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Hoping sandy or any with med info may be calling in....

my daughter has been having awful trouble with nutrition, we noticed (and posted) that when she has anything with sugars her tachy is worse and she feels terrible..it is also carb based aswell... sooo have asked yet again for a gtt test with the insulin draws...no one wants to know, but I am not giving in...and getting louder....

decided to do some hopme testing...

todays home test results were starting from a baseline a.m of 4.1 jumped around the day between 7.6 and 8.2 then shot up to 16.4 then within half an hour down to 7.4 then 6.2 and last one 5.0

just before the 16.4 she had an orange...could this do that..???. are these normal...??? seems a bit freaky to me..

she is eating mainly protein and veg and nuts...cut out the sugar, following low gi regime and no dairy...

her bp during the day was reasonably stable, her resting hr was around 58-81...she usually hovers around the 60-70 mark...

any one any input as to normality...

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Hoping sandy or any with med info may be calling in....

my daughter has been having awful trouble with nutrition, we noticed (and posted) that when she has anything with sugars her tachy is worse and she feels like sh*t..it is also carb based aswell... sooo have asked yet again for a gtt test with the insulin draws...no one wants to know, but I am not giving in...and getting louder....

decided to do some hopme testing...

todays home test results were starting from a baseline a.m of 4.1 jumped around the day between 7.6 and 8.2 then shot up to 16.4 then within half an hour down to 7.4 then 6.2 and last one 5.0

just before the 16.4 she had an orange...could this do that..???. are these normal...??? seems a bit freaky to me..

she is eating mainly protein and veg and nuts...cut out the sugar, following low gi regime and no dairy...

her bp during the day was reasonably stable, her resting hr was around 58-81...she usually hovers around the 60-70 mark...

any one any input as to normality...

Hi,

I can't comment on the insulin values because "normal" values would be dependent on the lab's assay, methods, and timing of the samples. I do have a question though...

Does your daughter have a blood sugar monitor to see if her symptoms correlate with hypoglycemia or rapid fluctuations in blood sugar?

Maybe if you record blood sugar values and her diet and take that to the endocrinologist then they will order the test. Perhaps another endocrinologist would order the test? Have you tried more than one? Her symptoms certainely seem to warrant looking into. Good luck!

~ Broken_Shell :(

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Hi Gwen,

i also had blood sugar issues for many years but ever since i changed my diet about 4 years ago, i can handle them ok.

For me its important to eat tiny little meals at a time (not more then a few bites) spread all over the day, i only eat food that doesnt make my bloodsugar spike up quick. i avoid sugars, white bread and only eat food that keeps my blood sugar more stable.

I also experience a dramatic worsening of symtoms right after eatin carbs (like potatoes or rice) 2 POTS specialists told me, that thats because carbs widen the bloodvessels and therefore cause my HR to go crazy.

You probably know that eating big meals (well big for me is more then 10 bites) causes blood pulling in the stomach to digest the food, so thats a big no go for me as well.

Since i got POTS eating has become a well planned issue for me, i dont remember when i had a spontanious meal

But iam glad that i found a way to keep my symptoms more under controll.

All the best, carinara

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