I haven't been feeling well for months. I've been super tired (all the time), lots of headaches, hunger, nervousness and shakiness, dizzy, feeling anxious or weak, all around irritable, etc ... I thought it was my thyroid, but I was wrong.
I went to see my new doctor here in Tucson last week (he's awesome, I feel so lucky to have a great doctor here for my family to see) and he ran a ton of test and as it turns our I am "profoundly" hypoglycemic. And if I don't do something about it NOW, then I'll develop diabetes very soon.
I got the news yesterday and was immediately put on a very strict diet. No sugar. No caffeine. No white flour. No potatoes. And the list goes on. I also have to exercise every day.
Hypoglycemia, also called low blood sugar, occurs when your blood glucose (blood sugar) level drops too low to provide enough energy for your body's activities. My doctor said my glucose level was the lowest he's ever seen.
Today was my first full day without sugar and it wasn't as bad as I thought. It takes a lot more work to make sure you're no ingesting hidden sugars and it almost makes you want to just skip eating all together. But that's just as bad for me as eating sugar! I have to eat 6 meals a day and eat on a pretty regular schedule. Hopefully cutting sugar out will help me drop my last 10 pounds.
So, we're headed to Austin on Thursday for Austin City Limits. It should be a ton of fun. I was planning on splurging while there, leaving my diet in Tucson ... but I guess that won't be the case. I have to go back to my doctor in a month and have my sugar checked, so I have to be good.