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10/29/18 6:17 P

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Thank you, very helpful!

Sandra

"In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength. " Isaiah 30:15

There are no excuses, only choices.

Failure is not defeat unless you stop trying.


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10/27/18 4:37 A

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MEDICAL NEWS TODAY REPORTS....Consuming rapid-acting carbohydrates, such as 8 ounces of fruit juice, regular coke, glucose tablets, or candy is also a good way to treat low sugar levels. People with hypoglycemia should try to include small, nutritious snacks in between meals to keep blood sugar levels constant and ensure they are having enough vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, proteins, and fibrous carbohydrates in their diet. A low intake of simple sugars and a high intake of complex carbohydrates is recommended, as carbs that take a long time to absorb can help prevent glucose swings. Eating small meals, but more than three a day, can help maintain blood sugar levels. Keep to an eating routine.

Some healthy snack options for hypoglycemia are
a small apple with a few slices of cheddar cheese
a banana with a handful of nuts or seeds
a slice of wholegrain toast with mashed avocado or hummus
whole-grain crackers (TRISCUITS) topped with a small can of sardines or tuna
carrots, peppers, and cucumber dipped in hummus
an apple with a spoonful of peanut butter and a slice of cheese
a small handful of mixed dried fruit and nuts
a peanut butter and jelly sandwich

To keep blood sugar levels stable, stick to breakfast meals that include eggs, nuts, cheese, smoked salmon, whole fruits, nut butters, plain yogurt, olive oil and vegetables. Oat products, . Caffeine should be avoided, go for decaf.

Carb-rich lunches like sandwiches, burgers and french fries can trigger hypoglycemia.
A large salad is the perfect base for your lunch. Top it with avocado slices, an olive-oil based vinaigrette, almonds and chicken, or chopped eggs. Try a Greek variation with chicken, feta cheese, olives and red onions. Omelets, frittatas,or bean-rich soups.

For dinner, the same basic principles apply as for lunch. You should eat a generous portion of meat, fish or chicken, veggie chili, lean pork, veggies and some slow acting carbs.


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10/24/18 5:09 P

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I had a terrible bout of low BS yesterday and wasn't able to check it as I have no test strips. It was miserable. I had a cup of coffee after lunch and was too late getting my snack. I guess caffeine is off limits for good. Coffee always does that to me. Diet pop and tea aren't so bad but I still have to watch it.

Sandra

"In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength. " Isaiah 30:15

There are no excuses, only choices.

Failure is not defeat unless you stop trying.


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10/22/18 10:27 P

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I rarely have that low blood sugar feeling since I have learned the value of PROTEIN at EVERY meal and snack - that balance of never eating carbs without a protein is so important!!!
Studying healthy fats to go with some proteins for one meal and protein and carbs in another meal have helped me this separation of fuel is principle of "Trim healthy mama" way of eating. Non-starchy veggies mixed in all meals and few fruits and berries.

BALANCE inn all I eat. Eat to live healthy---NOT live to eat!!!

Linda in WA state ***John 10:10b Jesus came to give me life, an abundant life!
*Gluten free, Heart Healthy, Anti-inflammatory, Diabetic Low Carb way of eating and life structure
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10/22/18 3:49 P

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I have suffered from low blood sugar for years. I read it is a precursor to diabetes and have tried to stay away from it as it feels horrible. My mom is diabetic and tested my blood sugar for me once and it was in the 40s or 50s! I get ravenous, shaky and very tired. I get headaches from it too. Then I can't stop eating until I'm stuffed. I learned to balance carbs with protein and get off simple sugar. I can't handle it at all! Now I'm pre diabetic I'm limiting carbs even more and adding more vegetables and protein. Learning as much as I can right now. I have the exercise down, just adding more walking to the swimming.

Sandra

"In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength. " Isaiah 30:15

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Failure is not defeat unless you stop trying.


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8/10/17 2:00 P

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I actually had a low blood sugar episode yesterday; my blood sugar was 81. I had similar symptoms to you. I make sure I have a small tube of frosting in my purse and car. Sounds silly, but it keeps well, and is easy to squeeze in my cheek, gets a dose of sugar straight to me.

I don't have low blood sugar that often, but having planned and regular meals helps; eating protein tides me over from meal to meal. If I have less carbs, it prevents a quick plunge.

Julie

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8/9/17 9:07 P

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I had a low blood sugar episode today. For me that meant that I felt light-headed, shaky, and weak. I tested my blood sugar before eating something small and sweet to curb the symptoms, and it was in the 80's, which fits my pattern.

Does anybody else have episodes like this?

What symptoms do you experience?

What is your blood sugar threshold when it happens?

How do you deal with it or prepare for it?

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