I'm 43 years of age and 26 weeks pregnant. Due to my age there is an increased risk of gestational diabetes, so yesterday I had a glucose test. I have been given my results quickly and it seems that my blood sugar level was higher after fasting for 12 hours than it was 2 hours after a glucose drink, it turns out this is called Reactive Hypoglycemia.
For the last hour or so I've been doing lots of searching online to find out as much as I can. It seems that it can be related to being Hypothyroid, but I'm not really sure why or how. It also appears that a lot of people have to drastically change their diet, but these people aren't necessary Hypothyroid too.
So I'm looking for advice from any of you that are both Hypothyroid and Reactive Hypoglycemic.
I've been diagnosed Hypothyroid for about 15 years (although I am certain I was undiagnosed for a good 10 years before that), I'm currently on 200mg Thyroxine per day (recently increased from 175mg due to pregnancy). I'm also taking 200mg of iron 3 times a day as prescribed by my GP. I also take a Calcium/Magnesium/Zinc supplement twice a day and fish oil, vitamin D and folic acid once a day.
I have found it hard to sleep for as long as I can remember, I currently feel very tired through the day and often resort to napping/trying to nap. Often I can't sleep as I am just too overtired (this is something my partner finds hard to understand). With an active 2 year old and a baby due in May, I'm desperate to feel better and I'm now wondering if the Hypoglycemia is the root of the problem.
Any help or advice is very much appreciated.