• Ads by Google:
     




    Get email alerts Celiac.com E-Newsletter

    Ads by Google:



       Get email alertsCeliac.com E-Newsletter

  • Announcements

    • admin

      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

Celiac And Hypoglycemia
0

10 posts in this topic

Has anyone on here had problems with hypoglycemia when first being diagnosed for Celiac. If so, how long after going gluten free did it resolve? How can I make sure my sugar is healthy until my intestine heals?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:
Ads by Google:


Are you eating a lot of gluten free baked goods, pre-made gluten free foods, grains or fruit? Naturally gluten free foods (vegetables, meats, eggs, cheese, etc.) are also what is recommended to keep blood sugars stable, but ready made gluten free foods contain a ton of sugar that can cause blood sugar spikes.

If you are taking medication for diabetes, maybe you should talk to your doctor about adjusting your dosage?

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had some problems with this that resolved within about 3 months of being gluten-free. I never saw a doctor about it, but if I didn't eat every 2-3 hours, I had the shakes and got headaches. I have low blood pressure so that didn't help... I ended up light headed and shaky a few times a week.

After 6 months gluten-free, this very rarely happens to me anymore, and I can easily go 6 hours without eating.I do eat less processed foods now, and not a lot of starches, so diet (beyond gluten-free) could have been a factor with me.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My hypoglycemia was worse while I was eating gluten. Over the years I had learned to include protein with breakfast or pay the price after an hour or two. Now I eat few starches at all and have not been hypoglycemic at all! I never would have thought that I could eat vegetables and 1egg for breakfast, and those calories would hold me comfortably until lunchtime.

If you are eating the same as before but simply replacing gluten products with gluten-free products, then you may need to make more of a change for your body to be healthy. Good luck!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Are you eating a lot of gluten free baked goods, pre-made gluten free foods, grains or fruit? Naturally gluten free foods (vegetables, meats, eggs, cheese, etc.) are also what is recommended to keep blood sugars stable, but ready made gluten free foods contain a ton of sugar that can cause blood sugar spikes.

If you are taking medication for diabetes, maybe you should talk to your doctor about adjusting your dosage?

No diabetes, thank goodness. I am doing a lot of the processed gluten free grains though. I am going to try more of the foods you mentioned and see if there is any improvement. Diabetes does run in my family, but I don't.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:


My hypoglycemia was worse while I was eating gluten. Over the years I had learned to include protein with breakfast or pay the price after an hour or two. Now I eat few starches at all and have not been hypoglycemic at all! I never would have thought that I could eat vegetables and 1egg for breakfast, and those calories would hold me comfortably until lunchtime.

If you are eating the same as before but simply replacing gluten products with gluten-free products, then you may need to make more of a change for your body to be healthy. Good luck!

I'm glad someone else had this experience. I am trying to change my starch intake, as it is very high.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have to eat every few hours or I get light headed. That may be normal. People have posted some good ideas. I eat nuts and a safe cereal for breakfast and eggs many days as well. I do pretty good with that and always carry a safe granola bar too.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Try eating more good fats, such as found in nuts, coconut products such as coconut milk, and avocados, besides switching some or most of the starches into higher protein versions.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you truly do have hypoglycemia, your Dr. should prescribe a meter for you so that you can test your blood sugar. If you have a prescription for both that and the test strips to be used with it, then your insurance will most likely cover it. If you have no insurance and/or your Dr. won't prescribe these things, then the Walmart brand is the cheapest one to buy. You want to keep your blood sugar somewhere around 80 at all times but your Dr. is the best one to ask about this. I have to keep mine from 90 to 130 but... I am a diabetic.

Another thing that could be happening is not low blood sugar at all but a big spike in blood sugar, followed by a quick drop. You may actually even have high blood sugar when this happens. So really you should run this by the Dr.

Are you eating or drinking fast acting carbs? Like white rice? White rice flour? Potatoes? Fruit juice? If so then you might need to change what you are eating to more complex carbs and/or things with fat in them.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is also an older topic on a similar subject (the focus is more on "rescue foods") that you may find useful:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      106,759
    • Total Posts
      932,240
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      64,224
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    Pameela Moore
    Joined
  • Popular Now

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • These results, assuming you have been on a gluten free diet since the original tests in 2015, likely mean you are still being exposed to gluten which is why you still feel shitty.  Go see a GI or go on a non processed gluten free no going out to eat strict diet for 3 months and see how you feel. 
    • Kitty!  Thank you so much!  Reading these words is so reassuring....  I've had a horrid weekend googling 'white spot on tongue'  - so many horror stories about such a symptom.   I then read a few more articles which were more balanced and gave other things - such as teeth grinding and sharp teeth being a cause, which for my sanity's sake I'm trying to focus on!  Esp. as said sore is remaining stubbornly on my tongue! I must thank you for the links, too. Fascinating: In one it talks about 'Crazy muscle cramps in the form of stabbing pains in toes, calves, arches of feet, and backs of legs.' The Deficiency: Magnesium, calcium, and potassium. "If it's happening frequently, it's a tip-off that you're lacking in these,"  That's absolutely incredible - I never knew that, as at night I am being woken by these pains in my toes and feet.  Thank you so much.  I did used to supplement these things and have stopped.  I will look into this and try to eat more healthily and supplement too in the short to medium term while I recover.   I'm off to see my doctor tomorrow so having this information that you have sent in mind will be so helpful.   My tongue is the weirdest colour - my dentist spotted it straight away and said, 'Wow, you are anemic'.  So if my ferritin is low - which I know it is  - I'm probably running other deficiencies too.  Thank you so much again for taking the time to post. Cristiana x
    • If you need any suggestions for gluten free equivalents just ask. Lots of different opinions on foods here.
    • Thank you so much for saying that. I don't deal well with unexpected things and getting a phone call saying hey we want you to go to the hospital for an endoscopy has thrown me for a loop. I googled celiac and everything mentioned cancers, chirosis, and lots of scary stuff. It caused me to go into a panic. 
    • Having celiac means you have to buy brand b instead of brand a. A diagnosis for most people just means they have to go gluten free. Think of it in phases. phase 1 - eat all of your favorite stuff with wheat, barley and rye until after the official diagnosis. phase 2 - eat stews and simple foods until your symptoms go away. phase 3 - eat whatever you want as long as it's gluten free. There's lots of great tasting equivalents to the stuff you're used to. Barilla pasta, Canyon Bakehouse bread, Betty Crocker cakes.   Oh, and the endoscopy is easy peasy.
  • Upcoming Events