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Bridy

Blood Sugar Issue?

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Hi!

I was wondering if anyone has had any blood sugar issues when they cut out gluten.

Long story short. I have stomach issues with no diagnosis. My GP suggest I cut out gluten to see how I feel.

I am 3 weeks in and aside from feeling great with no cravings no bloating, no stomach pains I am fighting constant mild headaches. When I eat they go away for a while and then come back. I suspect this is due to my blood sugar levels? I am still eating carbs, obviously not nearly as much as I was(but I over ate on them to begin with). Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to eliminate the ups and downs. I feel like I am eating when I am don't feel hungry just to get my headaches to go away.

Oh, and I make sure I drink a lot of water, that still doesn't help.

Thank you!

Bridy

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Are you eating enough protein and fat along with your carbs?

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Have you had your sugar checked recently???

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Hi Bridy - I cut gluten out two years ago and have noticed a definite change in blood sugar. I have always tended to run a bit on the low side and get an occassional hypoglycemic attack but since cutting gluten out I have had many more episodes of low blood sugar, it seems anytime I do something strenuous it will come on and many times it occurs spontaneously.

Thing is, I never, ever thought of a connection between the no gluten and the sugar levels. I thought it might have to do with me being on a diuretic (for meniere's disease). I started taking that a few months before I stopped gluten.

Hmmmm, interesting to think about this.

Jane

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Have you had your sugar checked recently???

I have had my blood sugars checked many times but only while eating gluten. I should go an do a finger prick, to see if it is low.

I am pretty sure I am eating enough protein and fats, I make sure I have protein with every meal and I never was one to go on that no fat/low fat type of eating. I eat a lot of fruits and veggies as well.

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Hi Bridy - I cut gluten out two years ago and have noticed a definite change in blood sugar. I have always tended to run a bit on the low side and get an occassional hypoglycemic attack but since cutting gluten out I have had many more episodes of low blood sugar, it seems anytime I do something strenuous it will come on and many times it occurs spontaneously.

Thing is, I never, ever thought of a connection between the no gluten and the sugar levels. I thought it might have to do with me being on a diuretic (for meniere's disease). I started taking that a few months before I stopped gluten.

Hmmmm, interesting to think about this.

Jane

Do you still have attacks now that you are off gluten?

I am hoping my body is going through a detox and it will soon stop. But I do think I should go see my GP since he suggested that I try going off gluten.

I am also thinking of cutting out caffeine(I love coffee) as well since it increases your blood sugars, it just may be another thing throwing me off.

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Birdy - my low blood sugar attacks have increased since going off glutten. I don't know if the two are connected or if it is because of the diruretic I take or some other unrealted reason. I never brought it up with my doctor either. I probably should but he considers me a hypocondriac and blows all my problems off, so frustrating. :(

When I get a low blood sugar attack I get extremely weak and shaky, it comes on suddenly. I need to get sugar in my fast, fruit juice usually works best.

Jane

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I've noticed since I've been on a gluten free diet that my diabetes has been good for the most part but a few times its been a little high. I assume since their seem to be more carbs in gluten free products that maybe I need to up my insulin intake. Asking doctor tomorrow when I see her :)

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