I am really enjoying your web page.
I just recently graduated from Junior College as a Dietetic Technician. But I am not ending my education as a DT. I am starting at the University in the Fall to become a Registered Dietitian. Through my two years of training, I had never seen so much information on hypoglycemia.
I am a hypoglycemic and for the last 6 to 9 months, have really had a problem with my blood sugar being so low. I told my doctor and he pretty much told me to do something about it. He said I knew best! I couldn’t believe he said that, typical. So I read what you had to say about it and have followed a diet of 45% carbohydrate, 25% protein and 30% fat with 1500 calories. I need to lose weight also but, I feel great! My blood sugar has stabilized. No more shakes! I know the protein is a little high. I didn’t eat much meat before, mainly carbohydrates. What a mistake!
I have been walking 2 miles a day also. Anyway, I think you are doing a great job!!
Sound like you have learned how your body handles carbohydrates and have adjusted to a reasonable diet to achieve your health goals. You’re consuming about 169 grams of carbohydrate a day, so you must have your hypoglycemia under control. How do you keep track of your food intake? How do you monitor your protein and carbohydrate content? Do you use the exchange list or computer software?
There is a lot of misinformation on the Internet about hypoglycemia, so beware of persons without nutrition credentials, testimonials (it worked for me, so you should try it too) or selling dietary supplements.
Good luck with the DT exam and your continuing dietetic education! Thanks for your kind words.