By rellypoo Latest Reply 2011-09-02 12:26:44 -0500
Started 2011-08-03 18:21:15 -0500

I experienced my first hypo last night after dinner. I was diagnosed 2 years ago my levels were always high, so I was shocked when it went low (3.2) I don't know what the conversion is but our healty range in Australia is between 5-7. I was also wondering can you have hypos while you are asleep?

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George1947 2011-08-04 03:27:03 -0500 Report

A rough estimate of the US values is to multiply your numbers by 18. To find your numbers from ours divide ours by 18.

I just had a dip to the mid 60's very quickly this evening… I drank a regular soda and I think it fixed it quickly… At night I use a small box of raisins. I have them next to my bed.

dietcherry 2011-08-03 19:01:37 -0500 Report

Overnight is when most of my lows happen Narelle and its especially frightening because I live alone But despite my best efforts, I just cant avoid it happening because I am Hypo Unaware. Your liver can assist you with lows by releasing glycogen but the phenomenon doesnt last forever-eventually it stops. A Continuous Glucose Monitor is very beneficial in these instances :)

jayabee52 2011-08-03 18:52:14 -0500 Report

Howdy Narelle.
Sounds frightening! Have you figured out why that happened?

Yes you can have hypos during the night, while asleep. If you go too low during the night your liver dumps glucose into your bloodstream. That is often called the "dawn effect", when you have a high fasting BG number in the AM which follows a good BG number at bedtime.



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