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in cases like that, you might consider drinking your sugar - orange juice or gatorade or the dari-free I know you've got around ;-) drink in little sips, just a little tiny bit at a time, just like you've got the stomach flu. yeah, it sucks, A LOT. but, for me, liquid sugar works well enough to get me able to get actual food in, even if it's just something basic (shrimp and rice in lots of broth is often what my stomach goes for when it's unsettled, but we're all different on this one).

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Pedilyte is one of the most disquatinng drinks I have ever tasted. :) I did send someone for gatorade though. They brough me onr called Rain. its 230 am, and I have succesfully kept it down since 10pm. Bearly though.

I think what happened was I had a hypoglycemia crash just before the symptons of the stomache virus hit. I was able finaly to get my BS up by eating recesses peanutbutter cups. Did not keep them down, but got enough out og them appearntly. I think if I make it to breakfast time, I will try that free ranage chicken broth we have. Maybe with some food for life brown rice bread. To scared to eat right now heh.

So much for getting better this week....

Was a bit scary till got my BS up, wife wanted to rush me to hosptial, but I refused. :D

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take care of yourself Vincent... don't forget popsicles! sorry you got the bug from Tymber, no fun, hope you feel better soon.

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Yep, nothing's scarier than the stomach flu when you're in danger of hypoglcemia...if I've ever had the flu bad enough that I can keep nothing down, I have to administer a Gravol suppository, and boy, they really work. The vomiting stops, quickly. Good to have on hand when very low blood sugars are a dangerous possibility. Nini's suggestion of popsicles is a great one...a diabetic's and hypo's best friend when a stomach bug rears its ugly head. Take care of yourself, Vincent...as well as this sudden flu, you've had quite a stomach-churning learning curve to deal with this week! :)

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Hi all,

I've been following this thread (most of it) and I've been hypoglycemic for years and wanted to add something. I've learned that sometimes my sugar can be "normal" but if it falls too fast I still get the symptoms. For instance, if my blood sugar is at 90 and 10 minutes later it is at 75, I can have a full shakey crash even though 75 is considered normal.

Also, I tried eating the low carb diet - like you had yesterday and I think I almost died! :o I am now VERY careful to make sure I balance some carbs in with my protein. And if you want to reduce carbs do it gradually. For me I have found that change itself, even good change, can throw me into a crash.

Hope you get better soon, I know how scary it is. I hate feeling like I have no control, or if I do have control, I have NO IDEA what to do sometimes.

Melodi

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I've been reading this thread with interest because my husband also reacts strongly to changes in his blood sugar. We haven't actually tested the levels, but it's become obvious that he shouldn't either have a rapid lowering of it OR a rapid rise. He used to get sick when he had a long day, got very hungry, and then got home and ate a big meal too quickly. Now he starts with a bit of salad and carrots, and then starts to cook dinner. seems to be doing the trick so far...

Pauliina

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HELP Im puking up anything I try to eat and sugar already low :( out of test strips now too .

That's why I keep coke or juice boxes around. I can't eat mid-crash or I'll throw up. Also, gatorade is sugary, but probably not sugary enough to bring you out of a crash unless you drink a lot of it, and then you'll throw up because you drank too much. It sucks. Go buy some juicy juice :)

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Welp doing better have keeped a couple peices of bread and managed to sleep for a couple hours, now just trying to figure out lunch....

do get some fat and/or protein into you with the carbs - you've got a lot of carbs again. depends on what your stomach will tolerate, of course. (this is why I keep the bags of frozen, precooked shrimp around. can't stand the smell of canned tuna when I'm sick, and don't want to deal with raw meats/eggs, so that's my meat choice.)

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do get some fat and/or protein into you with the carbs - you've got a lot of carbs again. depends on what your stomach will tolerate, of course. (this is why I keep the bags of frozen, precooked shrimp around. can't stand the smell of canned tuna when I'm sick, and don't want to deal with raw meats/eggs, so that's my meat choice.)

Eating Tuna in letuce. Hoping it stays down. :huh: I need a reset button!!! :D

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Wow, a reset button...how often do I wish I could be resetted?! Say, to back before I was seven, when all of my blood sugar concerns began. An erase button would be good, too. And my husband is all for a mute button... :angry:

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The reset button would come in handy for a lot of people, lol. :D

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WElp kept the tuna down, I think I am on the upswing side of this now... well at least the flu part. heh.

Now I just have to figure out how to make sure I get enough carbs, what enough carbs is, and how to make sure they are properly balnced with P/F... Ugh. *looks around for an easy button*

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WElp kept the tuna down, I think I am on the upswing side of this now... well at least the flu part. heh.

Now I just have to figure out how to make sure I get enough carbs, what enough carbs is, and how to make sure they are properly balnced with P/F... Ugh. *looks around for an easy button*

another reason I don't mind that my husband likes stir-fries so much. ;-) meat/veggies/rice, all in one spot. or beef stew. or chicken soup. or salads with meat. (that and we're too lazy to wash lots of dishes.)

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Dont think I have tried making any stir fries.... any tips? :)

check my recipes post? ;-)

basic premise: make your vegetables and meat around the same size. cook your meat first, and cook your vegetables in the order of which ones can stand the head the longest. here's a very simple one:

cut up boneless chicken thighs into cubes (about four slices across the long way, and then into cubes)

cut up a red bell pepper into roughly 1" squares

wash about a pound of sugar snap peas (or snow peas, I think those are lower in sugar)

heat a 12" skillet (or a wok if you've got one), then add 2 tbsp canola oil (or chili oil). add chili flakes (if you've got 'em), then the chicken, stirring/flipping off and on until it's nearly cooked through, about six minutes. add a tablespoon or two of soy sauce (I think you're doing soy, if not, let me know and we'll go non-soy routes.) add the peas, and cook, stirring, until it's turning a brighter green and just barely cooked through, about three minutes. add the bell pepper, stirring for 30 seconds or so, and remove from the heat. all done, and only one pot and possibly two plates dirty.

other vegetables that work well for stir fries: bean sprouts, carrots, bok choy, onions, broccoli, zucchini, baby corn, and mushrooms. you can also add fresh (or dried) garlic or ginger or jalapeno (or other chili pepper). you can serve over rice (preferrably brown or wild), or eat on it's own if you put a lot of veggies in with it.

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