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Mercuryblade
11-24-2005, 02:10 AM
So I've recently discovered that myself, my mom, and my sister, (hmmm maybe an X linked chromosome disorder) are all hypoglycemic. Basically it means that our blood sugar drops way lower than most peoples. This isn't a problem for me during the day, since I eat about every three hours anyway. But when I do get into a situation where I'm without food for an extended period of time (more than four hours) I get extremely depressed, headaches, nihilistic feeling (yes I'm serious), cranky, and very tired. Which is wierd because normally I'm an extremely upbeat person, and I never get angry. But anyways, this isn't usually a problem during the week since I only get about 8 hours of sleep a night, oftentimes less if I have a lab report to write or a test to study for. But Saturday and Sunday mornings when I do get the chance to get some quality sleep in (11-12 hours) I find it almost impossible to wake up, I just feel like laying in bed all day and not doing anything. And I know it's simply because my blood sugar has dropped really low. To combat this problem I always eat before bed. But this doesn't always help. Anyway I was wondering if anybody here knows of some nice foods that take quite a bit of time to digest. As a struggling college student I really can only afford to eat meat twice a day, the rest of my protein comes from nitrean, peanut butter, and eggs. I know whole grains is a given. Does animal protein take longer to digest than peanut butter or eggs? Recommendations for foods that take long to digest? Or is peanut butter on whole wheat as good as it gets, and am I just gonna have to man up and deal with it?

Built
11-24-2005, 02:16 AM
Bedtime: cottage cheese and peanut butter.

waynis
11-24-2005, 03:55 PM
I have hypoglycemia myself. I find I waking up every morning is difficult and i'am always in a bad mood. NOT a morning person. Best thing you can do is take in foods that digest slowly. Carbs- a bowl of brown rice with olive oil. Whole wheat peanut butter sandwhich is good as u said. Any complex carb with some fats in it will do the trick. For protein. Some ideas are cottage cheese, milk, eggs.

supplement wise. YOu can try some chromium. it helps controll blood sugar.

Mercuryblade
11-24-2005, 11:04 PM
Chromium eh, is it spensive?

waynis
11-25-2005, 10:05 AM
Chromium eh, is it spensive?

NO, here's a link- http://www.bulknutrition.com/?products_id=1530

you may want to try 1 capsule in the morning and one at night. past 600mcg may be toxic so don't overdose. You really should go to a clinically certified nutritionist to help you out with supplementation and diet suggestions.

Vegilles
11-25-2005, 03:34 PM
Here's a couple of links I found of interest when I was looking over this mineral awhile back.
http://www.berkeleywellness.com/html/ds/dsChromium.php
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=31319