Low Blood Sugar After Gastric Bypass Weight Loss Surgery
by Cheryl H
I had gastric bypass surgery in June of 2004. I lost 90 lbs and have gained about 6-8 from my lowest point. After eating, I often feel tired; I sometimes feel like my blood sugar is low because I feel anxious, sweaty, nauseous, and shaky (I had low blood sugar tendencies before my surgery although gestational diabetes during 2 pregnancies, w/o insulin). How can I keep my blood sugar more level?
Congrats on your weight loss to date!
Experiencing low blood sugar after weight loss surgery is actually very common.
You probably have it ingrained
in you to eat protein at every meal. However, along with that protein you need a little bit of carb...whether fruit, veggies, or a small amount of a whole grain that you can tolerate. If you just eat protein, protein, protein, without the carbs, or without enough
carbs you may not be bringing your blood sugar level up enough and consequently experience low blood sugar symptoms...shaky, sweaty, etc.
My other thought is that you could possibly be experiencing slight dumping syndrome
symptoms after meals if you are in fact including carbs, but not the right ones?
And finally, simply not eating enough will result in low blood sugar. I'd suggest establishing a regular pattern of eating that includes small, planned, balanced meals every 3-4 hours.
Keep me updated as to you're doing!