Wheat & Peanut butter (Sugar Stabilizers)

Hypoglycemia is a common problem because this country is so hung up on Sugar. It is also a problem for Diabetics who do not eat on time and then eat Sugar based things to keep from passing out. If you eat sugar to bring your sugar up, it will just cause another attack in an hour unless you eat protein also. If you eat candy to bring blood sugar up, make sure there is peanut butter in the candy to stabilize your sugar.

For some reason Wheat and Peanut butter stabilize blood sugar and when you add fruit to it, it brings sugar counts up fast. If you are diabetic and on medication or just controlling it with diet, the best lunch or supper is peanut-butter on wheat with your favorite fruit on top. Iím type II diabetic. My grandmother was type II diabetic. This is what she had for lunch every day (she never had to go on medication). I am on medication and find this is the best lunch I can eat (I test a lot).  One day without wheat and my blood sugar yo-yos. One day without peanut butter and itís a little off.

Hypoglycemia: http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/hypoglycemia/#sideeffect

Hypoglycemia: A Side Effect of Diabetes Medications

Hypoglycemia can occur in people with diabetes who take certain medications to keep their blood glucose levels in control. Usually hypoglycemia is mild and can easily be treated by eating or drinking something with carbohydrate. But left untreated, hypoglycemia can lead to loss of consciousness. Although hypoglycemia can happen suddenly, it can usually be treated quickly, bringing your blood glucose level back to normal.

Causes of Hypoglycemia

In people taking certain blood-glucose lowering medications, blood glucose can fall too low for a number of reasons:

Hypoglycemia in People Who Do Not Have Diabetes http://www.medicinenet.com/hypoglycemia/article.htm

Two types of hypoglycemia can occur in people who do not have diabetes: reactive (postprandial, or after meals) and fasting (postabsorptive). Reactive hypoglycemia is not usually related to any underlying disease; fasting hypoglycemia often is.

Symptoms

Symptoms of both types resemble the symptoms that people with diabetes and hypoglycemia experience: hunger, nervousness, perspiration, shakiness, dizziness, light-headedness, sleepiness, confusion, difficulty speaking, and feeling anxious or weak.

If you are diagnosed with hypoglycemia, your doctor will try to find the cause by using laboratory tests to measure blood glucose, insulin, and other chemicals that play a part in the body's use of energy.

Reactive Hypoglycemia

In reactive hypoglycemia, symptoms appear within 4 hours after you eat a meal.

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