Originally Posted by xhypo
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!