Feeling A Little in the Dark

By kaiya2465 Latest Reply 2012-06-21 19:34:45 -0500
Started 2012-06-19 18:27:02 -0500

I have been having issues with low bg levels for about 3 days now. I called the dr & he does not seem concerned… I have the shakes & a lil off kilter so what do I do now???? 60-70 are not normal for me but I am not everyone else we all are different so how does one really know for sure what is low, I don't think going by a chart is accurate?????? Any suggestions????

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Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-06-21 19:34:45 -0500 Report

When I hit the 60 to70 area a carb and protein snack seems to help raise and keep my BG leveled out. If I skip the carb portion it stays to low. If I skip the protein it goes up but then drops again real soon. Sometimes my BG drops because I have gone a little to long between eating, someimes it just seems to happen for no reason I can figure out.

cindygal1 2012-06-21 09:27:03 -0500 Report

You need to keep some orange juice on hand to drinkwhen you sugar is low. It helps bring it up. My alc was 6.1 yesterday, after my doctor changed some of my medication and my good cholestrol came up 14 points, so she is not going to change anything right now, she wants to try this new medication and see if it continues to help. After having diabetes for awhile and taking your reading you learn when your sugar is low, and when it is right. It will go up and down at times , it does for everyone. If you are under stress that will affect it also. I wouldn't worry too much about until I went to the doctor again and discussed this with him. You learn as you go.

CJ55 2012-06-21 04:56:07 -0500 Report

Hello kaiya2465.. I wish I had that problem. After 7 years of having T2 diabetes, my body tells me when my sugars are too low. For instance.. I have been up for several hours, it is 5:50 am here. I haven't eaton since 4:00pm yesterday. My blood sugar a few mins ago was 42. I knew it was low, i was shaking, and feeling "off". Over time and checking your blood sugars (bs) often you will come to know how your body is reacting. Everytime i go to the doctors I bring my meter with me. We compare readings and are always pretty close.

Nick1962 2012-06-19 19:13:32 -0500 Report

I've been having the same problem (sometimes in the 40's) Mine occur in the morning and I adjusted my late night snack a bit (more protein) and I'm back to 70-80. I saw my PCP today and he doesn't seem concerned either.
Depending on when these lows are, 60-70 isn't really anything to get worked up over unless you're doing it a lot. It could be anything from a cold or illness you just haven't felt come on, or stress, or "women's issues". The body is always changing as we age too, and it may be a reaction to your new diet. If you can definately tie the shakes and "off kilter" feeling to the lows, could be you might need a few extra carbs back in your diet.

kaiya2465 2012-06-19 19:19:47 -0500 Report

Nick1962: Thank you for your reply. My lows have been happening through out the day for the last 3 days. I get it back up to 90 where I feel good, then bam it drops again. That is what is getting me a lil concerned. I know we all have our H & L times, but this just don't seem right, but then again I am still on the learning end of things.

Nick1962 2012-06-19 19:32:03 -0500 Report

Remember, people who only test once or twice a day never see results like this, and it is a roller coaster unless you're really under tight control. Without knowing what you eat during the day, and when, it could be a combination of you're body wanting (or preparing for) a little snack, or with all the stuff going around, you may just have a cold or some other condition compromising you that you just haven't physically felt yet. Again, 60-70 isn't bad so I wouldn't wory unless you start going lower, but if it bugs you, try a snack more often. If that doesn't do it, after two weeks we can see if it's something else.

kaiya2465 2012-06-19 19:39:23 -0500 Report

I guess it is time to start keeping a "detailed" food log for awhile. Thanks lots Nick1962 much appreciated.

kaiya2465 2012-06-19 20:30:16 -0500 Report

I was keeping a food log, but not severely detailed. I have been changing some of the things I eat, like now I eat no pasta, no bread. Those are 2 items that I noticed spike my levels, still unsure about peanutbutter. Will keep you posted when I get back on the right track.

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