How low is low for type 2 diabetic?

pipster
By pipster Latest Reply 2011-07-13 22:27:44 -0500
Started 2011-07-13 12:04:46 -0500

Am wondering how low is too low for a type 2 like myself. Thanks in advance for any answers..pipster..


12 replies

50Jewels
50Jewels 2011-07-13 22:07:23 -0500 Report

Thanks for asking this question. I didn't know myself becasue I am fairly new too. Welcome to the group.

Cookie Roma
Cookie Roma 2011-07-13 20:57:55 -0500 Report

Having a real bad low now. 39 but coming back up. First time it affected my eye sight. Crap. I'm shaking real bad!

Cookie Roma
Cookie Roma 2011-07-13 22:20:48 -0500 Report

My numbers a back up. That was by far the scariest low I've had. This served to reinforce my feelings that when these things bad with my diabetes I'm really on my own. This low has left me with a bad head ache and a depressing feeling.

CaliKo
CaliKo 2011-07-13 22:27:44 -0500 Report

I'm sorry you are feeling bad, but glad your numbers are back up. Hopefully you can get a good night's sleep and feel better tomorrow.

gbc43
gbc43 2011-07-13 18:33:29 -0500 Report

Each person is different , I get the shakes about 75 and if Iam sleeping I wake up .
For people doing a scope ask your Dr. if you should stop or just take half your meds .
When people set you up for tests make sure they know your Diabetic . As for low BS number don't think - 8oz regular pop and food bread and cheese .

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-07-13 17:50:32 -0500 Report

I have been low as 40 once but it has been a long time ago. I don't remember what alerted me to the low.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-07-13 17:11:40 -0500 Report

I was to 72 today and knew I was in trouble. Was in the beginning stages of being able to think clearly. I was 119, 30 minutes before. When I get to 80, I begin to get concerned. At 72, I overdosed on the recovery and shot it to over 200.

granniesophie
granniesophie 2011-07-13 22:17:29 -0500 Report

I went down to 56 today-got the shakes real bad-Why is it we are perfectly fine one minute, asnd then go way low the next?? Then I overcompensated on OJ and shot up to 152! So, I guess I'm not the only one who gets like that!
I wonder what damage we do inside when we have lows?

lmkilday
lmkilday 2011-07-13 15:28:43 -0500 Report

Mine was 66 before dinner last night and I didn't feel any different than I do when my reading is over 100. I've received info that readings should be between 70 and 100 and other times I'm told it should be between 70 and 125.

RAINDANCER1950
RAINDANCER1950 2011-07-13 13:18:44 -0500 Report

BEING FROM A LARGE FAMILY WITH MANY MEMBERS HAVING DIABETES…IT VARIES…I AM SHAKEY…WEAK …FEELING FAINT…UNABLE TO THINK CLEARLY AT ABOUT 55 OR 60…HAVE PASSED OUT WHEN I GET ALITTLE LOWER THAN THAT…WHILE MY SON , GETS TO THE 70 RANGE AND BEGINS TO HAVE PROBLEMS…MY COUSIN GETS BELOW 70 AND SHE TOO IS SO EFFECTED SHE CAN NOT FUNCTION…MY SOLUTION HAS BEEN EATING 6 LITTLE MEALS A DAY , WHEN I HAVE THE TIME AND AM A HOME…ALWAYS KEEPS ME GOING WITH OUT , HIGH OR LOW SPIKES…DIFFERENCES IN FOLKS CAN MAKE YOUR BODY ACT DIFFERENTLY FROM OTHERS…YOU START FEELING WEIRD…WEAK…SHAKEY…IRRATATED…ETC…CK YOU GLUCOSE AND EAT IF IT S BELOW 70…THATS MY DOCTORS BASELINE…YOUR DOCTOR MAY REQUEST A DIFFERENT LEVEL FOR YOU…GOOD LUCK

CaliKo
CaliKo 2011-07-13 12:23:44 -0500 Report

Welcome to the site. Probably also depends on whether you are taking glucose lowering drugs. I'm T2, diet and exercise controlled. It's common now that my numbers are under control for me to see 78 before meals. The lowest I have seen is 68, but I felt shakey and stupid. My numbers usually vary from 90-130. My CDE information says to eat 15 gram of fast carbs if you see 70 or lower. Wait 15 minutes, and eat 15 more if it hasn't gone up to 90 or so.
If you are a new diabetic and bringing your numbers down, you may experience some of the shakey sick feelings of low glucose even when your numbers are solidly in target ranges. This is just an adjustment period as your body gets used to lower numbers. You may want to borrow a few carbs from your next meal or snack to feel better, but it may not need to be as much or fast carbs if your numbers are okay. Always carry something with you so you don't find yourself far from home and feeling dazed and confused.
Good luck.

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