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Posted by: Justin | 2010/01/12

Tiredness after eating

I know there is the general " maagies vol, oegies toe"  scenario, but after eating lunch, particularly at work, my body feels drained, and tired, lethargic and have a slight headache. Usually if I eat chocolate, this helps. But I dont like the idea of using chocolate to sort it out, could it be diabetes of sorts?

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Hallo Justin
You may have an abnormal glucose metabolism problem, not necessarily diabetes. Please see your doctor for a fasting blood sugar and fasting insulin test - if needed they may need to do a glucose tolerance test too. These symtoms could be caused by a spike in insulin causing a quick fall in blood sugar.
In the mean time, try eating like a diabetic ( low GI, high fibre, low fat foods, and snacks inbetween meals - like an apple, and two provitas with cheese)
Dr Bets

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Posted by: cyberdoc | 2010/01/12

Hallo Justin
You may have an abnormal glucose metabolism problem, not necessarily diabetes. Please see your doctor for a fasting blood sugar and fasting insulin test - if needed they may need to do a glucose tolerance test too. These symtoms could be caused by a spike in insulin causing a quick fall in blood sugar.
In the mean time, try eating like a diabetic ( low GI, high fibre, low fat foods, and snacks inbetween meals - like an apple, and two provitas with cheese)
Dr Bets

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