LOW BLOOD SUGARS 48

msann
By msann Latest Reply 2014-03-26 11:41:31 -0500
Started 2014-03-18 16:33:04 -0500

HEYS GUYS BAD ONE THIS MORNING WORK UP WITH 71 AFTER EXCERCISING AND BACK HOME WAS COOKING BSL DROPPED LIKE A ROCK MY6 INSULIN HAS GOT TO BE REDUCED I JUST STARTED FEELING LIKE MYSELF I AM SOOO TIRED!!!


33 replies

wilson007
wilson007 2014-03-26 11:41:31 -0500 Report

My went down The day before yesterday it was down to 53 I panic and went to the hospital but I was feeling like poop

shorty1965
shorty1965 2014-03-25 13:46:52 -0500 Report

I have never been low always high.but I'm working out 3 times a week so I hope my numbers get lower.
But it's good to know your doing good keep it up.

shoulders
shoulders 2014-03-21 21:10:01 -0500 Report

Hello msann, I can understand you worry…Since March 15,2014 my bls. have been very, very high!!!!! They have been as high as 545 to 245. I am dealing with some extreme tiredness and weakness and I don't fell like eating. And my brain fells like jello that wiggles non stop. So please take good care of yourself. Keep your eye on you bs.'s

nzingha
nzingha 2014-03-21 10:53:34 -0500 Report

Trudie Ann …down a little..but still a far way to go to where i want it and where it should be…

msann
msann 2014-03-19 13:07:07 -0500 Report

HEY GUYS TALK TO MY EDUCATOR THIS MORNING CUT BACK INSULIN 7 UNITS DOWN TO 52 FOR THE DAY AND NITE BECAUSE I TOLD HER I EXCERCISE EVERY DAY HOPE WILL HAVE BETTER DAY TOMORROW THANKS ALL FOR YOUR REPLYS HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!

Glucerna
Glucerna 2014-03-19 16:57:30 -0500 Report

That's excellent news msann - both about continuing to exercise every day plus having insulin reduced. ~Lynn @Glucerna

Julie D
Julie D 2014-03-19 11:08:06 -0500 Report

My lows scare the you-know-what out of me, especially because they seem to come around four in the morning!! I am fortunate to wake up when it happens but then I'm really nervous about taking both my meds and insulin the next night. Talked to my doctor yesterday and he switched the dosage and time taken of the Metformin…insulin stays the same. We'll see what happens

Mrs. Alilce
Mrs. Alilce 2014-03-19 08:08:22 -0500 Report

Yess, best practice not to exercise bg below 100. have your carb snack before you plan to exercise. "Regular" people have to do that. Best wishes, don't give up. You will find your way!

Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-03-19 05:53:22 -0500 Report

Those kind of lows do take it out of you. I'm glad you are feeling better. Take some time to rest and perhaps call your doctor to see what kind of adjustments you need to make.

Exercise under 100 is not recommended. So what you may want to do in the future is give your body a little carbohydrate before you exercise. That way you won't drop so badly after.

MicNeil
MicNeil 2014-03-22 05:36:18 -0500 Report

Appreciate your tips, Gabby and Mrs Alilce. Didn't know you were not suppose to exercise under 100. Wasn't exercising exactly today, but was puddying/taping a closet wall in prep for spackling/painting. Had to sit down several times as I was so tired. Might have been pushing it too hard as I was 98 after breakfast. Now I know to have a peanut butter cracker or something. Thanks

birdogron
birdogron 2014-03-19 00:05:21 -0500 Report

Well I can relate as well as anyone. As it turns out, the more often you have these lows, the less likely your body will recognize them until they drop even farther. A previous doctor told me to do my best to prevent lows. Here comes the balancing act. Too low, you pass out, or die like I did at one point in time which caused atrophy in the memory part of my brain. Too high and it eats you up inside and tears up your body. I can be in my forties and not realize it. I have been as low as 28. I blame carelessness on my part. The magic word is control. When I have those episodes, I am tired the entire day, just like you. I wish I could do a better job at practicing what I preach.

ryan125266
ryan125266 2014-03-18 21:41:09 -0500 Report

Is there any teens on here

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-03-18 21:49:11 -0500 Report

Howdy Ryan
Yes there are teens here, you might want to go to your profile and look for the mixup machine and set the controls for teens. Then you could invite those teens to be a friend. But please don't turn away from us "old farts" because you might just learn something from us too. After all many of us have had years of dealing with our diabetes and might have a tip or two for you, if you dare to listen.

