(Closed) For those of you who have diabetes/hypoglycemia…

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

no advice, but i’m going through the exact same thing!

never had diagnosed hypoglycemia, but when i was in college the doc said i probably had it and just to snack frequently.  now i’ve been dealing with the numb/tingling hands etc and feeling crappy.  up 2-4 times a night to pee.  falling asleep at the wheel.  getting major crashes after meals, and dealing really poorly with alcohol.  just got bloodwork back that says on average, my blood sugar is normal, but now begins the next round of investigation.  

as a tip, make an appt ASAP!  i’ve been calling endocrinologists this a.m. and the earliest i could get in was the end of NEXT month!  apparently it’s a booming field these days 🙁  wishing you the best of luck as you figure it all out!

Post # 5
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Worker bee

Make an appointment with your PCP he/she will have you go get blood work done and possibly refer you to an endocrinologist.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

depending on your insurance, you might need to see a PCP first for a referral.  mine lets me go straight to specialists w/o referrals.  since i’m concerned about thyroid/hormones and/or insulin resistance being at play, i figured best to go straight to the endocrinologist.  in the meanwhile, i’m going to really focus on healthy eating (according to a diabetic/hypoglycemic diet, since both strive for constant blood sugar), water intake (dehydration is a problem for me), and exercise.  i figure if i’ve got a month’s worth of healthy habits, and keep a food journal, then that will be good information for my appt in january.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Yes, hypoglycemia and insulin resistance are precursors to diabetes– they don’t mean you are doomed, but do mean we have to work a lot harder than other people to prevent ourselves from developing diabetes. 

I’m hypoglycemic– have been diagnosed since I was in elementary school.  This past year has been difficult for me, as I’d slowly been becoming less active? I entered graduate school and got a desk job (compared to undergrad on a campus geared towards walking coupled with jobs like camp counseling, vet assistant, and waitressing) so I’ve put on 30 pounds in the past year.  I’ve also lost my period entirely– I went off BC last December and haven’t had one since (aside from one medically induced cycle this past August). 

Unfortunately, I’m still in the middle of my journey, so I can’t tell you what’s worked for me.  I have trouble saying no to bad foods (carbs are the real enemy, and my favorite!) and I’ve been to a few doctors, had bloodwork done countless times, and even had an ultrasound to see if I had PCOS on top of the hypoglycemia. 

I am going to an endocrinologist on Thursday, so I’ll keep you all posted!

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