Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The 5 Biggest Myths About Reactive Hypoglycemic

Myth #1
Reactive Hypoglycemia is a fad

This couldn't be further from the truth! Hypoglycemia is real and the symptoms are real. There are a countless number of people who experience symptoms of low blood sugar within 2 to 4 hours of eating a carbohydrate meal or foods containing sugar. The reaction to the consumed foods are low blood sugar.

Myth #2
It is a disease

Hypoglycemia is not a disease. It is the symptom of an underlying health issue and the malfunction of the pancreas.

Myth #3
It can not be cured, only treated

In most cases Reactive Hypoglycemia can be cured with the proper diet, nutrition, and restoration of the pancreatic function.

Myth #4
Hypoglycemia is treated with sugar

Hypoglycemia is treated with sugar by the misguidance of people who do not understand the process of low blood sugar, the function of the pancreas, and the role of nutrition for the human body. Treating hypoglycemia by consuming more sugar only makes matter worse. It is a temporary fix to make you feel better in the short-term. Once more sugar is ingested, you experience an insulin spike, and your blood sugar crashes only to repeat the process again and again. Over time this weakens your pancreas making your case more severe.

Myth #4
It is not a serious condition

Severely low blood sugar is a medical emergency. Low blood sugar can cause fainting, coma, and even death in the most severe cases if left untreated.

Myth #5
Hypoglycemia is a sign of diabetes

Hypoglycemia can lead to diabetes if left untreated, however it is not a sign of diabetes. Having diabetes means you have HIGH blood sugar. Reactive hypoglycemia is triggered in people without diabetes. If cared for, you can stop it and its symptoms in their tracks. The reason people link hypoglycemia with diabetes is because hypoglycemia can eventually become diabetes if the pancreas eventually fails from being overworked and untreated. Once failed, it will no longer produce insulin. Diabetics can experience hypoglycemia if they inject too much insulin. This is what reactive hypoglycemics experience naturally -- the release of too much insulin by the pancreas.

This blog post will be updated as new information is learned and gathered.

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