Just curious

sweetkyfirefly83
By sweetkyfirefly83 Latest Reply 2012-01-21 17:03:21 -0600
Started 2012-01-19 19:37:07 -0600

I was wondering if any other diabetics are having the same issue that I am. I recently noticed that I am not experiencing the notable signs of hypoglycemia. Before when my sugar hit a low level, usually under 70, I would shake, get a warm feeling throughout my body, start sweating, and light headedness. However now, I dont feel anything.


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MrsCDogg
MrsCDogg 2012-01-21 08:03:10 -0600 Report

I get the same thing at times. Most of the time now my only symptom is that I feel a little lightheaded.

Matunuckan
Matunuckan 2012-01-21 17:03:21 -0600 Report

I started getting what I call "blind sided" with low blood sugar after I turned 40 (having been Type1 since age 5). Because I continue to be brittle, I added a Continuous Glucose Monitoring System (CGMS) to my insulin pump. It alerts me when my BS gets too low or too high - I recommend it very much (it isn't perfect, but it IS an improvement. Talk to your doctor, if you have insurance. Good luck!

annesmith
annesmith 2012-01-21 01:23:03 -0600 Report

I have noticed something similar. One day I felt good as gold, took my blood sugar and it was only 58. Usually when I feel good I am around 182…182 is my best feeling. It's amazing, because I had been around 300 something earlier in the day on the day I fell down to 58. I believe I probably lucked out…usually when I go below 100, I feel bad. That's interesting. I have sneaking suspicion I have had many many lows especially while I am sleeping, and because I have been adding more protein in the evening, when I do drop, it's letting me down a lot easier. However, I have risen higher overall since adding more protein. Wow, this disease is complex…ANNE

ShellyLargent
ShellyLargent 2012-01-20 12:36:21 -0600 Report

I have the same problem. I now no longer feel the effects of hypo until I am into the 50 - 60 range. My endo told me that it's because over time, I'm building up an insensitivity to hypos. So now I make it a point to test about every 2 - 3 hours during the day and I set my alarm to go off at least once or twice at night to test (depends on how my numbers were running during the day). I'd rather wake up on my terms than not wake up at all…

Old-n-Grey-n-Wiser
Old-n-Grey-n-Wiser 2012-01-19 19:49:51 -0600 Report

I think a lot of it has to do in how fast it goes down, meaning if it drops like a rock so will you, but if you slip down slowly you might be lower than you realize which is where we can get into trouble.
Tom

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