Highs, Lows, How do you feel?

By Turtle Latest Reply 2012-12-03 22:25:59 -0600
Started 2012-11-02 23:00:46 -0500

How do you feel during highs and lows? Think about it for a minute before you answer. I have discovered that I feel all the same yucky feelings either way. The biggest difference for me is that when I get realy low, my head gets increasingly mixed up. My head feels like one feels with a spinning head. It gets difficult for me to think and work my way thru issues, the lower I get. That is the outstanding difference of the two for me. Otherwise, the symptoms are all pretty much the same., shaky, sweating. unable to make a good decision myself, the list goes on and on.

So, how do you feel?

12 replies

Mr. A1c
Mr. A1c 2012-12-03 22:25:59 -0600 Report

Low=delirious, sweaty, edgy. High = stuffy, flu-like, the increased urination of course, sometimes sweaty also. The older I get the harder it is to tell the difference, because of habituation. The better your control, the better the sensitivity to these feelings.

Pludy 2012-11-05 09:45:24 -0600 Report

When my blood sugar is low, i am sweting and shaking. My eyesight changes and i see floaters. It is really hard to test my BS and find glucose tablets at that time. When it is high i am really cranking.

nanagramma 2012-11-04 04:20:06 -0600 Report

When I am low I also feel disconnected, can't focus on any one thing, and my hands get ice cold, and I feel shaky. When I am running high I feel hot. I get headaches with both extremes. It's nice to talk to others who understand!

mommyr3m2 2012-11-03 22:44:13 -0500 Report

This is one of the things we have had so much trouble with. When we took Ryan to the hospital he was 980 and other than being very lethargic we had no clue. Since his diagnosis 2 months ago we have noticed he gets crabby when he is high, but have no idea that he feels any different when he is low.

Turtle 2012-11-03 23:01:46 -0500 Report

Sounds like you have some patterns to go by. As you begin to put the pieces of the mystry puzzle together, you will soon have the picture put together. Good job of noticing the pieces and how they are different!

tabby9146 2012-11-03 17:34:59 -0500 Report

since diagnosis, nearly 4 years ago, I have not had any highs that I know of, each time I have checked, the numbers have never been real high at all, and looking back, before diagnosis, I am pretty sure all of the symptoms I had were of lows, I was shaky, nervous, light headed, sometimes actually dizzy. Since then, nearly 4 years ago now . I have only had low symptoms every now and then usually subtle. I know lows can make you irritable too. yes, disconnected is another good way to describe it.

Turtle 2012-11-03 23:08:53 -0500 Report

Yes, disconnected is a good word for both lows and hi's. Has your a1c been pretty consistant? No need to answer, It is just something to think about. Tonite, I got really sweaty, I checked as that is a clue for me that either I am low or hi…yup, way hi for me. I needed insulin and fast. After the shot, I cooled off and began to feel better within about 20 min.

tabby9146 2012-11-04 15:50:15 -0600 Report

sorry Turtle. I can't complain at all. My a1cs have all been very good, except I have not had one done in almost a year now, I had 3 so far, 2 6 months apart after diagnosis, and then one other. I expect it will be good as my numbers are good, they have gone up some, at times, but still good. hope this will not keep happening to you

Roy531 2012-11-03 07:20:18 -0500 Report

After I was diagnosed if it went low I would get very shakey, so shakey could not hold anything, now I never know it is too low until I check my BS and then I am surprise to see it low. If it goes too high I get so sleepy can't keep my eyes open. My lowest was 40 and that was at bedtime and no indicators of it being low.


Turtle 2012-11-03 23:13:21 -0500 Report

Wow, goodthing you are not going to bed on a 40! I have to check before bed. Sometimes I am low, other times I am hi and now nand then, I am actually ok. Right now, I am real shakey due to a med. I am on and I am trying to figure it out with my dr. sox I can get off some of these darn meds. I am on!

eristar 2012-11-03 06:49:28 -0500 Report

When I'm low, I feel very woozy and disconnected. I also get pretty crabby. My adult kids are getting pretty good at being able to tell when I've gotten low. Highs are another story; don't really get much in the way of symptoms, and am always amazed when I test and discover that I'm way above what I want to be!

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