The Forgotten Blood Sugar Disorder: Hypoglycemia

Filed under: Low-carb side effects — @ April 4, 2007

One of the things I enjoy doing at CarbWire is providing information that people can apply to their daily lives that will help them solve an issue they are having while livin’ la vida low-carb. Whether it’s about weight loss, health, fitness, or whatever, I think you the reader can be best served with practical and scientifically-sound ways to live this lifestyle over the long-term as so many of us are.

Today I have a very special guest editorial from Dr. Keith Berkowitz, who is the medical director for The Center For Balanced Health. I was talking to him on the telephone recently about his fantastic new high-fiber NexGen muffins when the subject of blood sugar came up.

He said that the issue of hyperglycemia, or high blood sugar which is a precursor to diabetes, has been given almost a monopoly of attention from the medical community while an even more dangerous condition has gotten completely overlooked and ignored. It’s the condition known as hypoglycemia.

Dr. Berkowitz went on to explain some of the symptoms of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, and how it could be the reason why your weight loss suddenly stops while on the low-carb lifestyle. Also, if your energy is sapped and you begin feeling tired for no apparent reason at all, it’s time to get a glucose tolerance test to see what your A1C levels are, he said.

I was so spellbound by the discussion of this issue that I asked Dr. Berkowitz to write a column for my blog so that all of us can be better informed of the warning signs that we may be suffering from hypoglycemia and how to treat it. Special THANKS to Dr. Berkowitz for sharing his wisdom on this issue with us today and I welcome your feedback to what he has to share. ENJOY!

Click here to read the column by Dr. Keith Berkowitz entitled The Forgotten Blood Sugar Disorder: Hypoglycemia.

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