Are lows or highs more troublesome to you?

BrownCigar65
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
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
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
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
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
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
Harlen 2011-07-15 20:45:20 -0500 Report

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

KatSchill
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
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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