Blood sugar lows

Cookie Roma
By Cookie Roma Latest Reply 2011-07-12 13:42:36 -0500
Started 2011-07-07 23:44:44 -0500

I had a nasty low tonight of 37. I took care of it right away bur I have a question. What is actually happening inside me when I have a low? I mean like how are my various organs acting? If anyone knows the answer to this please let me know.

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Cookie Roma
Cookie Roma 2011-07-08 16:22:32 -0500 Report

Okay, I now believe I know what the problem. Today I did my usual lunch. I did my usual dose of levemir, novolog, and my newer dose of byetta (up to 10 2x daily ad of the 1st of July). An hour after eating my usual lunch I did my exercises. Almost as soon as I finished exercising (about an hour and a half after eating) I didn't feel right so I took my blood sugar. It was 61, not that low but too low. I drank some chocolate milk and it came up fairly fast.
When they put me on byetta the doctor said to watch for lows. If I had lows to back off my levemir. I've been on byetta for a total of 1 1/3 months. Its been doing great but I guess I'm there now. So he said to back off at a rate of 3 for 3. Starting tomorrow I must do that.

jayabee52 2011-07-08 01:29:42 -0500 Report

Well I know one thing, one's brain is starving because the brain is a glucose hog. that's why one's cognition diminishes when having a low. People sometimes get dopey, and like they're drunk because the brain is starving for food.

cavie2 2011-07-12 12:39:31 -0500 Report

Mmmm that sums up only one person that comes to my mind. Shucks a wonder who that could be

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-07-08 11:57:56 -0500 Report

Thanks, James. That would explain why my levels have remained high…no brain use.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-07-12 09:47:35 -0500 Report

I think we all guessed as much, but were too polite to let you know.

cavie2 2011-07-12 12:37:10 -0500 Report

Whit hiv a telt you aboot awe this mumbo jumbo that I don't know aboot. Explain yursel pop pop.

cavie2 2011-07-12 13:09:20 -0500 Report

Naaahhh that wiznie Scottish Jim we arnie that polite tae use the word butt we just come oot and say arse!!!