Blood Glucose

Gwen214
By Gwen214 Latest Reply 2013-04-14 01:07:02 -0500
Started 2013-04-11 16:13:43 -0500

Hello, I've been experiencing low BG that range from 46 to 77. So, now that when I hit 120 or 130, my body feels like I'm having hyperglycemia. I'm getting all the signs as if it were in the 200s. Has anyone gone through this or is going through this? Any suggestions before I see my endo? I'm on a strict meal plan due to liver issues, so eating is a challenge also.


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Gingerbutterfly
Gingerbutterfly 2013-04-14 01:07:02 -0500 Report

If you are on insulin or pills, your dosages may need to be readjusted. It seems as if you may be taking just a little too much. Also keep glucose tablets or some form of sugary snack with you, usually something around 15 carbs, then check blood sugar levels in 15 minutes when you are low. If it is still low, repeat again until you reach a normal level. Then you would need to eat something to level you out and keep your sugar from spiking and dropping quickly again. Also talk to your doctor about a glucogon kit whicj is for extremely low sugars. Hope this helps. Good luck to you

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2013-04-12 12:19:34 -0500 Report

Gwen, if I get below 80, I begin to become non-functional. What this means from previous discussions on here, is that we are all different. When I get to below 65 my world starts to go in slow motion. So I am interested in what will get posted. Jim

95ncountin
95ncountin 2013-04-11 22:20:03 -0500 Report

Huh. So if I understand this correctly, the body gets used to certain numbers. When the numbers fall below the range twitch the body is accustomed, You begin to feel hypoglycemic. Conversely, when the members go over the range torture body is accustomed you can feel hyperglycemic. Is this right?

If so, it would explain why I feel so hypo at 85. It's been a very long time since I have had steady levels under 120. When I get in the mid-80s, I start to feel ill. What you just described would explained why.

Thank you!

Stuart1966
Stuart1966 2013-04-14 00:12:31 -0500 Report

You also forget that the numbers we get are NOT veinous readings. e.g. our numbers are measurements of capillaries blood glucose, not the blood glucose from the veins…

In short, there is a delay between the readings we get and what we actually are… if we could get the vein readings we'd get more accurate numbers. Toss in the ridiculous inaccuracy of our vaunted meters… 85 could easily be 60 because of the meter inaccuracy factor. Check the FDA Gathersberg MD meetings (March 16-17, 2010)

There are a fist full of whys… <:

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2013-04-11 22:44:07 -0500 Report

Yup, our minds try desperately to make us think the usual is normal. Same as the Stockholm Syndrome (that's if I am remembering the right name), where the hostages become friends with their captors. Our mind gets used to insulin being too low and sugar too high, or the opposite and decides what is happening to the body should be happening. Also how a hot or cold day feels so different in Summer compared to Winter. I can be racing around coatless thinking it's hot out at 32 degrees after it has been in the single digits for a week in Winter. But come Summer and 55 degrees at night seems too cold after a sunny 80 plus day and I need a jacket.

sNerTs1
sNerTs1 2013-04-11 22:47:54 -0500 Report

So true is that!! And yes, you are right about the Stockholm's Syndrome. I embrace my AB-normalness so I have no sense of normalcy, I have no clue what that is LOL.

Gwen214
Gwen214 2013-04-11 20:44:37 -0500 Report

Ugh… This is so frustrating… Like always, one day at a time. I need to find that balance again. Thank you.

ShellyLargent
ShellyLargent 2013-04-11 17:09:29 -0500 Report

Yes, I get that too. I get hypoglycemic unawareness. Because my blood sugars will stay within a lower range for long periods of time (I'm in the process of losing about 60 lbs. so my insulin ratios are all screwy right now) I never feel my lows (below 60) but do feel when I'm in a higher range, like in the 100's and 120's. Your body will get used to it and will adjust itself after a couple of weeks. What I have to do once in a while is purposely push my numbers higher to "reboot" my system. Once I get used to the higher numbers, then I'm more sensitive to the lower range. Until I get used to that, then the cycle starts all over again…

Stuart1966
Stuart1966 2013-04-13 23:51:28 -0500 Report

Given your method assume you've explored-encountered the B.G.A.T. (Blood Glucose Awareness Training) by Dr, Cox's out of UVA? Never heard of symptoms needing rebooting, multiple times, sequentially at any rate. Did I read your explanation correctly ?

CJ55
CJ55 2013-04-14 00:30:34 -0500 Report

When my BG gets down to 80, I know that within 10 - 15 mins I will be at 40 or below. I have to take action otherwise the shakes start, confusion, stuttering, dizziness, sweating..etc. everyones range is different. Mine is just around 120-140. CJ