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Old 11-20-2011, 11:03 PM   #1
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hypoglycemic and scared

Im still in high school and recently i was diagnosed with reactive hypo after having several severe hypoglycemic episodes. Ive been put on the hypoglycemic diet and i have to carry my glucose monitor and glucose tablets everywhere but its still hard. does it get easier or can it be cured?

 
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Old 01-24-2012, 01:16 AM   #2
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Re: hypoglycemic and scared

Everything is hard in the beginning and gets easier as you get used to it. Hope you're doing better by now

As far as I've read, reactive hypoglycemia can be controlled, but not cured. I don't want to believe that, though. But I do believe it needs to be controlled with diet in order to prevent a future onset of diabetes. Reactive hypo is most probably a pre-diabetic condition.

Take care!

 
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:18 PM   #3
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Re: hypoglycemic and scared

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Im still in high school and recently i was diagnosed with reactive hypo after having several severe hypoglycemic episodes. Ive been put on the hypoglycemic diet and i have to carry my glucose monitor and glucose tablets everywhere but its still hard. does it get easier or can it be cured?
My way of long-term managing is to really just live a healthy life--
eating the right foods, avoiding unhealthy ones, making sure I don't skip meals, etc. Being hypoglycemic has forced me to take much better care of myself too, so I look at it as a blessing.

I've found that over the years, as I learned to balance my blood sugar by doing what works for me, it does get a lot easier. Mostly because managing it becomes a habit. I know what to eat, when to eat, how to plan ahead, what to avoid. It comes naturally now.
I have some bad days now and then, but I have 3 packs of glucose tablets (in my purse, my car and my gym bag) but haven't needed them.

I really wish I would have been diagnosed with this (hypoglycemia) when I was your age, when I first suffered all the symptoms-- it would have made my life so much easier. It took me many years and many doctors to finally get help and get healthy!

 
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