I spoke to Michelle Robson personally and she sent me here:
I wonder why I was able to eat foods that had carbs for years and in the last 6 years I am not able to eat carbs without having total hypoglycemic reactions. This has become such a bother for me. I have gone to 5 endocrinologist and they say they have no idea what the problem is since my blood work reads normal. This is a reactive hypoglycemia I have after eating the carbs. I am fine with veggies and berries that barely have carbs or cheeses and eggs which also have tiny amounts. But if I dare eat popcorn, of whole grain bread or Irish oats cereal or low glycemic carbs or any other carbs I get a bad reaction. Of course I could just avoid these foods but I want to get to the bottom of this problem. My thyroid blood work and celiac disease are normal. What could be causing this problem? Is there a way to fix it so I can tolerate carbs? Please help. Thank you.
I do not have any other medical conditions.
I get hunger irritable, shakiness, nervousness, dizziness light-headedness, sleepiness, confusion, difficulty speaking, anxiety and weakness.
This happens like clockwork about an hour and a half every time after I eat carbs that provide a spike in blood sugar.
I have eaten the carbs with and without out foods such as proteins, fats and balanced them and then did not balance them. I have tried all food combinations with the carbs and always get the same reaction and symptoms that I listed above from the carbs.
The carbs that bother me are from sugar, refined starches, potatoes, corn, bananas, mangos and the like. Very low sugar and low carb foods like berries, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower and similar foods, do not trigger a reaction since they do not bother my blood sugar. Something like brown rice would set me off into bad symptoms since the carb load is high enough to trigger an insulin spike in me. I do not have diabetes and my resting blood sugar reading is around 72. Please let me know if I need to provide any other information. :)
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