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26 Sep 2006

Low Blood Sugar
I think I've got " Reaktiewe Hipoglusmie"
What is the symptoms and what can I do to prevent?
Please help!
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diabetes expert

01 Jan 0001

Candice, reactive hypoglycemia is a low bloodsugar that occurs in relation to food intake. The individual usually complains of a fairly consistent set of symptoms specifically related to food intake. These symptoms do however vary significantly between individuals - may include feeling of tremulousness, sweating, anxiety, hunger feeling, dizziness.... should respond to intake of glucose containing food or drink. This is mostly an irritating condition, but very seldomly associated with any underlying disease/condition. Most often seen in patients who had previous stomach/bowel operations, can also occur in early type 2 diabetes. Suggest you have your bloodsugar tested in the fasting state if you have a strong family history of diabetes or struggle with your weight. Otherwise the best for you is to modify your diet somewhat
eat preferable smaller more frequent meals (6x instead of 3x/day)
eat lots of fibre
limit intake of fine sugars (cake, sweetened drinks....)
eat more complex carbs such as pasta, potatoes...
try and maintain an ideal body weight if not already so
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