lightheaded and shaky after eating, BG 118

By thegizzard Latest Reply 2011-06-09 09:24:55 -0500
Started 2011-06-07 17:22:35 -0500

I posted this but can't find it now! False lows?

10 replies

PetiePal 2011-06-09 09:24:55 -0500 Report

I've heard that oral med lows are much different than insulin lows. Insulin drops you MUCH quicker. Sometimes what you eat doesn't raise you quick enough to how fast you're dropping.

Skim Milk I've heard is excellent to boost sugar as well.

majikinfl 2011-06-07 19:45:01 -0500 Report

How long after eating did you check your sugar? 118 is not low unless you are accustomed to over 300. I used to feel shaky and dizzy, lightheaded and even after eating or drinking OJ…for sometimes 2 hours or more. However, I had low lows before eating…like 35-55. At first I would get those shakes with 110 and now it is slowly decreasing. Not much info to go on here…just hang in there. Any chance you may also have High or low blood pressure?

thegizzard 2011-06-08 03:38:56 -0500 Report

I almost never get up that high (300). In fact, only once—and I had been eating marshmallows (Naughty, naughty!)which, in my experience, are a great way to bring up the BG in a h urry, but I prefer OJ. My BP is normal on meds, but every once in a while it jumps. My nephroloogist and primary watch it pretty closely. Maybe for me 200 is a high score, since I rarely even get up there u nless eating wrong. I'm going to chart it for a while, see what precipitates the shakes if I can.

thegizzard 2011-06-07 20:24:55 -0500 Report

My MD wants me to check my sugars before each meal, and says Im not ready to see an endocrinologist. my BP tends to run a little high, but is fine with my meds.

majikinfl 2011-06-07 21:24:55 -0500 Report

well normal is 70 to 110 but varies MD to MD some say 120 or 130 before meals. Morning the goal is 70-100 after not eating all night. You seem to be doing ok maybe drop some of the white bread, potatoes, pasta or just have less than you do now that would help bring sugar down. Good luck. Did MD give you a diet plan of calories or how many carbs you can have/meal or per day? That would help you out some.

thegizzard 2011-06-08 03:34:31 -0500 Report

I'm on a renal diet (sort of like a diabetic diet with more meat), so I have to be careful with potatoes, tomatoes, OJ (whimper!). Many mornings my BG is in the higher 90's, but if I test after meals it's on my own—doctor just doesn't want it, and he's a good one.lI do tend to eat late and get up early, so that might be affecting my scores. But the earlier I eat dinner, the better my score in the AM. Thanks!

majikinfl 2011-06-08 10:58:47 -0500 Report

Just remember any carbs after say 11 pm will affect you morning glucose. BUT any thing under 100 is ok…on medication and mine is mostly less than 90 but I eat a snack between 10 pm and 2 am…the later I eat the later I sleep but it does make my BS a little higher. It sounds like you are doing just fine…Keep up the good job and you will make your MD proud :-)

thegizzard 2011-06-08 11:35:15 -0500 Report

Thanks for the support. It's so helpful to talk to people who are like me! Especially since I recently changed primary doc's to the one I mentioned.

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