Hypoglycemia???greenspun.com : LUSENET : Mountaineering : One Thread
I have an important question and I am hopeing someone can help. I am in love with a woman that has a huge love for the mountians.:) She has hypoglycemia and I was just wondering is there anyone out there with this same situation, and how do you prevent anything bad from happening. Thanks for your time -Robert
-- Robert Hecker (email@example.com), September 11, 2000
Bob, I just can't help bein' a smart ass here. If she loves the mountains more than you forget about the hypoglycemia. I divorced my situation years ago. Use condoms, their not 100%, but most of the time nothin' bad will happen. Or........consult a physician?
-- Rock Rat... (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 19, 2000.
first of all i do not know what in the hell this other guy is talking about. he must really not know what hypoglycemia is in the first place. I have hypoglycemia and I love the moutains so I understand her problem. Just a little advice: when you are going on mountain trips tell her to pack little snacks such as peanut butter crackers, cheese slices, anything like that . This will prevent her from having a low blood sugar attack. But it is also very important to eat regularly (6 small meals a day). I have found that little snack like this have helped me in the past. Good Luck!!!
-- bekah Orton (email@example.com), December 04, 2000.
what is the connection between mountains and hypogglycemia? i too have low blood sugar and love the mountains especially the rocky mountains of colorado. if you ever find an answer please let me know.
-- jean soule (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 03, 2001.
I also battle constantly with low blood glucose levels --- maybe us hypoglycemics are more prone to enjoying the Grandor of Mother N.
We could always do a poll --- and if we came across something send to a health journal.
-- Aubin Ramey (email@example.com), June 16, 2001.
Hello Robert, I think that you are trying to say you care for this woman and you are scared that she might fall ill while the two of you are in the mountains alone. It seems that you care so much, you just fear not being able to help her. Don't worry, managing hypoglycemia is not too difficult. However, if she doesn't manage it, it can turn into diabetes. The best bet is to follow the advise of eating many small meals a day. These meals should be high in protein and low in sugar. If she eats sugar, try to make them complex sugars rather than simple sugars. The trick with hypoglycemia is to keep the blood sugar level balanced. So, pack a lot of food for the trips into the mountains. If she crashes, do not worry. Find a place to rest and make sure she eats some food, a protein bar, tuna, or turkey, for example. Also bring gatorade! Her body will recover and become more balanced as her blood sugar levels return to a more normal level. It is scary, I know, because a crash makes the person so weak. It looks as if they are about to pass out. I guess they could if it is bad enough. I don't know, I am by far an expert. But, I also have someone in my life with hypoglycemia. It is scary to see when you care for that person so much. Good luck and if you want to talk with someone who knows more, email me, and I will forward it to her. Ronnie
-- Ronnie Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 20, 2001.
intravenous dextrose or IM glucagon are used to treat hypoglycaemia (usually in diabetics who take too much medication). But I would probably just stick to regular meals as mentioned above!
-- robwhitehead (email@example.com), January 01, 2002.