Our expert says:
From the symptoms you describe, it is very possible that you may be suffering from either hypoglycaemia or insulin resistance. It is important to obtain a medical diagnosis so that you can receive the correct treatment and diet for the specific condition you may have. Please ask your gp to test your blood glucose and insulin levels to see if you have hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) or insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes. If you test positive for any one of these conditions then it is essential for you to consult a clinical dietitian, because the correct diet is one of the most important factors in treatment. Visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area. The dietitian will take your insulin resistance, etc and other conditions such as the low bp, into account when working out a diet for you, which will be based on low-fat foods with a low glycaemic index (GI). Click on 'Diet'nFood' and 'Weight loss' and 'The Glycaemic Index' and read the articles on the GI. Also click on ‘Food as Medicine' on the Diet Site and then on ‘Type 2 diabetes’. While you are on the 'Diet'nFood' site also do a Search using 'Hypoglycaemia' to read up about this condition.
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