Today it’s my blood sugar

I’ve been talking about my dog, and trying to get his blood sugar down. Today, it was me and trying to get my blood sugar up.

Dr Simeons mentions in “Pounds and Inches” that it is possible to have a low blood sugar reaction but I never paid much attention. That wouldn’t happen to me. I had no problems in round 1, but this time it’s happened to me 3 times.

The first time was last Sunday and I was away from home. I’ve had quite a lot of trouble with hot flashes on my P3/P4 break from HCG so at first I thought that is what it was. After 30-60 minutes though, I was sweating continuously and feeling bad, nausea, dizzy, and very fuzzy headed. I should have figured it out a lot faster than I did! When I did, I ate my lunch and my friend gave me a couple bites of Cliff bar, and I improved and stopped sweating. I still didn’t feel well in general though even the next day, and it was the following day before I felt like myself again.

The second time was Tuesday, and I’m not totally sure it was that. I just wasn’t feeling right so I ate a half teaspoon of honey, and the rest of the day went well.

Then today it happened again. I had just come home from work and was standing in the kitchen talking with my husband. I realized I was having trouble following what he was saying, and then the sweat started trickling down my back and face. This time I took a whole teaspoon of honey and it passed in a few minutes. I have had no after effects, I think because I caught it so quickly this time.

I have a small container of honey in the car for emergencies now! I’m wondering if I should rethink my mornings. Every time it has happened about lunch time before I have had anything to eat for the day. Maybe I should have part of my lunch protein in the morning?

Meanwhile, the dog is getting a break. I haven’t had the time to closely monitor him today so I left him at the same dose. Tomorrow I will try raising his dose another unit and see how he does. I can already see an improvement in the excessive drinking and peeing though, so we’re on to something.

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4 comments

  1. I’m hypoglycemic… So blood sugars were something I was really concerned about. I found that if I’m feeling a bit odd, I eat my apple snack early (9 or 10 instead of 11 or 3) and that usually helps.
    If that doesn’t help, I’ve also heard of folks who either split their lunch protein or have their dinner protein for breakfast and just have fruit/veg/grissini for dinner.

  2. I do the apple earlier also – 9 or 10 am which does help. Also, though egg whites are not technically on the protocol, I have been told I can have 1-2 hard boiled egg whites in the morning- the protein really helps stave off hunger and get you through to lunch. (I get dizzy and lightheaded if I get too protein depleted).

  3. I was thinking maybe the fruit in the morning would be worth a try. I usually eat it as a snack in the afternoon anyway so I won’t miss it at lunch. I agree, if that doesn’t help I will try the protein in the morning.


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