty & Champ

    I'm sure someone with more experience that I will answer your question for you, but I've been told that it's fine out of the fridge (as long as it's not in a hot room or in sunlight) for a few hours. Just make sure before you use it that it's clear and there are no "floaties" in it. If you notice your kitty's numbers not doing as well on that vial of insulin, you may need to replace it.

  3. Sienne and Gabby (GA)

    The vial is different than the pens and is supposed to be kept refrigerated. You have more flexibility with the Solostar pens (see the sticky above on How to Handle Lantus). I would pay careful attention to the insulin, like Patty suggested. In addition, if your cat's numbers stop making sense -- some cycles the insulin seems to be working, some cycles not -- get new insulin.
    Most of us use the Solostar pens. They end up being more economical than the vial since it is not uncommon to have to throw out insulin. The manufacturer recommends new Lantus after 28 days. Some people here get longer use. Others of us swap out our insulin after 28 days. Regardless, you get 5, 3ml pens in a box of Lantus vs. a 10 ml vial. And, if you should drop/break a pen, you don't lose as much.

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A Reactive Hypoglycemia Diet May Be Your Answer To Ill Health

Reset Reactive hypoglycemia is sometimes referred to as postprandial hypoglycemia. These terms refer to a condition in which an individual who does not have diabetes experiences symptoms of hypoglycemia within a few hours of consuming a meal rich in carbohydrates. It is thought that the carbohydrates trigger a flood of insulin that continues beyond digestion and metabolism of glucose from the meal. The most effective treatment for this condition is to follow a reactive hypoglycemia diet, which involves eating several small meals consisting of high-fiber and starchy foods, limiting sugar, and regular exercise. It is difficult to say how many people are affected by this condition, as there is not one standard defined diagnostic criteria. The US National Institutes of Health defines reactive hypoglycemia as hypoglycemic symptoms accompanied by blood glucose levels below 70 mg/dL, that are relieved by eating. Some doctors use the HbA1c test to measure blood sugar averages over the course of a couple of months, or a six hour glucose tolerance test. However, regardless of diagnosis, symptoms can be easily avoided by following a reactive hypoglycemia diet. Symptoms of reactive hypoglycemi Continue reading >>

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  1. Robanny

    Hey everyone,
    I have a few questions about units of insulin.
    I've only just started caring about my diabetes after 10 years. I'm 19 and have suffered from depression since the age of approx' 11/12 (Though am happy to say that I've turned over a new leaf and am finally coming out of it), so just blocked everything out and ignored all the information given to me, etc. I want to get my diabetes under control and have finally decided that coming to a forum with other diabetics can help me.
    I decided to start by asking this:
    I am on Novo Rapid fast-acting insulin and Lantus long-acting insulin.
    I was wondering if anybody could give me advice on how many units of insulin I should be doing in relation to my blood glucose reading?
    For example:
    How many units of novo rapid should I do if my blood sugar is... 9.0, 10.0, 11.0... etc, all the way up to being in the 30s 40s (which happens a lot due to my lack of control).
    Is there a formula I could work with?
    Like X amount of insulin units for X amount of 1.0s (cant think of a better name..) you want to reduce your sugars by? (For example: 1 unit of insulin to reduce my blood sugar by 1.5... or so on).
    Is there a set amount of insulin to take after meals?
    For example: If I had a normal sized plate of chips and pizza for dinner (though I don't usually, I'm quite a healthy veggie teenager! Ha-ha!) then is there an amount of insulin I should be taking? Is there a dose of insulin that would cover me for all normal-sized meals? And would this just be halved/quatered in relation to snacks, etc? Or am I going to have to start counting fat and carbohydrates etc in order to calculate every insulin dose? (See? I really have no idea! )
    I've been working with blind knowledge for so long, I have no idea how much insulin to do in relation to my readings. I've always just guessed, and it's never helped as I've NEVER had constant, normal readings - they're almost always high or low.
    I'm trying to start taking care of myself, and feel like I need this information to get started.
    Any help would be appreciated!
    Thanks a lot everybody,

  2. dipsticky

    Come on you guys, 'bout time you was all up. This person needs some answers fast. Where's all you T1's ?

  3. totsy

    hya robyn,
    im glad u are starting to take control, im on the same meds, do u carb count?? if not it will help if u learn,
    we are all different i inject 1 unit per 10g carb and as a correction dose if im say 8 or 9 b4 a meal i find if i take an extra unit it takes me down 3mmol, can u give me an idea what a days food and readings look like and i will try and help

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