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Snack packs for grownups--the hangry (hungry + angry) kind

I'm a grown woman, but when I haven't eaten and my sugar drops, the "hangriness" starts. The anger, irritation, total irrationality. I've tried carrying luna bars, etc, (though that doesn't help a ton) but I think I'd like to throw together some snack packs (like,a ziplock bag with assorted goodies) for myself to toss in my bag when I'm out the door. I'll also be traveling a lot in the next couple months, and definitely need to be on top of this. I'd love some suggestions on what kinds of food to throw in my snack packs.
posted by namemeansgazelle on Sep 27, 2014 - 26 answers

Hypoglycemia Filter: Fasting for abdominal ultrasound

My doctor is wanting me to have an abdominal ultrasound to rule out gallstones. This test requires fasting. I cannot go for long periods of time without eating because my sugar drops. Need advice. [more inside]
posted by msbadcrumble on Sep 17, 2014 - 15 answers

Help me un-peanut butter my breakfast

Difficulty filters: Hypoglycemia and picky-ness. [more inside]
posted by msbadcrumble on Jun 15, 2014 - 38 answers

What are considered "normal" results for a glucose tolerance test?

I am having trouble getting in with my doctor to review my results, so I'm looking for some initial info to see if it is worth pursuing. I had a glucose tolerance test done because of some symptoms that I'm having. I realize that these results aren't indicative of diabetes because they dip, but they do seem low (though I'm no doctor). Test 1: 95 Test 2: 85 Test 3: 55 Any idea whether I should be trying to schedule with my doctor? I live in a rural area, so it takes quite a trip for me to visit with the doctor.
posted by denverco on Apr 1, 2014 - 7 answers

What should I eat to sustain me through a 4.5 hour computerized test?

I am taking the GRE on Saturday and I have issues with low blood pressure and mild hypoglycemia. What should I eat the morning of? What should I bring to the test to sustain me for the full 4.5 hours? [more inside]
posted by Alison on Mar 3, 2014 - 18 answers

Hypoglycemia or something else?

Is this hypoglycemia or am I patient zero in the zombie apocalypse? [more inside]
posted by elizardbits on Apr 16, 2012 - 30 answers

Does hypoglycemia work for you?

Have you been diagnosed with hypoglycemia? Has that diagnosis been helpful? [more inside]
posted by aetg on Mar 16, 2012 - 4 answers

Hypothyroid, yes, hypoglycemic, yes, angioedemic, yes, hypokalemic, yes. Anorexic, no.

About a week ago I was diagnosed as hypokalemic by a Boston-based Masshealth doctor. Unfortunately, while treating the hypokalemia, the doc rode right over my medical context, which is to say long-standing hypothyroidism, angioedema, and hypoglycemia. Then, to add insult to injury, he decided I fit into the one medical box I don't actually fit into: Anorexia! How do I replace this foolish doc, with a more analytical MassHealth-approved variety? And who knows something about some blend of the low potassium, high-swelling-and-inflammation, high-protein-or-crash, hypothyroid experience? [more inside]
posted by Puppetry for Privacy on Nov 13, 2011 - 8 answers

How to prevent hypoglycemia at a desk job

If you're hypoglycemic (or if you know one well), what/how do you eat during the normal work day? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Mar 16, 2011 - 25 answers

Help, I feel like poop!

Question on feeling like I have low blood sugar. [more inside]
posted by TheBones on May 20, 2010 - 9 answers

Perhaps I'd be better off making meringue...

Why does my blood sugar bottom out after I eat an egg-white omelette? [more inside]
posted by mireille on Mar 17, 2010 - 20 answers

Why does hypoglycemic sweat stink so bad?

I am a type 1 [insulin-dependent] diabetic, and sometimes at night, when I haven't eaten enough to cover the insulin I took that evening, I 'bottom out': my blood sugar goes down very low and I wake up bathed in sweat and must go searching for orange juice. My question is about this: The nighttime sweat from low blood sugar just... stinks. It is powerfully rank sweat, as though I had not washed in many days. My partner agreed, he has noticed that it is different from any other sweat I sweat. "You NEVER smell like that any other time. It's a low blood sugar thing." Yet only at night! I also become clothes-soakingly sweaty if low blood sugar happens during the day, BUT it seems 'normal', the same as when I exercise. Can anyone tell me why this might be? Why is the night-time hypoglycemic sweat so incredibly smelly? [more inside]
posted by st looney up the cream bun and jam on Aug 24, 2009 - 9 answers

Can frequent periods of low blood sugar be a precursor to diabetes?

Can frequent periods of low blood sugar be a precursor to diabetes? I know that diabetes is actually high blood sugar. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 19, 2008 - 13 answers

Diabetic cat care

How do I best care for my cat after a hypoglycemic reaction until I can get him to the vet? [more inside]
posted by Stacey on May 17, 2008 - 1 answer

I hate needles. Please help me avoid them a while longer.

So I've been diagnosed as prediabetic. What now? [more inside]
posted by geckoinpdx on Apr 23, 2008 - 21 answers

Feed me.... feed me...

My appetite has been spiking over the past few months, and I don't have the parts to be pregnant. Should I be worried? [more inside]
posted by Popular Ethics on Mar 30, 2008 - 4 answers

I hate throwing up!

Sometimes right after I wake up or in the late afternoon I get intense nausea and vomiting. This subsides pretty quickly if I manage to choke down something starchy. What is going on? [more inside]
posted by ohio on Nov 12, 2007 - 13 answers

Low result for a two-hour oral glucose tolerance test

Low result for a two-hour oral glucose tolerance test. What does that mean? [more inside]
posted by AArtaud on Aug 15, 2007 - 9 answers

One of those snark-inducing "Diagnose Me!" type questions.

My friend, who was recently diagnosed with Diabetes Type I thinks I am hypoglycemic. Is he overly concerned because of his recent diagnosis or should I investigate further? [more inside]
posted by 10ch on Mar 9, 2007 - 14 answers

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