Wow, thanks for the info! I am waiting for an endo appointment soon. I do eat pretty balanced, but could find snacks that are better through the day. Just this week, I ate a ham/cheese sandwich for breakfast, 2 hours later my sugar was at 30! The next day, just one piece of toast woith PB and flax seeds, no episode. I can wake up with low sugar, other days go hours without eating and be ok. Crazy!
I don't have a cycle due to Lo loestrin (birth control) I take for my endometrosis. I can't bear the pain without this pill. Could this be causing some bone issues? It is the lowest amount of estrogen in a bc pill.
Hoping for answers soon!
I'm glad to hear that you will be seeing an endocrinologist.
I'm unfamiliar with Lo loestrin or running pill packets together, as I'm assuming you're doing. However, given that birth control pills containing estrogen are sometimes used in the treatment of osteopenia/osteoporosis, I think it is unlikely to be impairing on your bone health. Estrogen helps maintain bone density, it's why the greatest amount of bone loss in women occurs just after menopause. Do give the endo your medication history though, some meds such as corticosteroids can reduce bone density.
What I would be concerned about is whether the pill is masking amenorrhea. A lot of doctors prescribe estrogen-containing BC pills for amenorrhea when it is accompanied by low estrogen. They do this for bone and reproductive health. However, if you're only getting your period because you are on the pill, and the reason why you aren't getting it is because of malnourishment, there is scant evidence that it will protect your bones. A lot of doctors do not know this. Food is the best medicine. Have you had your antibodies checked since diagnosis? An endoscopy to see if your villi have healed? If you aren't absorbing nutrients properly your bone health will continue to suffer.
It might be worthwhile tracking what you're eating and your symptoms/blood glucose levels. Waking up hypo might be connected with what you ate - or didn't eat - for dinner the night before. I do find that my blood glucose level is more erratic if I eat the wrong thing rather than just not eat at all. If I don't eat my sugar will gradually fall provided I don't engage in intense exercise. Eat the wrong thing however and it will plummet.