Glucometer for Opti Phase -- Did you get one? Did you get hypoglycemic?

on 11/10/13 12:33 pm
At my RN appointment the RN recommended that I get a glucometer for the Opti phase. It makes sense that the sudden elimination of sugar in the diet may cause hypoglycemia, even though I've never had problems with my blood sugar.

For those who have been on the Opti diet, did you get a glucometer? Did you become hypoglycemic at any point (either during Opti or post-surgery)?

Referral: Apr 2013; Orientation (HRRH): Aug 12, 2013; 1st Surgeon Appt (Dr Sohi): Aug 23, 2013; SW/RD/RN: Nov 8, 2013; Internist (Dr Glazer): Nov 14, 2013; 2nd Surgeon Appt: Nov 20, 2013; Start Opti: Jan 3, 2013; PATTS: Jan 16, 2014; Surgery: Jan 24, 2014

on 11/11/13 12:12 am, edited 11/11/13 12:13 am - Windsor, Canada

I was diabetic. My metformin was stopped soon after starting on Optifast. I'm two months post-op. no Metfomin and sugar is normal. I don't know about people who are not diabetic but my glucose levels definitely decreased during Optifast.

Ref June/10; Dr.Treki Jan/11; Orient Jan/2011; SW Mar/11; hiatus Apr-Oct/11; Dietician class Nov/11; SW Nov/12; Dr.Treki Dec/11; psych Jan/12; Dietician Feb/12; SW Mar/12; Surg Ed class May/12; surgeon Aug 24/12 - agreed to refer file to Hamilton for DS               
on 11/11/13 5:19 am - Canada
RNY on 12/03/13
I got one. I'm not diabetic.
I have found my sugars in afternoon are 4.3, sometimes after I'm doing house work the go to 3.9. I'm very tired and feel like I can go to sleep immedicately.
I'm seeing my family doc tomorrow, gonna chat with him. See what he says. I am struggling with energy level and ability to concentrate


 Referral May 17 '13 / Orientation June 17 '13 / Meeting w Dr Hagen June 26 '13 / RN,RD,SW July 31 '13 / Dr.Glazer Sept 3 '13/ Sleep Study Sept 5 '13 /2nd app w Dr Hagen Sept 16 '13 / F/U w  Dr Glazer  Sept 23 '13 / PRATTS Nov 14 '13/ Surgery Dec 3rd '13


Leslie W.
on 11/11/13 10:17 am - Cobourg, Canada

Unless you are diabetic I would not think you would have an issue. I have not heard of any non diabetic having sugar issues. 2 yr out I have had a couple of lows.

Referral: August 2010 Orientation TWH: May 25, 2011  NP: June 8/11, f/u sleep clinic June 7, abd u/s June 14, SW: June 28/11  Nutrition Class: July 5/11, Dietician Aug 09, Psychologist Aug 25 Surgeon Sept 16th Surgery Date: Oct 11/11 HW:287, Opti wt: 260 SW: 242
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It's very sad
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