blood sugar levels dropping

By Leslie1963 Latest Reply 2011-06-09 13:13:18 -0500
Started 2011-06-08 21:25:26 -0500

I was diagnosed with type 2 over a month ago now. I've been on 500mg Metformin for 2 weeks. Before that, I had started dieting. Cut all sugary anything out of my life. We're following the Mediterranean diet due to a diagnosis of high cholesterol as well for both of us. My fiance is not Diabetic though. So, now, I feel like my levels might be getting too low? But, I'm not sure really. All day today, I've just not felt right. Today before eating lunch my hands were shaking. But I didn't think anything about it, until after I ate. I checked my blood 30 minutes after eating and it was 103, which it's not been that low in a while. So, is the medicine working, the dieting working? Or are they working "too much"? I've had a dull headache all day, and every time I bend over I get dizzy. I just checked it a few minutes ago, and it was 94, and my supper wasn't the healthiest it could have been. So right now I'm drinking a regular (gasp) pepsi and going to check it again in a few minutes. Any ideas, anyone out there??

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Leslie1963 2011-06-09 13:13:18 -0500 Report

Thanks yall! That's what I was thinking, that these numbers weren't "too low", but for what my numbers had been, they were. I just felt so weirdly bad, if that makes sense, that it kinda scared me. And, I guess, since I'm so new to all this doesn't help much either. And today, I feel much better. I checked levels this morning, before eating, and it was 126. Haven't checked it again yet. But, not feeling woozy and dizzy either. I'm also stoked about trying a new recipe tonight for supper too. If it turns out well, I will share!

jayabee52 2011-06-09 07:10:46 -0500 Report

Howdy Leslie!
When your Blood Glucose numbers ("BG#s") are consistently high all the time your body kinda gets used to the higher numbers, and when you bring them down toward normal your body gets what I call "false lows". My bride "Jem" had regluar BG#s of 200 to 300s and when we worked on bringing her BG#s down she would get those false lows and she would be ravenous! It was hard keeping her from eating a lot of things she shouldn't have had.

BG#s of 103 and 94 aren't lows. True lows start below a reading of 70. May I suggest that you keep a close watch on your BG#s and if you go below 70 then you can eat/drink NO MORE than 15 g of carbs, wait 15 min, and test your BG# again. If it hasn't risen above 70, repeat the cycle until you are above 70.

That way you don't get on the BG# roller coaster, like Jem used to do. That was not fun. Hang in there Leslie! Once your body gets accustomed to the lower BG#s you'll know when you get low.

It seems that your combination of meds and dieting is working! That's wonderful!

Praying that you'll be able to keep up the good work and that you stay off the BG#s roller-coaster!


alanbossman 2011-06-09 06:42:08 -0500 Report

Alot of times when you have high blood sugar levels for a period of time the lower the sugar can sometimes feel like you are to low.The numbers you show are not low a 94 reading is not low a low would be 70 or lower.Your body needs to adjust to the lower blood sugar numbers it will take time for your body to adjust. Everything you are doing is great just give your body time to adjust to the your blood sugar numbers.

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