Well, the doctor thinks I have hypoglycemia…they drew blood and will let me know the results in the next few days! Fortunately, besides having to change my diet somewhat (5 smallish meals a day, more protein, less sugar, etc…Shannon had it right on with her comment concerning the appropriate diet) it is not serious…I’LL KEEP YOU POSTED THOUGH ON THE FINAL PROGNOSIS!

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5 Responses to Hypo

  1. Mella says:

    Oh, I hope it’s something easy to manage through diet – busy young mom’s already have too much to deal with to be worrying about their own health.I’m thinking of you!

  2. Aileen says:

    Well……. Shouldn’t have they found that when you were pregnant with Micah? I found this article that was interesting, but don’t want to post the whole thing here ..ah what the hey, if you want just delete this after you read it!! In simple layman’s language, hypoglycemia is the body’s inability to properly handle the large amounts of sugar that the average American consumes today. It’s an overload of sugar, alcohol, caffeine, tobacco and stress.(uh oh.. Susanna you’re going to need to lay off the coffee!!!!!!!!!)All carbohydrates (vegetables, fruits and grains, as well as simple table sugar), are broken down into simple sugars by the process of digestion. This sugar enters the blood stream as glucose and our level of blood sugar rises. The pancreas then secretes a hormone known as insulin into the blood in order to bring the glucose down to normal levels.In hypoglycemia, the pancreas sends out too much insulin and the blood sugar plummets below the level necessary to maintain well-being.(so there you go, you have a very well functioning pancreas!)Since all the cells of the body, especially the brain cells, use glucose for fuel, a blood glucose level that is too low starves the cells of needed fuel, causing both physical and emotional symptoms.Some of the symptoms of hypoglycemia are: * fatigue * insomnia * mental confusion * nervousness * mood swings * faintness * headaches * depression * phobias * heart palpitations# a craving for sweets# cold hands and feet# forgetfulness# dizziness# blurred vision# inner trembling# outbursts of temper# sudden hunger# allergies# crying spells Don’t you love the list of symptoms! They could describe almost anything!!! Well, I’m glad that is all it is, a pain, but not serious! Let us know when you hear for sure. Blessings.A

  3. Shannon says:

    I’m glad to hear that’s what they think it is. The symptoms that you described were dead on with the ones I was experiencing. The sudden need to devour everything in sight is the worst one. It used to hit me if I did a run in the morning and had too many carbs for breakfast (like a bagel with honey). Now, I eat cereal that has large amounts of protein in it and milk so I haven’t had the problem in forever. Interesting what Aileen said. It is better than the opposite, which I guess would mean you are diabetic? Not sure…anyways, at least you will find out soon enough and you can control it through diet. I know how horrible it feels though and your mood completely changes. I find that I’m a monster… “I need to eat NOW!”. Let us know the second you find out! Thinking of you!

  4. bchallies says:

    Hope you get some real help through the doctor!

  5. Grace says:

    Glad you went to the doc and glad that is all it is…hopefully not diabetic.

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