Type 2 Diabetes

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For many years now, and on a daily basis, I have suffered with what can only be described as severe symptoms of hypoglycaemia,. The symptoms come on very suddenly and I feel very weak, light-headed, shaky, sweaty, also very impatient and irritable, and, of course, cravings sweet foods high in carbohydrates. 

I continue to feel unwell for many hours, even after eating the foods I described. In fact, a single attack just ruins the rest of my day.

This also affects my weight 

I have been tested for diabetes but of course the results were negative. I DO NOT HAVE diabetes!!!! 

So, what is my problem?

My question is: is it possible to produce too much insulin and, if so, is that a precursor on type 2 diabetes? And is insulin level, rather than sugar level, what the doctor should be testing? 

And if insulin levels are too high, how does one bring them down and prevent further attacks?

I am 69 now and I cannot go on like that. It makes me depressed and almost suicidal.

Please can anyone out there help?

Thank you

Rose

 

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    Rose I have a number of friends and friends children who suffer from hypoglycaemia and do not have diabetes. In these cases they have all been told the most important thing is to make sure you have enough sugar - sugary drinks etc. during the day. It is also a possibility that you may have Addisons disease.  You need to have more tests. If it is not diabetes, something else must be causing it
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      Thank you for your reply Gill, but that would be, for me, a completely wrong advice. The more sweet food I eat, the more I have these attacks... as if insulin production goes into overdrive. 

      I feel as if sugar is a poison to me. To be avoided at all cost.

      I have been experiencing a lot of stress recently and I have noticed, over the years, that stressful situations bring on the symptoms.

      It is nothing like "comfort eating". 

      But I will investigate the possibility of Addison's disease. Thank you.

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    Hello Rose, the first thing that comes to mind is some sort of microbial infection. You may have a subacute infection caused by leaky, herniated or twisted gut, injury to other area if the body, or from contaminated food or water.

    Whether the infection is bacterial, fungal or parasitic microorganism, it can cause sudden onset symptoms that you describe, as waste from micro organisms is toxic, and microbial overgrowth and gut problems of any sort can result in mallabsorption of nutrition by diverting food sources. 

    Unfortunately, western medicines isn't really set up to detect, diagnose or treat this sort of illness. Even if you do testing, there isn't any guaranty that the sample tested will actually be contaminated tissue, stool, whatever, so that probably isn't your best route.

    I'd start with an Infectious Disease Specialist I feel you have access to this sort of Doctor. If not, you're pretty much on your own. 

    If it were me, I'd start with a good quality vitamin and mineral supplement, as well as a psyllium colon cleanse and herbal parasite combination supplement series.

    I'd also see a chiropractor and have them check for inguinal or other gut herniations. I'm not sure if they're allowed to diagnose, but they can likely tell you if you need to look further into treatment for hernia. I would also see an acupuncturist because they treat general health, and you may get some relief. The acupuncture also examines completely different than western medicine, so they may give you some hints as to where to look.

    While I'd incestigate the microbial angle first, there is always the possibility of other endocrine disorder such as hypothyroidism or adrenal exhaustion. However, the sudden onset of symptoms and the fact that microbial treatment resolves a ton of systemic problems indicates this is your best approach, infection is a short term problem if treated, and may resolve many of your symptoms. If you get no relief from microbial treatment after having investigated fully, you can look at other issues.

    But honestly, I suspect you'll get relief from my suggestions. Feel free to pm me if you like.

    Good luck and I hope you're able to feel better. 

     

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      Hi Rose, just noticed some bad autocorrects, one being.. an infectious disease specialist IF you have access to one.

      Pardon this and other errors. 😏

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      Catherine, thank you for such a comprehensive reply. I appreciate your time. I will investigate. I will push for more tests with my doctor.

      May I ask you, are you a health specialist? A doctor, nurse, therapist, nutritinist, herbalist? You seem so well informed.

      Rose

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    I was diagnosed with diabetes type 2 last year.

    No real symptoms.

    I had been out to a local pub and had three glasses of red wine.

    Came back felt a bit drunk and decided to go to bed.

    I must have bumped my head on something but don't remember doing so.

    To cut the long story short, I had very bad diarhoea.

    Was taken to hospital.

    In the ambulance they checked my blood sugar and asked if I was diabetic as my blood sugar was apparently very high.

    I recovereed was discharged and put the whole incident down to the drink.

    However I was talking to a friend a few days later and she persuaded me to get myself tested for diabetes.

    Lo and behold the test was positive.

    My understanding is that if you are diabetic then either you are not producing enough insulin or the insulin you are producing is not working.

    Hope this is helpful.

    I am roughly the sasme age as you will be 67 in November.

    Take care and keep in touch

    Sarah

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