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A Warning.

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If you ever have a 3-hour fasting glucose tolerance test and you feel all “woo woo” as you’re driving home because your blood sugar is crashing, do NOT be an idiot and run around the house doing other stuff for at least 30 minutes before you bother to eat. When you suddenly realize you’re on the verge of falling over, you will regret it.

Walk in the door. Put down your keys. Eat. Immediately. Protein would be a good choice.

My kitchen now looks like a war zone as I dug through the pantry and fridge pulling out anything that I thought might bring me back up. I knew there was some leftover, unopened Halloween candy in there somewhere. Thanks to a Reese’s Peanut Butter cup or two and a ham and turkey sandwich, I feel so much better now. Now I’m going to have a bowl of soup and all should be right again. I hope.

I still have the woo woo feeling though. Man, I hate that.

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

6 replies on “A Warning.”

Protein is not a good choice by itself. Proteins take 1-2 hours to materially affect your blood sugar.

You had a simple sugar (Reese), which hits the blood sugar nearly immediately (simpler would be better), and carbs (bread) which hit the blood sugar in 15-30 minutes, and protein (ham and turkey), which has to break down quite a bit to affect blood glucose.

You ended up with the right mix, in that you didn’t just have the Reese’s and therefore spike and crash, but had all three types so that each one was coming on when the previous one was tailing off.

Normally I don’t get so low that I can’t get fixed with a carb (slice of bread), but the key is to have a bit of each type of sugar source.

–Michael, Type II diabetic.

Dude, that sucks! I hope you’re all better now and not so woo woo… well … unless you’re feeling woo woo in a good way. 😀 Lovely lizard photo… looks almost 3-D!

Woo, glad the worst of it hit you after you got home. My last trimester was spent trying to find the right amount of insulin to regulate gestational diabetes. I became very familiar with the low blood sugar crash symotoms. I hated that woogly shaky sweating feeling.

i did that yesterday. i couldn’t remember how long you had to fast, so i was fasting for about 15 hours by the time they got to my blood test. then i walked the 10 blocks home and then putzed on the interntet before realizing i was so dizzy because i hadn’t eaten in forever and they’d taken lots of blood out of me.

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