Hi Kim, I have hypoglycemia. I was diagnosed
back towards the end of the year.
My Endocrinologist put me on Metformin(Glucophage)
Has your doctor recommend medication?
The medication makes all the difference.
I take it 3 times a day as a diabetes preventative.
The American Diabetic Assoc. has a great web site with plenty of nutrition information. You can also subscribe to their magazine that arrives snail mail.
It is wealth of information.
Basically we need to follow the same diabetic guidelines.
The key to the carbs is to eat things like fruit with
protein such as a pear with a glass of non fat skim milk or other source of protein. It's really a great way to eat and the counting of your calories is the foundation of getting your diet right.
If you work with the diet and exercise you problaby won't have much trouble with weight.
With Hypoglycemia or Hyperglycemia(diabetes) you need to exercise anyway. It plays a vital role in metabolism.
Being on the medication helps to prevent those dangerous lows because it increases ones sensitivity to the available insulin in your body. When the cells are accepting the body insulin the Pancreas stops going crazy and you have better glucose control.
I feel a whole lot better since starting on the medication.
Wishing you all the best with the new diet and lifestyle. It's good to feel better.