I'm a type 2 diabetic and I do not have a fat belly. If your waist measurement is equal to or larger than your hips, you are setting yourself up for health problems. Not just diabetes, but heart problems, digestive problems, etc. Extra weight in the middle puts a strain on all your organs. This does NOT mean that you will get them, though, just like being thin doesn't mean you won't get these problems..
With hypoglycemia, you do eat a lot of protein but it doesn't have to be meat. There are other sources of protein like cheese, cottage cheese, eggs and nuts. You should also be eating a lot of fiber to help stabilize your blood sugar level. Fiber doesn't always come from bread or whole grains; raw veggies and some fruits have a lot of fiber too. When I had hypoglycemia, apple slices with peanut butter was a great snack. The apple provided the healthy carbs and fiber and the peanut butter provided the protein.
at 9:13 PM on May. 13, 2009