I have a serious case of reactive hypoglycemia, where my blood sugar levels drop to about 30....I was wondering what the best meal plans are for someone with my condition. I believe that the symptoms of this hypoglycemia (irritability, tension, anxiety) are affecting my personal relationships. Just wondering if anyone out there has a successful plan on dealing with this condition....I am a student and do not have access to certain foods all of the time (cafeteria food does not help). Most of the day I am in classes and was wondering what kinds of foods people carry around with them to aid their symptoms. Which foods should I eat? Which foods should I avoid? Thanks in advance for your help!
Simply adding more protein to my meals and snacks made a huge difference in my life. I'm sure complex carbs would help, too, but they are more difficult to get. Actually, once I changed my snakcs, the problem almost disappeared. I carry peanuts with me as snacks. Sometimes, I also carry string cheese. And, anytime you have sugary snacks, including fruits and vegetables, make sure you have protein with them, like a nut butter of some kind. Seeds and nuts have helped me tremendously.
Thanks for your suggestions. I have tried string cheese and peanuts, but do not feel like having them all of the time. If its necessary to do t hat, then I will. How often do you snack in a day? Do you feel you have to carry a bag of food around with you? I feel like I might need to as my blood sugar level drops very suddenly and very frequently.
I try to have about six small meals a day and I do carry a bag of food with me. I have bags of peanuts and yogurt granola bars all over the place. In college I carried Tiger's Milk and Balance bars with me, too, but I'm sure other bars would work fine.. I knew another woman who carried yogurt and boiled eggs as her morning snacks. When I was in grad school, I really felt like I spent more time searching for food than I did studying. The silly docs just kept telling me to eat more. Adding protein helped me so much.
Oh, another thing that is portable is jerky, but I think some of it has sugars added. I also carry baggies of dry Cheerios sometimes. I stay at home now, so it isn't as big of a deal, but I will try to think of others.