Feeling low

By riquelskyy Latest Reply 2011-09-11 03:32:33 -0500
Started 2011-09-10 17:39:57 -0500

When I feel low I get all the symptoms. From the shakes to the sweating. It really feel like I'm dying. Any who I usually take 4 glucose tablets or orange juice and 15 minutes later I still feel low and my BS goes up a little by like 5 numbers. Does anybody else have this problem? HELP PLEASE

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riquelskyy 2011-09-11 03:32:33 -0500 Report

Thank you guys for your response. Wellcmy lowest is like 54-74 And it's usually during the night and if it's during the day it starts when I'm having a panic attack I'm still learning how to control them.

George1947 2011-09-11 02:26:41 -0500 Report

I usually wait about 20 minutes, but it also helps if you can control the "panic" feelings you get when low. How low are you when you feel this way? I don't usually feel a low unitil I'm south of 50, but I occasionally feel them when I'm not really low but my BG is dropping fast. I had one of those fast drop lows tonight but it passed guickly as my food digested and got into my body! :)

Harlen 2011-09-10 19:26:41 -0500 Report

I too had that problem but only when I was new
Like every one sed test test test
What where your numbers when feeling this way ??
I fined that peanutbutter on crackers works best for me ?? try it
Best wishes

MEGriff1950 2011-09-10 17:59:16 -0500 Report

Riquelskyy, I agree with jayabee too. Keep checking your blood sugar every 15 minutes. For me OJ works great and usually takes only 2 depending on how low I am. I have learned that when I start to feel hungry my sugars are getting near hypoglycemia. I need to add here I have nerve damage in my back that affects my ablility to feel hunger or being full. How often are you getting these lows? Are you type 1 or 2? Maybe you have some other trigger of when you are approaching hypoglycemia. Headache?

jayabee52 2011-09-10 17:50:08 -0500 Report

My Jem had that problem. When she was low she was just frantic for carbs. Unfortunately she would eat a lot of carbs, and then she'd wake me up. Once she woke me up — at my insistence — when she felt low. we did the rule of 15s and we brought her up safely without overdoing it.

Just repeat the rule of 15s until you meter tells you that you are "normal" again. You may have