Jimminy Crickets that's a huge leap from 43 to 418!!! Are you on any meds? Certain meds can sometimes play havoc with blood sugar levels.
I hope your appointment is soon cause you really need to get that checked out. "Normal" people don't go that low unless they're on some meds or have something seriously wonky with their metabolism.
Make sure your hands are clean before you finger test and do your morning fasting test (at least 8 hours without food) and do another 2 hour post prandial test after breakfast one day, lunch the next, then dinner the next. Would be beneficial to see what you test at before bed, too. Gives an idea of what your BGLs are during the night (when you compare with the fasting test). I would also suggest, if you can, to do a 3:00am test. You're waking up with WAAAAY too low a number.
Being high is a long-term concern. Being low is an immediate concern. Call your doctor immediately if you continue to have low fasting numbers.
A few other things to be aware of:
- frequent thirst
- frequent urination
- fast weight loss/gain
- blurry eyesight
- hair loss
They could also be symptoms of a disfunctional metabolism.
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"
"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows"-Epictetus
Post Edited (Phishbowl) : 7/25/2008 5:43:59 PM (GMT-6)