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I just wrote about this to someone in my group but I would love to learn more. Anyone know how your adrenals impact blood sugar? Also, how to avoid crashes in your blood sugar levels to maintain your energy? TIA.

Tue. Sep 26, 10:19am

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I control my bood sugars by eating right, eating often, and working out hard. I am Hypoglucimia, and over the years have learned what works for me, I try to stay away from loads of fruit, sugar, and pasta. But I know everyone is different.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006, 11:04 AM

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I have started a new diet low in sugar, pasta and other bad stuff. But I still eat a good deal of fruit, and find when I am down that an apple keeps me going. But I do need to eat pretty consistently, small amounts at a time.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007, 4:01 PM

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I am also hypoglycemic and am scared to get hungry because of the way I do when I crash (and it's a fine line between hunger and crashing). I find eating a small handful of almonds (10-12) when I feel hunger start to settle in keeps me from crashing, and also from over eating.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007, 4:42 PM

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what happens when one "crashes"?

Wednesday, January 10, 2007, 4:44 PM

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I get light headed, extremely nauseaus, gag, and black out. Has happened since childhood, though very rearly. (new poster to the thread). You feel like you're dying, but two sips of milk/OJ and you perk right back up (not that I stop there, but itI just mean things are set right fairly quickly). Extremely strange sensation. If you've ever had a severe dip in blood pressure, it basically feels the same.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007, 5:05 PM

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In my case, what I eat first thing in the morning (when I'm lowest) makes a HUGE difference in my day. Having a piece of fruit or protein and a glass of milk first thing in the morning keeps me balanced longer than anything (particularly grain products)....

When I crash my vision goes first..when I have trouble focusing or everything's black, THEN I get dizzy, feel nauseaus, etc... My hearing also gets cloudy/distorted... I can feel one coming on because my thinking starts to get 'fuzzy'.... its like my processing slows WAY down. (I try to lay down and have a little snack (i.e. crackers, peanutbutter, etc).

Wednesday, January 10, 2007, 6:20 PM

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For me (4:42 poster) crashing means I become nauseous, dizzy, shaky, and everything begins to blur. I have a hard time thinking, and feel unsafe to do activities like driving.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007, 7:44 PM

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to avoid crashing always make sure you eat protein with a high sugar or carb meal. Don't eat pasta with a meatless red sauce- have some meat with it. Have some walnuts with your fruit. Being hypoglycemic doesn't mean you can't have certain foods (like fruit) you just have to balance it with something else.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007, 7:55 PM

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this reminds me of being in a friends wedding this summer-we were taking pictures out on a mountain after the ceremony but before the reception. i had eaten breakfast that morning, but being a bridesmaid, was pretty much too busy to eat after that and underestimated how much time it would be till i could eat again. started to feel really ill, thought it was anxiety, naseous, shaky, like i was going to pass out. i realized what it was, and as we were out on a mountain i didn't have many options for food ( i knew if i didn't get something soon-it was going to be bad bad bad news!) so i started asking everyone going from car to car if they had ANY food in their car, anything at all. everyone said no. finally one of my friends said "oh, here, have a granola bar" and handed one to me. i BURST into tears! haha!

everyone thought i was just having an emotional day because my best friend was getting married-no, it was because this girl had just save me from passing out in front of 100 people! anyway, not trying to hijack the thread, i promise!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007, 10:54 PM

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Start eating frequently througout the day with foods that are slow burning to not spike your insulin. You should also go to the doctor and get your adrenal glands checked.

Thursday, January 11, 2007, 9:28 AM

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