Are lows or highs more troublesome to you?

By BrownCigar65 Latest Reply 2011-07-18 04:02:14 -0500
Started 2011-07-15 18:33:59 -0500

Do lows effect you more than Highs?

13 replies

Armourer 2011-07-18 04:02:14 -0500 Report

Lows by far, my body handles highs just fine, my highest reading has meter reading "to hi." Lowest low has been 32.

2011-07-17 20:46:22 -0500 Report

Yes. As of now, I'm going through more lows then I care to. But then again I've had my share of being high. Well you guys know what I mean.

tabby9146 2011-07-17 19:43:32 -0500 Report

Since diagnosis, over 2 1/2 years ago, I have never had a VERY high reading, so I only dealt with lows. the lowest I remember was 70. I start to feel it at that number and I get dizzy or light headed, and sometimes tremble just a bit, probably have gone lower than that when I was on Metformin. Before I was diagnosed, I would have loved to have known just how high my numbers were. Also, just what my lowest was. The only "spells" I ever had, before diagnosis, were very dizzy, trembling, nervous kind of feeling. I am pretty sure most of the time when I felt bad, it ws a low. I know the symptoms of a high can be thirsty, tired, other things. I had a couple of really bad days back then that scared me to death. one time, my neighbor said my face was pale and that was a few days before my doc appt. I wll never forget that, the way I felt, it was scary and it took a good hour before I felt like myself again. She had fixed me some ginger tea.

Somoca 2011-07-16 20:48:08 -0500 Report

Highs are the worse. My body can't handle. Its like being tipsy and I hate it.

2011-07-17 20:54:30 -0500 Report

For me Somoca I can handle the highs. It's the lows that my body can't handle. I get so dizzy, it's hard 4 me to walk. I start crashing into things. It's like I'm drunk!!

lori2010 2011-07-16 19:48:32 -0500 Report

Lows are worse to me than highs. Sometimes my sugar will drop into the 20's so quickly, then I'll feel horrible the rest of the day.

MoeGig 2011-07-15 22:16:55 -0500 Report

The lows are way more difficult for me because after 46 years, I don't see them coming; so, I have to test quite often during the day; otherwise, I just pass out…not good when you're doing something like…driving your car. Highs I can easily take care of with a shot of Humalog. My mantra to avoid all this is to maintain a minimum/low carb diet so I can live off my Lantus and avoid (for the most part) having to take any/much Humalog; because, a Lantus low is less acute and more manageable than a Humalog low which hits you like a stick of dynamite if you guess wrong. (Have I totally confused everyone?)

Darrin D
Darrin D 2011-07-15 22:03:12 -0500 Report

The highs or worst for me. Mainly because it takes a while to drop back down. The lows are not so great either. Just that I can get my b/s up faster than I can get it down.

Harlen 2011-07-15 20:45:20 -0500 Report

Highs are easy to deal with but a low will take me a day or so to get over
Best wishes

KatSchill 2011-07-15 20:38:32 -0500 Report

My highs bother me more than my lows. I have only had one low reading which was still in the normal range (80). When I see that my blood sugars are elevated it makes me feel like I am failing. I am 24 and so overwhelmed that sometimes I feel like giving up is the better option than micromanaging insulin every 2-4 hours.

jayabee52 2011-07-15 19:17:21 -0500 Report

Highs have been more troublesome for me because I really haven't had that many lows at all. I only remember being low once at the BG level of 40, and that's been so long ago I don't remember what alerted me that I was low. I may have had lows at other times, but I was unaware of them.

My highs however, were also not all that high and I really didn't feel those either, but I feel the complications from having the elevated Blood glucose readings.

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