Low Sugars

By Roe72 Latest Reply 2013-09-19 22:14:58 -0500
Started 2013-09-17 16:47:40 -0500

I am freaking out a little. My blood sugars are dropping low, I have left a message for my doctor but no word yet. Please can anyone just give me suggestions on what to do to bring the number up quickly? I had a very bad scare the other day that left me totally freaked out, I usually have high blood sugars and now they are low, so confused.

5 replies

Type1Lou 2013-09-18 14:45:29 -0500 Report

My best suggestion would be to keep some glucose tablets on hand. They are a fast-acting carbohydrate. Fast-acting carbs bring your blood sugar back the quickest. Each tablet is about 4 grams of carb; eat 3 or 4 tablets, then wait 20 minutes to test again before eating any more. (I know, you just want to keep eating and eating until you feel better but you need to wait.) I hate the taste of the glucose tabs (any flavor) but I'm not tempted to eat them when I shouldn't. You can buy them in most pharmacies or Walmart.

lcf74 2013-09-17 18:20:41 -0500 Report

I drink apple juice. Keep boxes of it just for lows. Try not to drink more than 15 carbs no matter how low I might be. We are all so different.

Kirk H
Kirk H 2013-09-17 17:26:01 -0500 Report

Without knowing how low your number was a couple suggestions is a piece of candy or some juice…but you did the right thing by contacting your doctor.

Roe72 2013-09-17 17:42:14 -0500 Report

Sorry about that, Saturday my sugar dropped to 62 and today at work it was 69. I get really hot and I have been dealing with a very bad headache and I get sweaty. Saturday it was awful it came on very suddenly, and I ended up getting sick in my car and it was just a mess.

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