Posted by vmjbest2you
on November 23, 2000 at 22:24:49:
In Reply to: Re: Hypoglycemia- I was where you were a month or two ago posted by sarah on September 18, 2000 at 04:01:51:
: : I was just recently told by my doctor that the symptoms that I have been having are linked with HG. He didn't mention anything about going through any type of test or anything. I'm concerned whether this can be mistaken for diabetes and if I should call him about taking some type of blood sugar test and what type of diet is best.
: Hi Allison
: A month or two back I was diagnosed with HG and I tralled this site trying to make sense of it all. All I can do is tell you what has helped me. Lots of little "healthy" meals and "snacks" absolutely no sugary stuff and cutting out alcohol as well. From what I found out you can go from HG to diabetes and if you are worried that you might be diabetic get a test done. There are some really good HG and diabetes information sites on the net. Hope this helps a bit.
Diabetes & HG are the same disease. If your body doen't make enough insulin, or you are insulin resistant= diabetes. You make too much insulin = HG. The whole deal is to do with body processes. If you know someone who has diabetes and uses a glucose monitor you can do the test yourself, for free! (You might offer them a dollar for the test strip, which are VERY expensive.) IMPORTANT: use a NEW lancet!!!! Make sure you have NOT eaten for 4 hours before you test. You'll know within around 30 seconds or so. There is a lot of medical controversey about what "normal" levels are... but according to my studies, if you are within 70 to 115 you are OK! If your number is below 70, get help NOW! Take it VERY serious!! The brain runs on glucose! So all your body functions are in jeopardy if your glucose levels are running too low! Go to the Mayo Clinic site: http://mayoclinic.org. for more, and RELIABLE information.
Hope this helps some.
Blessings for Health, Wealth & Happiness