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sharidoto

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Posted: 20 Apr 2010, 10:37
experience the shakes when you get too hungrey ?
ive gotton these before a glass of milk or choclet will usally take care of it for bout an hour or till i can get something in me i just dont know why could i be diabetic?
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sharidoto

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Posted: 20 Apr 2010, 10:53
thank you chrisa1 thats a relief this has gone on for awhile not just since ive been dieting thats why i worry, ive been off atkins for bout two weeks and there back the shakes i mean very strange as of yesterday im back on atkins in full force guess we will see what happens
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minniezota

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Posted: 20 Apr 2010, 11:08
It sounds like your blood sugar is going too low. Milk and chocolate have carbs which are quickly digested and will raise your blood sugar rapidly so you will feel better quickly. However if you take in too many carbs, your body will make extra insulin to control them and your blood sugar may quickly fall again. Many people get in that pattern and have ups and downs all day. If you eat a high carb breakfast, you may feel the need for a sugary snack a couple hours later at morning coffee break time. That sugar is gone by lunch and so you crave carbs again. By mid afternoon the lunch carbs are gone and that pattern continues . . . up and down at intervals of two or three hours through the day.

A better plan is to eat less carbs and rely on more protein and fat for your body's fuel. Eating small amounts more often keeps blood sugar levels more stable and should prevent the shakes. Start with a good low carb breakfast. Instead of milk WHEN you're shaky, toss down a handful of almonds or peanuts, a piece of cheese or some other small protein/fat snack BEFORE you get too hungry and shaky.

If you are concerned about blood sugar levels/diabetes, you can get a monitor from Walmart for about $10.00 (the test strips for it will cost about 40 cents each) and you can check your blood sugar levels yourself as diabetics do. If your morning levels are over 100 (after 8 hours without eating), you may want to consult a doctor to see whether you are diabetic.

When I was diagnosed as diabetic back in 2007, my fasting level was near 300. The first time it got down to 100 I felt ill and shaky like you described. It took some time for my body to adjust to operating on normal levels of blood sugar. This morning it was 89 and I feel fine.

I keep my diabetes under control with diet only, - no medications. Mostly I eat low carb similar to adkins diet plan. It really works for me. Although my purpose was mainly to regulate my blood sugar levels, I've lost about 50 pounds, which helps control the diabetes too.
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Posted: 20 Apr 2010, 11:10
Sounds scary. I'd see a doctor and explain your symptoms as well as what you are eating. For any possible medical issue, I would not rely on the advice of us forum posters. Your health is too serious to be left in the hands of a bunch on anonymous strangers with no medical training.
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cinpinl

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Posted: 20 Apr 2010, 11:25
I always get the shakes if I drink too much coffee.....



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