Hyper glycemic

By 95ncountin Latest Reply 2013-04-23 16:51:49 -0500
Started 2013-04-19 19:46:06 -0500

I had another hyperglycemic episode this afternoon. They are not fun at all. The purpose of my question is to find out if others, after having a hypoglycemic episode, don't feel normal for a while. By not normal, I mean do you feel tired, lethargy, achy I have just felt crummy since that episode. I wondered if others had a common experience after a hypo episode.
Thanks for all of your sharing and information during my time here. It has been so reassuring and helpful.

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FnReese 2013-04-23 16:51:49 -0500 Report

I am confused a bit. Is this question regarding incidents of hypo (low) or hyper (high) episodes. I find that the recovery time from hypo episodes to normally be quite quick (30-60 mins). However, recovering from high spikes are more difficult and inconsistent.

tabby9146 2013-04-21 10:18:18 -0500 Report

I feel that way on occasion (used to feel that way more often before I was diagnosed) and whenever I feel like that, I check my BS and it is never really high at all, so I don't know why, maybe we all just get that way sometimes regardless? but yes, those with high numbers will get that way sometimes, and sometimes there are no symptoms at all. sometimes I just feel weakness all of a sudden, like yesterday, I checked, 125, I had eaten an hour or so before, I wanted to just rest and so I did and I felt better later. I think it is normal, to not feel normal after one many times, I learned in diabetes class and have read on here many times.

95ncountin 2013-04-19 22:41:31 -0500 Report

Well I had sugar on the brain. The first sentence should've said hypoglycemic episodes. Read right by that. Sorry for the confusion. You guys are the best.

Harlen 2013-04-19 22:30:32 -0500 Report

It takes me as long as two days to get over it.
That's why I test so much and I need to pay for my extra strips.
Best wishes

95ncountin 2013-04-19 22:39:57 -0500 Report

Thank you! I test all the time too. I have to pay extra for the strips. But I can't have anymore of these hyper incidents. I was on the couch the balance of the afternoon. I felt like a lump.

tabby9146 2013-04-21 10:20:20 -0500 Report

I hate how my ins. company has changed. I used to pay only $30 for a 3-month supply of strips, now I pay $30 per month!! on top of that, after my copay the ins. co bills me for about that same amount!! I am supposed to test once a day, but since I pay even more than that now, I can't always. also, because I am on Nexium too and pay monthly for that as well, and same thing, we pay about $30 for that, and then they bill me so it is more than that.

Scarlet03 2013-04-19 21:52:39 -0500 Report

If I eat too many carbs yes…other than that…I dont get them at all…the best thing for those episodes are to eat some protein and drink some water…it should bring your sugar down

Or if you can exercise a bit

rmklaus 2013-04-19 21:50:07 -0500 Report

I can feel not normal for a few hours. I will feel tired, cranky, and even feel like my head is in a fog. I hate it.

95ncountin 2013-04-19 21:51:16 -0500 Report

That's how I feel. I don't just "bounce back." I feel crummy for hours. I am so new to this but I'm not sure what is important and what is normal for PWD. Thanks so much.

rmklaus 2013-04-19 21:53:30 -0500 Report

We are all so different so it is hard to tell what is important. I always write down when I feel like this and then mention it to my Dr… I feel for you because it takes a lot of energy when we feel so crummy.

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