A person I read on another blog suggested to another reader that if she was struggling with cravings to test her blood glucose/sugar (BG) at that point, and chart what was happening. Her suggestion was based on the fact that many people can be hypoglycemic and unaware of it unless they do regular testing.
A blood glucose meter can be purchased at any drugstore or online very reasonably, and I found that it has been very helpful to me the last few years to make sure I don’t get diabetic. Increased BG is the first sign that a person is heading into dangerous diabetic territory.
This home testing is how I found I had reactive hyploglycemia, and many people, probably all of those who struggle with cravings, are experiencing the rapid rise, then equally rapid fall of blood glucose; that’s really the definition of a craving. If blood sugar stays pretty level, then you won’t get cravings.
For some good information on how to test both fasting blood glucose and determine what your norms are, go to http://www.bloodsugar101.com/.
The first rule of getting control of sugar-starch-artificial sweeteners is to know what triggers are causing the problems, and regular BG testing is the best and easiest way to find out.
Yours in learning,
Nan aka Sugarbaby