I just had an A1C, my doctor couldn't have been more pleased with the results, however, my symptoms indicated otherwise.
Constant hunger after meals is my biggest problem. I wake up between 2-3am sweaty & hungry. I seriously feel my body temp go down if I eat something...wierd. For example, I was up at 3am this morning, ate a bowl of special K, drank half a shot of glucose (instant glucose shot I bought at the drug store) and felt so much better and was able to go back to bed with no more symptoms.
I've discovered instant glucose which I drink or I buy the gel. I feel so much better.
My question is, if it's not diabetes then why does the glucose make me feel better????
Any suggestions at all would be appreciated,
It sounds more like hypoglycemia to me (although I'm not a doc). If it happens a lot at night, try taking a snack with some carb and protein and/or fat in it. Like a couple of crackers with peanutbutter. The carb will give you a boost right away and the protein/fat will give you a sustained release to keep your blood sugar up in the night. Do you have a meter or one that you can borrow for a few tests? it might be interesting to see what exactly your glucose level is when you feel this way.
I used a meter out of curiosity at 3 am, it was 103 which is normal. This is why I'm so frustrated and confused??? I have all these symptoms with a normal reading. I eat cheese sticks before bed, they've always worked, now, not so much
I'm 40yrs old, this has been going on for over a year and I've gained weight due to mainly the constant hunger issues. Not to mention I have no energy and exercise is pretty slim. I wish it were menopause at least a diagnosis and can easily be treated.
I just can't figure out why glucose helps, yet I check my sugar and it's normal??? To weird.
wrong: See if you can get to an endocrinologist and have your hormones tested. One of the symptoms of Estrogen Dominance is hypoglycemia. There are 40 symptoms of it.
You are probably in perimenopause even though you don't know it. Remember - insulin is a hormone too. Dr. Oz said that the growling noise our stomaches make when we're hungry are from another hormone called grehlin. It's like a gremlin he said.
If you can get to the endocrinologist they can do a whole work-up on you and check your thyroid and adrenal glands too. Your PCP or gyno isn't going to do the hormone work-up. They think it's useless and too expensive. Your body is giving you signals and that means you can't give up until you find the answer. Good luck.