Posted 01 April 2005 - 09:18 PM
I was diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia and was very liberal with the glycemic index diet after diagnosis. I got a glucometer from my doctor and kept track of my BS several times during the day. The glycemic index diet works if you maintain a strict gluten free diet and do not overeat at meals. The number they give you, the actual glycemic index, is just for one serving of food and does not take into consideration eating it as part of a meal. I found a few discrepancies with the numbers given, but overall it is a pretty good diet. If anything, it's healthy. After a while, you won't need to be as liberal with the diet, just remember to balance your carbs with adequate protein and fat, and don't overeat. I found that if I have a gluten reaction, my blood sugar will flucuate more for a few days.
Eat, drink, and be merry!