Dumping syndrome/Reactive hypoglycaemia

on 9/6/23 12:47 pm

I've just been diagnosed with reactive hypoglycaemia and am trying to get a hold of the condition via diet. What i'd like to know is how many members have this condition post rny surgery and how they deal/cope with the condition. Mine tends to be severe and the symptoms are very hard to control.

If anyone is willing to share their experiences and how they have been coping i would greatly appreciate it.

on 9/10/23 2:31 am
WLS on 07/15/22

Good morning,

You may want to ask this in the RNY forum. It's the most active board and I know some of the folks there do experience RH, unfortunately. They may be able to weigh in with feedback.

Best wishes.

HW 282, LW 123.4 (8/29/23), CW 144.4

Pre-op-33, M1-12, M2-17, M3-14, M4-11, M5-14, M6-5, M7-6, M8-5, M9-22, M10-6, M11-5, M12-2, M13-2, M14-5

on 9/10/23 4:42 am
RNY on 06/03/15

I was told I probably have it after every other potential cause was ruled out (my glucose level was normal at the time I had the work-up, so that wasn't suspected at first). My PCP recommended I eat something every 3-4 hours - a protein was the best option - and if I ate a carb, to be sure to pair it with a protein. It seems to have solved the problem - although your case might be more severe than mine.

RNY 06/03/15 by Michael Garren (Madison, WI)

HW: 373 SW: 316 GW: 150 LW: 138 CW: 163

on 2/19/24 6:36 pm

If you eat something with too many grams of sugar, your blood sugar will spike, causing insulin to pump up to bring it down in your body. This causes a crash (hypoglycemia) and you get shaky, sweaty, see spots.. that kind of thing. I usually have to take glucose tablets or drink a couple swigs of regular soda and then eat a protein/carb to level it out. It's all about the grams of sugar you take in. If you know you are going to eat something sweet, just be prepared for the aftermath.

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