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Hypoglycemia/insulin and hypoglycemia


hi jen, does more insulin cause low blood sugar. if i eat more carbs during the day, will my insulin increase causing a hypoglycemic reaction. what happened was i was eating toast with grape jelly on it and i had cereal this morning. a couple hours later i felt shaky and sweaty. i did compensate for this by eating some protein with my meal. what can i do to correct this problem and how can i prevent it from happening again.

You might want to check out reactive hypoglycemia. It's when your blood sugar shoots up and then crashes after 3 to 6 hours.  To help this you can add fat / protein to every meal you eat. Toast with jelly is 100% sugar in your body's eyes. Add nut butter or have an egg with your breakfast. Cereal needs more fat / protein as well, milk isn't enough.  Maybe add some nuts or do a protein shake smoothie as well.
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I cannot answer questions that would give medical advice, diagnose, or treat people's hypoglycemia.


I have been a natural health practitioner in Illinois since 2001 and have educated thousands of people on nutrition and healthy living. Although, this did not prepare me for what happened in 2007 when I became very ill with adrenal fatigue and hypoglycemia. I have been able to correct my health issues working along with my doctors as partners on my team. I encourage people to go back to their doctors, get educated, and become empowered patients. I've gone to the school of hard knocks the my own health and feel obligated to share with others how I got better. Plus, my experience as and educator and author helps :)


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