Feeling low when I'm not

By taygrace143 Latest Reply 2013-10-14 11:59:00 -0500
Started 2013-09-20 00:06:54 -0500

I am an insulin dependent diabetic and lately my blood sugars have been on the high side. But now when they are normal like 100ish I feel low and awful! Anyone have any advice on what I can do to feel better without making my blood sugar spike?

Tags: blood sugar

5 replies

taygrace143 2013-10-05 09:56:01 -0500 Report

I use a glucometer as well. It just makes me nervous when the meter reads say 85 and I feel like it should be reading 55.

Vigneswari 2013-10-05 07:47:25 -0500 Report

How do u check ur BG level…by a glucometer…I'm asking cause Glucometers show higher results than they actually are. I use Accu-check Glucometer and in the instructions I read as " The results are 11% higher". I too have same problem as you. So don't depend completely on the Glucometer readings…Depend on your body reactions i.e., symptoms of HYPOGLYCEMIA.

ShellyLargent 2013-09-20 11:19:31 -0500 Report

Because you were running high for a little bit, your body got used to that so now when you are in a normal range, your body is reacting like a low. If you keep your numbers in the normal range, the false lows should go away in a few days. I go through the same thing once in a while. You should still check your blood sugars anytime you are feeling low, just in case…

GabbyPA 2013-09-20 13:13:26 -0500 Report

Exactly! When I first started to get better numbers, I felt horrible. I would run to test and there was a 100 or something. I was happy it was not low, but kind of weirded out that it made me feel so bad. But as I got more used to better numbers, high ones would make me feel crappy. So hang in there, it will get better.

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