Tamra Hodge
By Tamra Hodge Latest Reply 2012-06-06 21:52:06 -0500
Started 2012-05-24 18:28:23 -0500

Does anyone get dizzy? Just wondering if this was part of diabetes
No other symptoms.

14 replies

RC12 2012-06-06 02:54:13 -0500 Report

Getting severely dizzy is how I came about being diagnosed with diabetes. Out of the blue one day my right ear got a full feeling like water, then I got so dizzy, I vomited. It eventually went away, but came back several times afterwards. Finally went to see an ENT. After the common problems were ruled out, as a last ditch effort, he ordered blood work to see if blood sugar was a factor. Results came back close to 500! Haven't had those problems since getting it under control. If I get too low, I just get weak and shaky rather than dizzy.

Young1s 2012-06-06 10:40:37 -0500 Report

I got really shaky one morning and almost started to call my doctor. Then I realized that I had taken my insulin but hadn't eaten anything afterwards. Never did that again. Don't like that feeling at all.

jayabee52 2012-06-06 18:28:03 -0500 Report

Not fun at all.

I did something that was worse, and somewhere on DC (in 2009, I believe) I tell of it.

I drew up insulin for my bride "Jem" (since she was totally blind) and unthinkingly injected it in my tummy. She was on about 70 U of NPH which was about 6 times my usual morning injection. Fortunately I realized my mistake just after injecting and we called the advice nurse and got advice to test every half hour and keep pushing carbs in me to stay ahead of the action of the insulin. Had to do that for about 8 hrs. It was kinda fun in a way, consuming all those high carb foods & drinks, but it was definitely scarey also.

Young1s 2012-05-25 10:18:39 -0500 Report

Yes. The few times that my levels have been around the mid 80's, I've found my world starting to spin. 80 isn't low but it was low compared to what my body was used to my numbers being. So it reacted to it like a low. How low are your numbers when you start to feel dizzy?

jayabee52 2012-05-24 19:58:44 -0500 Report

Howdy Tamara! Good to hear from you again!

The relpies from other folks pretty well covered the relationship of dizziness to Diabetes Mellitus (DM). However DM may not be the only reason why one may be dizzy. (I'm a blonde, so I know —- LoL!)

Seriously, I have a have a condition that occasionally when my sinusitis acts up and a lot of mucus is flowing down my throat (iike happens often during the spring with all the pollen floating around), my eustacian tubes become blocked and when I bend over or my head is in the wrong position, I get dizzy and get nauseated and need sometimes to vomit. My Dr called it "Benign Perhiperal Vertigo".

I looked up the term dizziness on google and found many articles on the topic. I selected the one from eMedicine here ~ http://www.emedicinehealth.com/dizziness/arti...

As you can see from the article dizziness could be caused by many different maladies: Heart troubles, Inner ear troubles, Blood Pressure troubles, brain diseases, endocrine disorders and the list goes on and on.

If this is a long-standing problem or is troublesome to you, I would recommend you visit with your Dr and see if he/she could find out why you are having that.

It could be nothing, or it could be the presenting problem of a much more serious condition which you would like to get on top of medically ASAP.

None of us here are MDs so we cannot diagnose you from this description. Even if we were, we'd have to see you and be able to do some tests.

I pray that it is relatively nothing to speak of, but I'd rather you check it out and be safe rather than something more serious show up for you and you would have wished you would have paid attention earlier!

Blessings to you and yours


Caroltoo 2012-05-24 19:14:23 -0500 Report

When BGs go to either extreme, the brain doesn't get enough oxygen and so we can feel faint. There are also a myriad of other reasons why you could be feeling dizzy, so I hope you have checked with your doctor also.

Not to scare you, but a friend of mine whom I haven't seen for 3 years just told me this morning that was her primary symptom of her heart missing numerous beats. She is 45 and now has an implanted pacemaker.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-05-24 19:03:48 -0500 Report

Yes, usually when bg level is dropping. But high blood pressure can do the same thing, so I have to check that as well. I also have a couple of meds that can make me dizzy, so I have to keep checks on all. I also, make sure I'm hydrated.