Hypoglycemia affects about 4% of the population. It is a reactive condition occurring in response to sugar or sweet food consumption. It is not rare! This is not diabetes!
Hypoglycemia means ‘low blood sugar level’. The term is used to describe a metabolic disorder that may manifest in a variety of physical and psychological symptoms. Try doing the following questionnaire:
|1. I get tired or exhausted.|
|2. I forget things easily.|
|3. I feel sleepy during the day.|
|4. I get down or depressed.|
|5. I get down over nothing.|
|6. I have trouble concentrating.|
|7. I get nervous or shaky.|
|8. I easily get angry.|
|9. I eat or crave sweets, or once used to.|
|10. I awaken during the night.|
Total the number of ticks in each column for RARELY, OCCASIONALLY, and USUALLY and then calculate as follows:-
|RARELY: (Total) x 1 =|
|OCCASIONALLY: (Total) x 2 =|
|USUALLY: (Total) x 3 =|
|Add together for TOTAL SCORE|
If your TOTAL SCORE IS:
Less than 8: Hypoglycemic disease is unlikely
Between 8 to 15: Hypoglycemic disease is possible.
Above 15: Hypoglycemic disease is present.
If you have scored above 15 please read on for what to do next
What do I do if I think I have Hypoglycemia?
This Questionnaire has been provided by the Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia in order to help health professionals and sufferers identify, diagnose and treat this condition.
Hypoglycemia affects 4% of the population. It often runs in families and can lead to Type 2 Diabetes (Maturity Onset).
Ask your doctor to order the correct Pathology Test for this condition GTT – 4 hrs with all ½ hourly readings, not the 2 hour GTT used to diagnose Diabetes.
To interpret your result have a look at the article Testing for Hypoglycemia and how your doctor can help.
As with global warming, some health professionals are what we call Hypoglycemic Deniers. Most doctors have little or no experience in treating this condition. Ask your doctor this “How would you feel if your blood sugar was 2.4?” The correct answer is awful because below 3.4mm/l the brain is starving for fuel. You feel rotten! This is not a rare condition. Under normal circumstances the brain relies on blood glucose as its only fuel!
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Did you know diagnosing Hypoglycemia and treating it correctly would save the community millions in schooling, alcohol and drug abuse, psychology and psychiatry and medicine in particular by preventing diabetes.
MAJOR CLUES ON DIET AND MANAGEMENT
- Avoid sugar and sweet foods strictly
- Have a quality protein breakfast every morning eg: 2 eggs, rissoles, mince, chicken, fish – fresh or tinned, 2 chops, 80 grams minimum serve.
Best of luck in your quest for good health.
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