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Shepherd88
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Spinoff: low blood sugar and diet
Coming from the discussion with supplements and high blood sugar. Has anyone ever had experience with non-diabetic hypoglycemia?

I have naturally low blood sugar and while I don’t have these spells that often, when I do they’re not fun. The obvious seems to be that I need to eat more sugar in my diet but I’m wondering if there’s something more to it than that?
Given the stigma around sugar these days...


lsu777
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westlake
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re: Spinoff: low blood sugar and diet
Are you sure your sugar isn't spiking and then bottoming out? Very common amongst those that are having blood sugar issue, many times only the symptoms of the low blood sugar are noticed.


Shepherd88
Member since Dec 2013
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re: Spinoff: low blood sugar and diet
Very possible since it mostly happens after a big meal, but I’ve also had it happen when exercising while fasted.

My mother has hypoglycemia and I know my fasted glucose level is about 70.


lsu777
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westlake
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re: Spinoff: low blood sugar and diet
From my understanding the best way to treat this is to stabilize your blood sugar spikes. The three ways I know how are

IF
Keto
Small meals with no large carb spikes, essentially the RP diet method.


Shepherd88
Member since Dec 2013
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re: Spinoff: low blood sugar and diet
Right on. I have found the smaller meal approach to work well for me best and will continue on with that then.

IF and Keto didn’t mix too well with high intensity training such as CrossFit for me.


lsu777
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westlake
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re: Spinoff: low blood sugar and diet
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IF and Keto didn’t mix too well with high intensity training such as CrossFit for me


No they won't, well you could time IF to work but I would go the RP diet way as it is better for performance. I suggest using their app.


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LSU Delts
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re: Spinoff: low blood sugar and diet
I have this issue also.

Slow release carbs only.
Artificial sweeteners are the worse.
Stevia is the only one to use.

Avoid sugar spikes because the body will overproduce insulin.

When my blood sugar gets low it’s difficult for me to say up.

I have followed the military diet in the past and have had no issues with it.


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Hulkklogan
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re: Spinoff: low blood sugar and diet
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Artificial sweeteners are the worse


In what context?
This post was edited on 7/6 at 8:57 am


LSU Delts
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re: Spinoff: low blood sugar and diet
Aspartame will lower your blood sugar.
Artificial sweeteners increase insulin levels.
This post was edited on 7/6 at 1:09 pm


Hulkklogan
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Member since Oct 2010
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re: Spinoff: low blood sugar and diet
Yeah see... That is simply not true. To the contrary, there are diabetics all over the country drinking diet sodas and other sugar-free products with no adverse effects on their insulin. I'm not saying they're good for you, but they shouldn't be demonized in moderation.


LSU Delts
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re: Spinoff: low blood sugar and diet
Diabetics have a problem with high blood sugar not low blood sugar.
I have issues with low blood sugar and so does the original post.
Good try though.


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BRIllini07
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Member since Feb 2015
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re: Spinoff: low blood sugar and diet
(Type 2 diabetic here). It’s possible you have the genetic roots of type 2 - namely insulin resistance. I had boughts of what I know realize were hypoglycemic episodes for 10-15 years before becoming diabetic. This is not to say you’ll eventually be one of us, you just don’t know.

Basically, with mild insulin resistance your pancreas has to release more insulin to compensate for high carb intake periods. Ocassionally it will release too much and your blood sugar will plummet until your liver can release enough sugar to fix it.

High blood sugar has no real symptoms that you’d notice. For instance, normal humans live their whole lives between 70 and 120 mg/dL or so (including post prandial spikes). A blood sugar below about 60 and you’ll feel it, you can have a blood sugar north of 400 and not feel a thing (aside from frequent urination), unless you’re there a long time and start building up excessive ketones.


OleWarSkuleAlum
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re: Spinoff: low blood sugar and diet
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Type 2 diabetic here). It’s possible you have the genetic roots of type 2 - namely insulin resistance. I had boughts of what I know realize were hypoglycemic episodes for 10-15 years before becoming diabetic. This is not to say you’ll eventually be one of us, you just don’t know.


An easy way to reverse T2 and insulin resistance is to eat Keto.

LINK
This post was edited on 7/10 at 7:32 am


Mingo Was His NameO
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re: Spinoff: low blood sugar and diet
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OleWarSkuleAlum


Shut the frick up


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