Those darn numbers

By MEGriff1950 Latest Reply 2011-09-12 21:50:38 -0500
Started 2011-09-12 10:38:19 -0500

I hate numbers especially with dyscalculia (dyslexia with numbers). I want to share my experiense with my blood sugars and hope this helps.
When my morning fasting bs ran between 170 and 200 my lows hit about 100 and would be severly hypoglycemic at 80. When I hit 100 I would drop to 80 in less then 10 minutes and continue to drop.
Now that my bs is under control the story is different. My morning bs runs 80 to 90 and sometimes just over 100. This morning it is 73 and I am not hypoglycemic but should eat soon. Now at this # it does not drop quickly.
Many have asked what their numbers should be. Those I feel are individualized according to what your normal is. My dr kept telling me that if I got my blood sugars under control that I would not have a problem with 70, 80 or 90. He was right.

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MEGriff1950 2011-09-12 21:50:38 -0500 Report

Those #'s got me tonight. Before dinner I wa sat 67 thought it was ok. I did not feel low so did not drink juice or do anything special. I went to the kitchen made a sandwich and salad. Shortly after I finished eating I got the sweats and fuzzy head. Go figure. Lesson learned.

realsis77 2011-09-12 15:32:27 -0500 Report

Hi before I got put on my insulin I would run 300 to 400! During my diagonis my doctor had me keep a sugar log for two months daily my evening numbers would be 300 to 400. Now that I'm on insulin in 110 to 120 if I'm above 150 I go for my sliding scale second insulin. I start feeling my lows at around 60 and I'm very low and sick at about 50. My lows are rare but if I've had to use a large amount of insulin that day then they come.when my sugar is too high I get extremely sleepy and want to sleep. I always have to force myself to inject to prevent that from happening.what brought me to the doctor was after meals I would go to sleep and could hardly be woken. I saw double and it was as if I were drunk. Now on insulin that's much better and finally I'm in control.

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