Q: What can I do about my nighttime hypoglycemia?
So I was diagnosed a few months ago, although reluctantly. My doctor drew blood and had it tested for anemia, blood sugar, thyroid problems etc. The doctor told my mom (who never told me) that I wasn't supposed to eat anything that morning, but since I wasn't told, I ate breakfast. So the results found nothing wrong, and my blood sugar was 73. Obviously it would have been lower had I not eaten, but for some reason my doctor didn't factor that in even though I told him. So now he tells me that it's all in my head, and it's extremely frustrating for me. And I want to switch doctors but this is my family doctor so my mom won't let me. My mom's mother and mother-in-law are also both hypochondriacs so my mom also agrees with my doctor. Is there anything I can do, or will I have to wait next year when I will be 18 to switch doctors?
Second, my hypoglycemia thwarts all attempts to go to bed at a decent time. before I had it, I went to bed at 10ish because I had to wake up at 6. Now I eat an egg or some peanut butter at 10 and go to bed but I have all these racing thoughts and I simply cannot sleep, so I get up and eat again and I can go to sleep at 11. The odd thing is that yesterday I was determined to go to sleep at 10 so I ate twice the amount I would normally eat, but my mind was STILL racing until 11. Why does this happen to me?
Also, last night I woke up at 3:00 but I was tired/lazy, so I went back to sleep. Then I woke up at 4 feeling low like I always do. This time though, I ate a bunch of food- I literally felt full- BUT I didn't feel better for 2 hours, when I tried a teaspoon of honey. I'm going back to school next week and I can't go on like this at night. Anyway, I If I felt full, why couldn't my blood sugar stabilize until I ate the honey? Should I take glucose tablets? Also, does anyone have any suggestions for sure-fire bedtime snacks?
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