Low blood sugar

By dagger1234 Latest Reply 2013-12-10 10:50:46 -0600
Started 2013-12-09 13:25:39 -0600

Two days ago and today, my blood sugar went way down. From its usual 160's down to 80 and 90's. I know it's the norm levels but I get so shaky I can't even function. Today I was a 96 even after I ate! I took a glouclose tablet and took 4 big sips out of a coke and now I feel better. I just think that it's because I'm going to start work again and I switched my insulin time because my doctor said it was okay it it's totally messing with me. Has this happened to anyone before and what do you do about it? Usually when I'm shaky etc, my blood sugar really isn't that low.

5 replies

DulaxTrainer 2013-12-10 10:50:46 -0600 Report

For me the lowest I've ever hit was a 29, and I was shaky as all get out. If I can stay in the range of 80 - 110 that is actually a good reading for me

dagger1234 2013-12-10 00:21:40 -0600 Report

Thanks for the advice guys! I'm going to just stick to my 12:00pm insulin. Im not switching it anymore. It messed with me too bad before I went to work. I also didn't have a good day. I'm thinking if I should even write about it. Sighs*

jaydoubleyou23 2013-12-09 21:40:13 -0600 Report

That happened to me all the time when I was on injections. I definitely wouldn't mess with the insulin times too much because that's kind of what made my levels out of control.
When this happened, I made sure I ate three meals a day with the under 15 carbs snack in between breakfast and lunch, and lunch and dinner. Made me feel a whole lot better! Hope you figure it out soon.

Sherelle112 2013-12-09 17:17:05 -0600 Report

I think it also depends on if you're normally high. If your norm is 160 then 80 is low to your body! I get in the 70s & feel fine. 60s is when I feel off. I'm guessing once your BG is lower on a regular basis you won't feel shaky in the 90s!! Good luck!!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-12-09 13:36:56 -0600 Report

Since diabetes can have different effects on different people, the scientific "normal" can be different for each person. I don't have a problem with low until it is in the 80's. I have had fasting test results between 95-100 and I don't feel low. To keep from having the lows, you have to eat regular meals and include snacks.

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