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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I have not blogged in a long time!! So here I go....

I went to the doc about my hypogylcemia. He did tests and my glucose was fine but my body was overproducing insulin. My body is overproducing insulin because I am overweight!! He prescribed me a medicine called acarbose which is really helping with keeping my sugar stabalized! Yaaaaa


It has been 10 WEEKS...NO SODA!!! I had a strong craving watching tv last week, but I knew I could not have it! My health is what is most important right now.

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    I hope you continue to feel better. I've had a few bouts with hypoglycimia when I was pregnant and I experience low sugars every now and then. So it's an awful feeling I'm sure. Hope you continue to feel better each day and great job on cutting out the sodas.
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    Way to go on the soda front!!!!
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    woo hoo!!! great Job!! Strong positive actions towards your health-you are doing so well. WTG!!
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  • STAY39
    Glad you and your doc figured it out and you are feeling better. Great job on the no soda streak! Pretty soon you won't miss it one bit!
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    Wow! Congrats on the 10 weeks of no soda!
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    Congrats on the NO SODA!

    Dallas is a nice city, I can't complain...except it should be warm outside right now and it's 41 degrees!
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    emoticon On the no soda that is really awesome! emoticon
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    Great job avoiding that SODA! WOOHOO!!!
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    emoticon Good afternoon, sweet Sunshine!!

    I'm so glad you found out the root of your hypoglycemia and am delighted to hear the acarbose can help. You were SO WISE (*and* strong! emoticon ) to give up the soda 10 weeks ago - CONGRATULATIONS!!! That was a major, major important step in improving your health.

    Most of all, I hope it'll help you feel a whole lot better. Here's what I found in Wikipedia about it. Evidently, it's a starch blocker, and "If a patient using acarbose suffers from a bout of hypoglycemia, the patient must eat something containing monosaccharides, such as fruit juice or glucose tablets. Since acarbose will prevent the digestion of complex carbohydrates, starchy foods will not effectively reverse a hypoglycemic episode in a patient taking acarbose." So if your doctor didn't mention those things, you might want to talk to him or her about them, just to be on the safe side.

    But most of all, good for you for checking this out and giving up soda - emoticon Hugs, Susan emoticon
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    Good Job on the soda!!!
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    Good for you! Stay strong on the soda! That will not help with your insulin issues one bit. Since I reduced the amount of TV I watch, when I do watch now I am ASTOUNDED by the sheer quantity and persuasiveness of ads advertising unhealthy food and drink. Don't be swayed!
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