March 2014 Blog
I cannot believe it is March! Already the whirlwind of preparing for this year’s gala has begun. At times, I feel stressed and find it’s difficult to practice what I preach, like sticking with my diet. I know I’m not alone, the emails I’ve been receiving this month are sounding a warning that so many of you are also struggling and are unsure what diet to follow to control hypoglycemia symptoms.
There are so many “experts” offering advice on the proper diet for hypoglycemia – one Google search can pull up an array of options. Unfortunately, not all of them are sound.
Since hypoglycemia is one of the most confusing, complicated and too often misdiagnosed and misunderstood conditions, it is imperative to find reliable information on the subject. In fact, when I began the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation it was my mission to ensure that the correct information was available.
I have outlined the Do’s and Don’ts of a good diet on our website and in my book The Do’s and Don’ts of Hypoglycemia: An Everyday Guide to Low Blood Sugar.
Finding the diet that works for you is critical.
Each one of us is different. Each one of us is biochemically unique. Therefore, every diet must be tailor-made to meet our individual nutritional requirements. The list of foods your physician gives you or the list you may read in your favorite book on hypoglycemia, even the suggested foods list in the back of my book, are basic guidelines. Variations come with time and patience, trial and error. Don’t be afraid to listen to your body. It will let you know when it cannot tolerate a food. Keep a food diary to track these messages.
Treating and controlling hypoglycemia is a journey and I’m so glad you are here. Together we can figure this out. Continue to let me know what you find confusing and challenging in controlling your hypoglycemia. Also share what works! We’ll sort it out and share..
Continue to educate yourself. There are several good books on hypoglycemia and other experts that I list in the Helpful Links sections of our website. Learning about your condition is the first step in controlling this disease.
Here’s to your health,
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