How low is to low!

Godsfavorite
By Godsfavorite Latest Reply 2011-09-01 21:01:02 -0500
Started 2011-09-01 14:12:30 -0500

I have just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I am doing the diet stuff (low carbs, fruit& veggies, and of course protein. I am also exercising!

Can someone please tell me how low is to low for my blood! I have awakened during the night very week and sweaty. Thinking that my level may be too low. Any suggestions?


4 replies

Harlen
Harlen 2011-09-01 17:39:37 -0500 Report

Hello
For me when it gets lower then 65 I will have a little snack something real light so as not to go high ,yo yo will make me sick.
I have done down as low as 13 but feeling like crap for three days after
Best wishes
Harlen

ShellyLargent
ShellyLargent 2011-09-01 16:18:26 -0500 Report

Do you have a blood gluciose meter? If not, then you should get one. You need to know what you're blood sugars if you're not feeling "right". Also, it makes a great tool to record your sugar levels and then you can share them with your doctor to better manage your diabetes care. To help regulate your numbers, your doctor may want to put you on medication. I've been as low as 43, but that was a horrible, horrible feeling. It might not be a bad idea to find a diabetes education class to help you better understand diabetes and how to care for yourself. Good Luck!

keith01
keith01 2011-09-01 15:24:34 -0500 Report

everyone is different.my pcp told me 70-130 was good fasting range.90-100 was perfect.he also said that below 70 was to low.eat lots of whole grains also.they are complex carbs and don't turn to sugar.if you are waking up weak and sweaty,sounds like sugar to low.talk to your doc.hope this helps.good luck.by the way welcome to D.C..you have friends here

Godsfavorite
Godsfavorite 2011-09-01 21:01:02 -0500 Report

Yes I do have a one touch ultra light meter and I have been testing now for 3 weeks (3 times day). I have also been diligent to record my numbers for my next dr's visit. When my level hit 75-80 I thought I Shula be concerNed! I had also done 60 minutes of aerobics… Maybe that had some effect? This is all very new to me. Thanks for the advice.

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