My sugar drops low at night and i wake up to hunger pains!!

By 2manypricks Latest Reply 2012-04-23 10:23:45 -0500
Started 2012-04-20 13:36:34 -0500

I eat good and even when i don't this has been happening to me for 3 nights now. I even over ate carbs and it still did it. Could i be pregnant im always hungry?! Really frustated and confused and my doctor has not gotten back to me yet typical Friday for her grrrrr!

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locarbarbie 2012-04-21 10:58:52 -0500 Report

I know it sounds crazy but I am never really "hungry" when I am eating low carb, higher protein, higher "good" fats. But when I when I eat the wrong foods, ie: simple carbs, I am starving with hunger pangs. I noticed this years ago before I was diagnosed with diabetes. I had started on an Atkins diet and began to realize that I would only feel hungry when I had eaten more carbs than I should.

jayabee52 2012-04-20 13:59:59 -0500 Report

Are the carbs you ate simple or complex? Simple carbs = white bread white rice, white potatoes, most cookies, most candies, anything which may cause a sharp rise in your Blood Glucose (BG) levels with a corresponnding sharp drop. Complex carbs are digested more slowly and may raise your BG levels but not quite as sharp. Have you tried eating a protein before your bed? It might slow your metabolizing of carbs even further, and you might feel fuller longer.

I really cannot speak to the question of pregnancy. It could be possible.

Blessings to you and yours!


2manypricks 2012-04-20 19:37:42 -0500 Report

The first day this happen i had steak,rice, beans,side salad, and, a slice of bread. That night i did not use my insulin. But I am gonna try eating before bed. Strikes me odd as Ive never had this before and this is my 7th year being a type 2. Scary that i could never wake up :/ Thx for your prompt response (hugg)

jayabee52 2012-04-20 23:10:08 -0500 Report

I don't want to be too nosy, but was the rice, white rice, and was the bread white bread or a "wheat" bread which had little to no whole wheat components in it? If they were (simple carbs), you there may be a part of your problem, but certainly not the whole problem. I didn't mean to scare you!

2manypricks 2012-04-20 13:42:11 -0500 Report

Wake up to it being 79 or 82 and im starving! Could i be pregnant?!

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-04-20 23:37:07 -0500 Report

You are still in the normal range. Do you take insulin only at night(Lantus)? You may need to adjust the amount you take. As far as being pregnant, only you would know if that is possible. Try a home pregnancy test if you can't wait until drs hours next week. There are many reasons for being hungry, high bg, boredom, emotional eating, pregnancy, not eating right portions, etc. Are you having high bg during the day, as that can make you hungry. It is possible that you are running high until the night dose which brings the bg numbers down, if you do indeed take insulin only at night. I also don't know if you take any other diabetes medicine, so this is just one scenario.

Did the dr give you a list of bg numbers to stay in, such as 70-130 or 80-125/130? I am type 1 always insulin user and my number to stay in is the 80-125, of course with meals it will go up for a couple hrs then drop.

You may want to look at the symptoms for low bg and high bg to see where you fall and know how to correct it. Good luck

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-04-22 01:32:35 -0500 Report

I just saw it posted anonymously and I didn't mean for it to do so. I was tired and most likely was clicking and deleting something and hit it by mistake? Having vision issues so forgive any spelling errors:)

jayabee52 2012-04-23 01:11:18 -0500 Report

do you know that you are able to undo the annon posting. You can click on the edit function on your own posting and when your post comes up you can un check the annonymous box. Your screen name should reappear once the check box is empty for "Post Annonymously"

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-04-23 10:23:45 -0500 Report

Thanks!! I did not know that and just tried it and it fixed it. I don't even know it posted that way until next day as I hit post and left page.

Ok, now I have learned something new today, so I'm starting it off in a good way.
Thanks for being awsome:)

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