the LOWEST ever after eating. its a 72. should i be worried?

By dagger1234 Latest Reply 2014-01-05 10:14:41 -0600
Started 2013-12-12 18:31:05 -0600

reminder, i am new to all of this. I am still feeling constantly shaky. I ate three times already (not yet hungry), but i noticed my #'s are dropping drastically. I guess the extra meds they gave me is working(glipizide). I should also mention, today is my 2nd day of quitting smoking. and i know smoking plays a role in insulin resistance so maybe the no smoking+pills are working… still worried. ive been googling help but no avail… i know 72 is good because its under the 180 after eating but i shouldnt be feeling shaky still.

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kdc53 2014-01-05 10:14:41 -0600 Report

I agree with an earlier response. Aware…if it goes below, eat a glucose tablet(s).

Anonymous 2013-12-25 14:50:38 -0600 Report

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Anonymous 2013-12-25 14:46:27 -0600 Report

I know each story is personal, and each of us is different; but…
Yes! Be very afraid! Go to your Dr. *TOMORROW, if you haven't already.
For me, 72 **BEFORE eating would send me to cookie jar, after good meal & before (maybe) calling Dr. (not "yelling" AT you, just "yelling"—limited options here—no bold type, & I can't stress this enough.

Rebelove 2013-12-18 17:08:23 -0600 Report

Welllllllllll…maybe not 'worried', per say, but definitely aware. You know what to do to raise your blood sugar…have some carbs, fruit, or whatever. I think you should notify your doctor, not just about your numbers, but also about how and what you are feeling when you are having these low numbers, and what you ate shortly before you tested. There are many reasons for these low blood sugar results, and, since I'm not a doctor, I hesitate to lead you down what may prove to be the wrong path. But I will suggest this: Keep a log of exactly what you ate and when, exactly what medicines you took and when, and what your blood sugar levels are, every time you check them. Its a big, fat pain in the a__, but it might help your doctor figure out what's wrong.
Please keep me posted…I care! :)

dagger1234 2013-12-18 17:10:05 -0600 Report

I keep beating my records for low #'s huh? I was a 58 earlier…ate some beef stroganoff, a cup of milk and a banana. So hopefully that don't sky rocket it ahh

dagger1234 2013-12-12 23:17:03 -0600 Report

I drank some coke and had a sweet popsicle. And going to eat some deep fried fish and some brown rice. Hopefully now it doesn't sky rocket though.

jaydoubleyou23 2013-12-13 16:56:19 -0600 Report

Hopefully not! I hope it gets better!

dagger1234 2013-12-13 20:14:48 -0600 Report

Thanks girl! Now my #s are higher today. *sighs* I ate two slices of pizza…lol. Couldn't resist just eating one. Then I made tilapia wit steamed carrots mmm

jaydoubleyou23 2013-12-13 20:21:46 -0600 Report

I wouldn't be able to resist the temptation! What's it like controlling type 2 diabetes ? I feel like most type 1 diabetics never really take the time to understand!

mamaliontx 2013-12-16 05:40:46 -0600 Report

I would say that Type 2 is much the same as Type 1. Type 2's though don't have the constant minute by minute worry that Type 1's do. I am Pre Diabetic but I eat pretty much the same things as my husband, who is Type 2, We both do have to be careful what we eat and when we eat certain foods. But other than that we have it fairly easy in comparison to Type 1's. I do have a slight problem with going Hypo every so often which my husband doesn't seem to have a problem with. I had my lowest reading at 55 one day just before lunch. Believe me that was very scary. I was so shaky that I could barely walk let alone drive. And my brain was very muddled also. I made darn sure that I got a candy bar in me to bring my reading up and then went and had a decent lunch. No driving though until I got my reading up which was about 30 minutes.

Glucerna 2013-12-16 15:59:53 -0600 Report

You did the right thing by avoiding driving until your blood sugar was back up, Mamaliontx. Often people eat something high in carbohydrate to bring up a low blood sugar, but don't take the next steps of eating a balanced meal for sustained blood sugar levels or retesting to make sure they're doing OK. ~Lynn @Glucerna

One Step at a Time
One Step at a Time 2013-12-14 10:31:32 -0600 Report

What do you mean that type 1s don't take the time to understand? I'm a type 1, and let me tell you- it's no picnic. I have to control what I eat, exercise, check my BG anywhere from 8-10 times per day and take 6-8 shots per day. I cannot be alone for very long with my baby boys for risk of going low and not being able to all for help. It's a 24/7/365 disease for anyone. Regardless of the type.

jaydoubleyou23 2013-12-14 12:30:39 -0600 Report

Oh I know! I mean I don't personally know a lot about type 2, why it occurs, or what you gave to do to control it. And neither do my friends who have type one.

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