how do you know reather or not your sugar is high or low?

anderson74
By anderson74 Latest Reply 2011-08-09 23:19:20 -0500
Started 2011-08-08 16:04:18 -0500

hi, this weekend i felt very bad i did not know reather or not my sugar was low or just high. i felt like i was not going to make it to the next day hour or second. do you have chills along with feeling weak like you do not have any energy my body was shakie, jittery,everything spining. what was that all about?


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RAINDANCER1950
RAINDANCER1950 2011-08-09 23:19:20 -0500 Report

GOODNESS MY FRIEND…GET THAT METER OUT AND CHECK YOUR BLOOD GLUCOSE !!! WHEN I FEEL AS YOU DESCRIBE…MY NEXT STEP IS HITTING THE FLOOR …HAVE TO EAT…NOTICED SINCE LOSEING WEIGHT…I HAVE TO EAT …OR I DROP LIKE A STONE…MY DR. JUST CUT MY DOSE OF MEDS. AGAIN…WHICH IS A GOOD THING…BUT…I ALWAYS KEEP MY METER HANDY…WHEN THAT FIRST SHAKE AND SWEATING STARTS …SURE ENOUGH…MY READING IS LOW…BELOW 70 AND LOWER…TIME TO EAT…THEN ! GOOD LUCK…WATCH YOUR READING EAT AS YOU SHOULD…SEE YOUR DR. IF YOUR STILL HAVING LOWS TOO OFTEN…

spiritwalker
spiritwalker 2011-08-09 20:21:24 -0500 Report

If there is any questions always check your bg at once. There are actions you
can take which will make a difference. If your bg is in normal range check
other possible medical conditions such as blood pressure and so on.

prowsepap
prowsepap 2011-08-09 07:47:26 -0500 Report

It might not have anything to do with diabetes you could have a pinched nerve or a blocked vein. It could be anything you should see a doctor. Make a doctor appointment and if i happens again before you see a doctor go to the ER.

MewElla
MewElla 2011-08-08 18:55:06 -0500 Report

Sounds like you were low…I get to feeling this way, I test immediately to find my bg#, drink o j, or coke to bring it back up and I get confused, headachy, blurry vision and irritated. I wait 15 min and retest again…Hope you have a bg test meter, it is vital for diabetics to test and know their #'s. Good Luck to you..

ShellyLargent
ShellyLargent 2011-08-08 16:53:56 -0500 Report

Do you have a blood glucose testing meter? If not, you NEED to get one ASAP! Any time you don't feel right and can't immediately determine what is causing it, you should test your glucose level, if nothing else other than to rule it out as a possible suspect. When my number is too high, I really don't have any physical symptoms, but I sure know when I'm too low. Sweaty, shaky, feel sick, and impaired vision. Also, remember, if you're newly diagnosed and new to treatments, your glucose was probably high for a long time before starting the treatments. Your numbers could be in a "normal" range now, but you may have symptoms of a low blood sugar because your body's not used to it yet.

anderson74
anderson74 2011-08-08 18:19:21 -0500 Report

hi Shelly , thank you for the advice on how will you know reather your sugar is high or low. i really need that advice now i know

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-08-09 11:23:08 -0500 Report

I echo Gabbys post. I felt great when I was high. No problems at all. But those high BGs really gave me a lot of painful and embarassing complications. I should have paid better attention.

Marytea
Marytea 2011-08-09 10:41:41 -0500 Report

Without a meter and testing, you really can't know whether you bg is high or low. I used to just rely on how I felt and tested out of curiosity. Feelings are not always reliable. Please do yourself a favor and be sure to test.