Monday, April 6, 2009

Issues with Food: Good News and Bad News

The good news is I CAN EAT STEAK!! I finally broke down tried it about a week ago and no problems. It is a much denser meat than what I've been eating and so it makes me feel full much quicker, but no pain and it doesn't make me feel sick. I've truly missed steak and I am really glad I can eat it again.

The bad news is that even though steak agrees with me some things that I have eaten in the past that agreed with me are now making me sick. There does not seem to be a rhyme or reason to this, sometimes I will eat something I have had many many times and half an hour later it will make me feel sweaty, nauseous, and weak. It could be the start of something called reactive hypoglycemia, which means my body is overreacting to insulin that it releases to digest food, or it could be that I have developed dumping syndrome. My next follow up appointment is in May, but until then I will continue to experiment with my diet and see if I can find a common denominator.

One other bit of good news, I have not had a blood sugar crash for the past three weeks. While one problem seems to have been replaced with another, it is comforting that I don't have random moments of worrying that I'm going to pass out.

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