God's best
James Baker

Glucerna
Glucerna 2014-03-18 18:46:02 -0500 Report

I hope you called your doctor today and let him know what happened. The 15/15 rule that James mentioned is something that every person on insulin needs to know about. Carrying something with you to treat a low blood sugar is also important: glucose tabs, 6 ounce juice box, or Lifesavers are good options. The good news is that you've been exercising and eating a healthier diet, and that's helping your blood sugar levels decrease. ~Lynn @Glucerna

camerashy
camerashy 2014-03-18 18:32:48 -0500 Report

I'm on NovoLog FlexPen - it took me almost 10 years to figure out how to regulate it. If I wake up with 71, I drink a Glucerna before I do anything else. See your doctor about what happened today and ask if he has a remedy.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-03-18 18:17:07 -0500 Report

Wow!!! I can't handle anything much under 100 before I get the shakes, and makes me sooo tired. I'm glad your ok. I hope you talk to your Doctor.

Chairmaker
Chairmaker 2014-03-18 18:14:04 -0500 Report

The lowest my blood sugars has ever dropped was a few weeks ago while I was still in the hospital. I had just finished some therapy exercises and the Nurse came in to check my blood sugars before my meal. We were both shocked to see it was 54 and I did not have any of the feelings I have had when it did drop in the past, just not as low as that day. A few minutes later she checked it again and it was back up to 78 so we were not sure if it was a faulty meter or what. It sure makes you pay close attention to your blood sugars doesn't it?

33suz
33suz 2014-03-18 18:02:25 -0500 Report

Wow, that was a drop. Does this happen often? I carry glucose tabs with me just in case I have a low during exercise and so far lows have been rare. I also keep my doctor advised in case I need a medication adjustment.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-03-19 02:34:29 -0500 Report

I carry glucose tabs with me every where I go also. I had thought about getting some of the little bottles of glucose liquid but the tabs seem to do the trick.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-03-18 17:08:15 -0500 Report

Howdy Ann
Even though you stop exercising the effects of that exercise doesn't. That means your Blood Glucose (BG) levels will continue to drop. When you took your BG after exercise which was 71 mg/dl you were already in trouble and you should perhaps have started following the rule of 15/15 right then. (To refresh on the 15/15 rule see here ~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-discu...)

Yes. I would suppose it is time to talk to your Dr who helps you manage your diabetes about reducing your insulin injections.

I am glad you are OK.

I pray you have learned a lesson from this experience

James

robertoj
robertoj 2014-03-18 17:04:14 -0500 Report

My cats woke me when it was 50. I was shaking and trembling when I got their food. I tested to see where my BG was. I was shocked and drank a glass of Oj, ate breakfast and went back to bed. When I woke up I felt good and my BG was 80.

camerashy
camerashy 2014-03-18 18:35:15 -0500 Report

Lucky you. Going back to bed isn't an option for me. But sometimes I fall asleep on the couch for a few minutes. Makes me feel so much better.

robertoj
robertoj 2014-03-18 19:14:22 -0500 Report

I was so weak. My wife was out of town and thank God for the cats.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-03-19 02:45:11 -0500 Report

robertoj, it is so nice to here about your cats helping you. My dog has woke me up two occasions now. Somehow he knows when my blood sugars drop to low. He will practically drag me out of bed, crying and carrying on hysterically until he gets me woke up enough to realize what's wrong. Our pets are with us so much I think they can tell when something is wrong. Even if I just feel bad he will come lay his head in my lap like he's trying to comfort me. Yes I also thank God for my dog and do my best to make sure he has anything he needs.

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