By: Terry Graedon December 23, 2013 3 Comments
    Will Christmas Treats Cause Blood Sugar Crash?

    Many doctors are skeptical about a condition called reactive or "functional" hypoglycemia (low blood sugar a few hours after eating a high-carb meal). Perhaps that is because there were several popula…

    By: Terry Graedon December 2, 2013 3 Comments
    High-Carb Thanksgiving Feast Almost Caused Car C…

    Q. I almost blacked out some years ago while driving with my two young daughters. I had drunk a glass of orange juice with a vegetarian Thanksgiving meal. The only way I could find to stay conscious l…

    By: Terry Graedon June 13, 2013 2 Comments
    Low Blood Sugar Doubles Dementia Risk

    Episodes of low blood sugar may put an older person at risk for dementia. Researchers followed nearly 800 patients with diabetes. They were at least 70 years old at the start of the study, which laste…

    By: Terry Graedon October 12, 2010 1 Comments
    Magnesium May Help Blood Sugar Problem

    Q. I have reactive hypoglycemia. Though doctors didn't help, a nutritionist did. Eating smaller, more frequent meals of protein and healthy fats, easy on carbs, seems to avert my hypoglycemic symptoms…

    By: Joe Graedon June 25, 2009 6 Comments
    Dogs Sniff Out Low Blood Sugar

    Helper dogs have been trained to assist people with a variety of disabilities. Some dogs help people with epilepsy. Others can be useful for those with visual impairment or physical limitations. Now, …