Reclaim your Rise Podcast

127. Break the cycle of over-treating low blood sugars (and stop gaining weight)

July 9, 2024

Joining me for a third time to discuss the habit of OVER treating low blood sugars, is author and journalist Ginger Vieira. We candidly discuss our relationships with low blood sugar, including what it feels like, the many different causes of it, the potential anxiety that comes with wearing a CGM, plus how to prevent over-treating and rage bolusing. We also talk about weight loss as a possible outcome of reducing lows and breaking the habit of over-treating them. If you’re stuck in a loop of over-treating, this episode will help you feel less alone and equip you with better strategies!

Time Stamps:  

  • (03:38) The Evolution of Ginger’s Relationship to Low Blood Sugars
  • (05:17) Reactivity and Anxiety with CGMs
  • (07:05) What Low Blood Sugar Feels Like & What Number She Feels Low At
  • (10:00) Her Experience in Over Treating
  • (13:58) The Causes of Low Blood Sugars
  • (19:39) “This is what got me to stop rage bolusing”
  • (23:47) “When you’re in a habit of over-treating lows… weight gain”
  • (25:45) Ginger’s Best Tips
  • (27:55) Lauren’s Rule to Prevent Over Treating, Mango, Glucose Tablets, & Sour Patch Kids

What to do now:

  1. Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.
  2. Learn more about our 1:1 coaching programs HERE.  
  3. Check out Ginger’s website or buy her book on Amazon. 
  4. Listen to Ginger on episode 32 (power lifting) and episode 117 (hormones, weight loss)

Disclaimer: Nothing you hear on the Reclaim your Rise podcast should be a substitute for personalized professional medical advice. Please always consult your physician or other medical professional before making any changes to your diet, insulin dosages, or healthcare plan. 

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