According to the American Diabetes Association, 30.3 million Americans have diabetes and another 84.1 million American are at risk with pre-diabetes or elevated blood glucose.
Because of this, our attention has been concentrated on treating high blood glucose while largely ignoring other blood sugar disorders. Poor eating habits, the addition of unhealthy ingredients, increased stress and poor sleeping habits has led to the increased incidence of this underappreciated blood sugar disorder: reactive hypoglycemia.
Individuals with reactive hypoglycemia can often have symptoms that include: headaches, increased irritability, difficulty concentrating, palpitations, light-headedness, fatigue, anxiety, excessive sweating or urination, leg cramps, dizziness and clamminess. Other symptoms can be related to eating. Patients I see with this diagnosis often feel more tired after meals, feel “sick” when they either miss a meal or if a meal is delayed.
Dr. Berkowitz will discuss how to identify this disorder, understand why it happens and implement strategies to successfully combat this disorder.
The presentation will be followed by a multi-course, low glycemic dinner created by Chef David Bouley and a corresponding wine program by Beverage Director Adrien Falcon.