Re: Am I hypoglycemic?
A doctor told me just yesterday that 60 was normal.
And I suppose for some people it can be.
I would say if you're feeling bad, it's hypoglycemia.
My normal range was always 85-120, if I'd go under 85, I would feel it.
I am also waking up between 70-75 and it is NOT normal for me, I feel bad at that range.
I feel much worse in the 60s.
Years ago the normal blood sugar range was 80-120, now, it's 70-120.
Personally, 70s are bad for me.
I would find a new endo and demand a Glucose tolderance or a 72 hour fasting sugar test.
If you want some answers until then, I would reccomend going to walmart, buying the $9 relion meter, and a pack of 50-100 test strips (44 cent per strip).
The WalMart brand matches every vein draw I've EVER had within 5 points, which is AMAZING. It's usually 1 point off. I own 6 different meters by the way.
Anyways, your first meal of the day, check your sugar prior, then eat, and then test every 10-15 minutes or so. This may tell you if your sugar is going up very fast and then your insulin is kicking in very hard and knocking you down too low.
I would say nip this thing in the bud before it gets to a very bad level like I'm currently at.
Try eating 100 percent whole grains, all complex carbs, no refined. Add fats and proteins, NO simple sugars for a few days and see if you still drop.