different kind of low sugar sypmtom

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Jeannie143
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   Posted 10/30/2007 6:34 PM (GMT 0)   
I've been helping out at my daughter's in another city while the baby is new and she is in a wheelchair. Didn't really expect to be here this long and ran out of meds, didn't have testing kit... Anyhow, hubby brought meds and supplies and I tested, thinking how busy I've been and where my sugar must have gone. I was yawning and dead tired so I was surprised to see my sugar at 67. No shakes, no hunger, just sleepy. That's a new symptom for me.

Anyone else do this when they are low?
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andrew1948
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   Posted 10/30/2007 11:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Jeannie: Once I got my blood sugars under good control, I do not get the shakes or food desires like when I was much higher. When blood sugars were running too high, anytime I dropped low I would get the shakes, dizzy and lose concentration.

Now that my sugars stay in a normal range, if they do drop down low, I do not experience any of the above symptoms.

For the past 30 days I wake up with a blood sugar reading of 80 to 89. It used to be 130 back few months ago and I would feel the symptons you described if I were to go low, but not anymore.
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Marburg
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   Posted 10/30/2007 12:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jeannie,

I would get the symptoms you described if my sugars stayed too low. I would first get shaky and dizzy when it got down to 70, then when it dropped into the 50-60's I would just be tired and sleepy. The dizziness and shakes would come back if it went any lower. The lowest reading I ever had was 42!

Marburg

Phishbowl
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   Posted 10/30/2007 2:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Hiya Jeannie,

Not sure if being Type 1 makes it different but, I seem to find it all depends on what I'm doing at the time I go low. If I go low while I'm active, I'll probably get that swaety shakes at some point, telling me I need sugar. When I test I'm usually at a pretty safe low (3.3-4.0/60-72).

If I'm lounging watching TV or reading a book, I find I can feel "strange" for a while before my brain kicks in entertains the possibility that I should test to see where I am. I often get the reading on my meter, telling me I'm low, at just about the same time my body starts to go weak and sweat & shake. I'm convinced that it's just that little bit of exertion: to get up, walk across the room and get my meter to test, that is just enough to push my body over the edge to start feeling the physical symptoms.

Not sure if this helps but it's been my experience that diabetes can throw you for a loop at any given moment. Ain't D grand?

Take care,
Kris
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Jeannie143
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   Posted 10/31/2007 11:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, y'all. I have been totally preoccupied with the new little family, and kind of let my diabetes take a back seat. Doing better now that I have my meds... (DUH!) Must be that the metformin does what they say it does. I have more energy when I take it... Can keep going up and down stairs... a lot! Had to take over the grocery shopping so I could get the foods I need and have them on hand. I think my daughter is eating better than she has for most of her pregnancy. I put her on my style of food plan plus milk or yogurt and one serving of carb per meal. She is nursing (using a breast pump because of her spinal cord injury) but the milk looks good. Baby is thriving and Grandma Bunny is getting lots of exercise!
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
~Please remember that 50% of all doctors graduated in the bottom half of their class! Yours may be one of them...
"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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