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Hypoglecimas after Nissen Fundoplication/Gastroparesis
My husband is 3 years post of 2 Nissen Fundoplications.  He has been battling hypoglycemia ever sisnce.  We have been in and out of ICUs and all they can do is give him Dextrose 10% IVs a few days and send him home afterwards until it happens again.  We are told it has something to do with when he eats and the food sits in his stomach a hormone or something chemical stimulates the pancreas to shoot EXCESSIVE insulin.  Our gastros can't figure it out and our endocrinologists can't either?  We are in Miami, Florida.  He is basically going into hypoglycemic comas and the glucagon does not work anymore.  I am at my wits end.  Someone out there please help....Thank you.  
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You might want to avoid foods that might trigger hypoglycemia -- these seem to be things high in simple sugars and carbs. Eat some protein with foods that have carbs so as to slow down the digestion and absorption of those carbs, and avoid sugary caffeinated drinks, for caffeine can be a real problem for people who deal with hypoglycemia. Some people find that they can stave off hypoglycemia by eating small snacks often throughout the day rather than huge meals.  
--that was copied from an answer posted by another volunteer on 7/23/2007, who is very knowledgeable on the subject of hypoglycemia.  She also suggests this website www.hypoglycemia.org/ as being very helpful.  
I am sorry that I am not being more informative but I do not know much about about hypoglycemia being a Type I diabetic.  But I hope that website will help.
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His body is having problems with proteins because you cannot absorb glucose without enzymes. This is a problem with diabetics. He has diabetes in reverse. Very common I don't understand what the problem is. Jack him up with glucose until his pancreas relaxes. No Problem.
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Check out the website: hypoglycemia.org for lots of information about hypoglycemia. It sounds as if his cause is not the usual cause, but he may be able to find some relief with the suggested dietary changes. I wish him well.
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