Seems like I've been making a lot of discussions... But,

By JoshSoccer4 Latest Reply 2011-08-10 16:01:45 -0500
Started 2011-08-08 22:41:02 -0500

sometimes I will get the symptoms of being low,(shaky, hungry) I will check and I will be in the 100's. I know that it can sometimes be when you drop from a really high number to a decent one, but mine aren't like that. It happened today a half an hour after eating. I had a good number when I started the meal too. What does this mean? Is this bad?

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anderson74 2011-08-09 16:33:37 -0500 Report

this is happen to me as well so what i did was drunk some orange juice waited 30 to 45 mins and check my suger it was fine.hopefully i was not doing that wrong cause i am new at this.

jayabee52 2011-08-09 16:58:20 -0500 Report

Angel, generally the way to bring your BG numbers up is the rule of 15s.

15 grams of carbs,

wait 15 minutes and test.

if you don't raise signifigantly repeat the process till you do.

You did OK, Angel! You're still breathing! That's the important thing! Not slavishly following some rule. The only way to tell if you did something wrong is if you stop breathing. Situations like that come on fast and unexpectedly. It's just great that you recognized it and reacted appropriately.

rayfamily 2011-08-09 22:00:20 -0500 Report

I've been Type 1 for 11 years & just learned the rule of 15's about a month ago! Sometimes, eating the 15 grams of carbs & waiting 15 minutes feels like hours! When my sugar is low, I just want to eat until the feeling goes away (which 99% of the time leads to extreme highs!) I'm still learning too!

Melisa S
Melisa S 2011-08-09 12:33:03 -0500 Report

Hi JoshSoccer4,

The reason this is happening is because of the rapid drop in your blood sugar. What likely happened is that after eating your sugar rapidly shot up and then due to the active insulin in your body your sugar rapidly crashed back into the normal range. This is often a result of a high carb (simple carbohydrates) meal. Eating protein and fiber in every meal will reduce the rapid change in your sugars after a meal.

The reason that you feel low is due to adrenaline release from the rapid change in your sugar. Adrenaline is also released when you have a true low blood sugar. That is why you feel low even though your sugar is normal!

GabbyPA 2011-08-09 08:40:51 -0500 Report

What is your typical range? Sometimes when we are new to diabetic care, our numbers are used to being high and a lower number even though it is not "low" makes us feel funny. If you continue to have problems with it, I would call your doctor and see if there needs to be an adjustment made in your treatment plan.

JoshSoccer4 2011-08-09 09:17:00 -0500 Report

I have been diagnosed for a long time now. My usual numbers are from 100-200.

GabbyPA 2011-08-09 09:26:25 -0500 Report

It sounds like you may want to talk to your doctor then.

RAYT721 2011-08-09 20:34:01 -0500 Report

I would second the opinion of getting a doctor in the loop on the feelings you're getting and especially if you have not seen a doctor in a while. Make sure to get a recent a1c which can diagnose issues of both highs and lows during a whole period rather than just when you're testing or not. I usually test "normal" but my a1c has gone from 6.5 to 6.8 with no real alteration to my lifestyle. It may be time for a medication checkup.

RAYT721 2011-08-09 20:35:38 -0500 Report

Oh, and don't worry about how many discussions you start or add to. We are here for you and we appreciate that you are here for us. We don't limit discussions and always glad to hear from you whether it's to share good news, bad news or no news. We are friends.

George1947 2011-08-09 00:03:10 -0500 Report

I've done that myself and it could be a form of reactive hypoglycemia. We eat and our bodies kick in a bit too much insulin and we have a quick drop but not a huge drop… at least that's my theory.

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