I am now eighteen months post op (Transhiatal esophagectomy) for OC and doing really well. Regualr readers here will know that I have been left with fairly severe Hypoglycemia which is linked (by some) to late dumping. This is under control with drugs (Acarbose) and a careful very low sugar diet. I also check my blood glucose levels on regular daily basis. This has ensured no repeats of my previous collapses and bouts of unconsciousness.
Now here is the problem that I want to understand.
On days when I have traveled to work in the City, my Blood Glucose levels are staying "higher" than normal for the entire day. They are not at a dangerous high but my norm is between 4 & 5 Mmol. On days when I have traveled to the City, they are staying between 7 & 8 Mmol. This makes me feel light headed and shaky. That in turn causes it's own stress as I fear I will pass out on the tube or the train. I have made no changes to my diet apart from possibly eating less on these days. I would have expected the "eating less" to cause lower levels and not higher levels?
I have now way that I am aware of the lower my levels? My issue to now has always been that they suddenly drop to less than 2 Mmol where I then have to take Glucose or collapse. So lowering is a new thing to me.
I am convinced it is related to my change in work pattern as the readings only change on these days.
Does anybody have any suggestions to help me keep my levels between 4 & 5 ?