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I have been craving sweets and carbs the last month like crazy. I was disappointed in myself and didn't understand how I suddenly couldn't resist these things. Today I decided to check my blood sugar about an hour after eating because I felt just awful. My blood sugar was at 52. I have been googling and searching to see what would cause my blood sugar to drop and me not being diabetic. In a comment in one article it stated that weight loss surgery can cause reactive hypoglycemia because the carbs go straight to the intestines. Has anyone else experienced this problem?

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Yes. I definately have this problem and have had to learn how to control it. It becomes a problem if you begin eating more carbs and it can be a vicious circle.

I started getting it when I began eating cream of wheat with some sugar in it for Breakfast. It can be a pretty scary situation if you don't recognize the symptoms and have something prepared to deal with it.

I talked to my Bariatric team about it when it started happening and they suggested that if I am going to have cream of wheat for Breakfast, I need to have a Protein rich snack about an hour later.

That definately does the trick for me but anytime I start letting to many simple carbs or sugar in I start having trouble with it again and once it starts for the day it can be hard to get it under control. I keep glucose tablets close by.

I would say recently in the last few month I seemed to have gotten a better handle on it but my sugar has gotten as low as 36 before I figured out what was happening. it happens very fast and it can be confusing so I have found it best to limit sugar for me.

I did read that there have been some instances where someone had such a bad case they had to have their surgery reversed. I never want that to happen to me.

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I think @@Djmohr has given you very good advice and I also suggest you contact your bariatric team ASAP and let them know about your blood sugar numbers and see what they advise. I hope you feel better soon and get a handle on your blood sugar fluctuations.

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Yes. I definately have this problem and have had to learn how to control it. It becomes a problem if you begin eating more carbs and it can be a vicious circle.

I started getting it when I began eating cream of wheat with some sugar in it for breakfast. It can be a pretty scary situation if you don't recognize the symptoms and have something prepared to deal with it.

I talked to my Bariatric team about it when it started happening and they suggested that if I am going to have cream of wheat for breakfast, I need to have a Protein rich snack about an hour later.

That definately does the trick for me but anytime I start letting to many simple carbs or sugar in I start having trouble with it again and once it starts for the day it can be hard to get it under control. I keep glucose tablets close by.

I would say recently in the last few month I seemed to have gotten a better handle on it but my sugar has gotten as low as 36 before I figured out what was happening. it happens very fast and it can be confusing so I have found it best to limit sugar for me.

I did read that there have been some instances where someone had such a bad case they had to have their surgery reversed. I never want that to happen to me.

I thought the sleeve was irreversible.

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@@cuddletime

I believe you are correct. I was referring to bypass which is what I had.

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