Cookie Roma
By Cookie Roma Latest Reply 2011-05-11 13:10:32 -0500
Started 2011-05-08 21:19:42 -0500

Not infrequently, I get sort of shaky. This is my bs dropping too low, I've tested. It does feel like I'm really nervous and anything can upset me. Anyone have any ideas? Sure is yucky.

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edvel54 2011-05-11 13:10:32 -0500 Report

I too get lows especially morning lows, when I do I get CRANKY.. I find that if I have a bedtime snack, it seems to help. I have found something likes a Fiber Plus snack bar works wonders. It brings my sugars back up a.s

Nonna2Three 2011-05-09 09:53:16 -0500 Report

I too get the shaky, anxious, jittery and easily irritated feeling when my sugar gets too low (hypo). It use to happen more often, but now that I better understand it I don't have as many hypo experiences. What I learned is my best tool is to eat something every 4 hours or so. And it is rarely ever a big meal. I eat smaller portions and eat more frequently. this keeps the sugar from dropping too low.

Before I was diagnosed and had some understanding of the issue I had them a lot more frequently, but now that I know I have made breakfast a daily meal, whereas before I hardly ever ate breakfast. But most of my hypo experiences occurred in the late morning - too late for breakfast and too early for lunch. Once I added break=fast daily those hypo's no longer happen.

I did start a hypo yesterday, but now that I know how to recognize them I immediately ate something and that stopped it. But yesterday's was later in the day and was the result of the Mother's Day family gathering - I found too few things that fit my new diet plan, and being a "picky eater" those things that might have been acceptable for a Diabetic were foods i just do not eat. So, I had very little for lunch and was still out of pocket at snack time (not realizing the day would be as long as it ended up being I failed to carry an emergency snack) so by the time I got home I was feeling the start of a hypo. Lesson learned - even if I think we will be just a few hours I will need to carry my back-up snack.

But bottom line for me is - smaller meals more frequently - that holds off the hypos.

Harlen 2011-05-08 22:00:21 -0500 Report

When you count carbs count the net carbs if two hr after you have eaten it is still up high then your ratio of insulin to carb is off or you didnt count all the carbs ?
Its a job to get all this down and it takes time.
Best wishes

Cookie Roma
Cookie Roma 2011-05-08 21:55:36 -0500 Report

Can someone explain this? I tested before I eat dinner (110 bs). I took me insulin . Dinner was only 400 calories, 90fat calories, 40 carbs and 2 sugar. When I tested a couple of hours later my bs was 225. WHAT????

kdroberts 2011-05-09 10:03:38 -0500 Report

Basically you are eating more carbohydrate than your body can utilize. Insulin is really a guessing game initially and until you and your doctor experiment with the amount it probably isn't right, especially if you are taking a flat dose with meals.

jayabee52 2011-05-09 05:50:05 -0500 Report

There could be any number of factors which might raise your BG# that high, Cookie.

You MIGHT be fighting an infection - even one of which you are not aware. Your liver dumps glucagon to help your body fight it — which raises your numbers. That's only one possible scenario.

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