BLOOD SUGARS STILL FALLING

msann
By msann Latest Reply 2014-03-30 00:31:29 -0500
Started 2014-03-28 17:30:31 -0500

HEY GUYS BSL STILL FALLING SOME IN THE MORNING I THINK I MAY HAVE TO GO DOWN SOME MORE I WILL TALK TO DIABETIC EDUCATOR IF NEED TO!!!


31 replies

Fairlawngirl
Fairlawngirl 2014-03-29 09:25:09 -0500 Report

Another big (but high calorie) aid-for me, pistachios in the shell! Shell's-in the shell so it takes longer to eat them! A half a cup-supposedly is 5 grams of carbohydrate. I use 10. But eating them late evening-with high protein help to keep the sugar more stable. Still, my BS in the 50's this am. (30's in the two days before that!). But with myself having more lows, I sometimes don't feel sweaty or shaky! I keep a diary also. The hard things-estimating potato size (thus carbohydrate), soups-the can's say they have less carbohydrates than they do. Assessing fruit. I do use my carbohydrate book. But I keep my own notes. About what I believe my typical eat outs have in them. Also, when the book's values are too low. The ups and downs can be frustrating. But doing better helps us to lessen the chances of the complications of our diabetes. Have a nice day. Yes, Akron Ohio. High in the 30's. With a likely 2-4 inches of snow to come down today! Yuk!
And a 3 year olds birthday party to go today for lunch! High carbs will likely be there! I will try to estimate what they are, and eat small portions!
I typed your ears off folks

mobydick9
mobydick9 2014-03-29 08:40:50 -0500 Report

I found out writing down what I eat each meal period and the exact time will give me a good idea of why bs lows happen having a hot shower after insulin also drives the low bs the self monitoring with the help of the notes I write down helped me understand why low bs happen .

Fairlawngirl
Fairlawngirl 2014-03-29 09:26:47 -0500 Report

As above. My LONG note. But, keeping track is a vital thing to do for us labile diabetes! Major changes with exercise and emotions!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-03-29 21:38:55 -0500 Report

I don't keep track of anything but my blood glucose readings. I learned from constant testing early on what will cause a high. I did that the first few months after I was diagnosed. It got to be annoying for me because if I go out to eat, at a restaurant, to a dinner party or a cookout I was not going to remember what I ate anymore than what time I ate it. Thankfully, because of constant monitoring early on, I grew out of that stage. Thankfully, I now eat what ever I want and know what will happen. I have not had a high in over 3 months. Had a bad low to the point I had to go to the ER and that was the first time ever in the 5 years I have been diabetic. I think for new diabetics writing down everything you eat is a good tool but at some point you get to the point you don't have to do it.

Eslynb4u
Eslynb4u 2014-03-29 02:02:28 -0500 Report

My bS use to be high like 450 390 the lowest use to be 275 222 also my bp but I change my eating I eat fish chicken Brussels sprout cabbage spinach okra parsley cilantro I boil lots of cinnamon tea also boil parsley and drink and lots of water now my highest bs is 140 lowest 76 every morning my fs bs 76 92- which makes me feel light headed so I try to make it 112-to117 sometimes I don't take insulin for the day and b4 I had to take 30 units humalog 3times a day and 72 lantus at pm

Milliecakes
Milliecakes 2014-03-29 12:29:38 -0500 Report

Sound like I can relate to you more than anyone else I have talked with. My blood sugar is all over the place. I got off my insulin and januvia. They were not helping as much as I thought they should so I am taking the natural approach now. I have only been diagnosed in the last year or so and I was taking 15 units of Lantus each night. My Dr. will probably give me a nasty discussion when I go to see him in April. Oh well. I am approaching it with my food and want to do exercise.

msann
msann 2014-03-28 21:41:01 -0500 Report

THANKS TO ALL SCARY FEELING TO DROP I DIDNT KNOW MILK WAS GOOD TO DRINK AT NIGHT TO HELP WITH THE LOWS HAS MILK HELPED ANYONE ELSE WITH MORNING LOWS LET ME KNPOW THANKS!!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-03-28 21:09:10 -0500 Report

That is good. Why wait to talk to a diabetes educator? Once you get down you will need to know how to manage it.

Michael_1960
Michael_1960 2014-03-28 20:37:59 -0500 Report

Oh and congrats to you msann, good job, but be aware that you don't want your b/s levels to drop to fast, you want it to drop slowly within a week maybe.

riverrat
riverrat 2014-03-28 20:37:43 -0500 Report

I suggest that all of you talk to your Dr.. Either highs or lows can be dangerous. P am just recovering from ketoacidosis. These things are not a joke.

wilson007
wilson007 2014-03-29 09:06:00 -0500 Report

What did it feel like

Michael_1960
Michael_1960 2014-03-28 20:36:22 -0500 Report

I can eat the same thing at night, but get up in the morning to check my b/s and can get a very high reading one morning and a low reading the next for no apparent reason, I haven't figured that one out yet. Anybody have a clue?

Glucerna
Glucerna 2014-03-29 15:34:10 -0500 Report

It's fairly common to have a high BG level in the morning when you wake up due to 'liver dump'. There's good information here: http://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/Blog/Da... Basically, your liver may continue to continue to produce blood glucose even when your blood sugar levels are in a good range, or high. Many people find that eating a small snack before they go to bed helps stop this liver dump. Talk with your doctor and get her input before you make any changes. ~Lynn @Glucerna

Milliecakes
Milliecakes 2014-03-29 13:00:12 -0500 Report

My BS is lower at night than when I awake in the morning. I do not understand. Does anyone have the answer to this?

Diane Dorfman
Diane Dorfman 2014-03-28 22:34:26 -0500 Report

I have the same. And sometimes I don't eat. it's really weird how it can change like that.

Milliecakes
Milliecakes 2014-03-29 13:08:00 -0500 Report

I don't eat after checking my BS before bed. My daughter is a nurse and she said the only thing she can think of is that maybe my BS drops in the night.

Michael_1960
Michael_1960 2014-03-29 14:07:18 -0500 Report

Yes your b/s levels do drop during the night, when I was on my lantus I used to eat a small bowl of ice cream after dinner to keep this from happening.

Fairlawngirl
Fairlawngirl 2014-03-28 18:51:56 -0500 Report

It is hard to handle. I sense it primarily by being overly warm or somewhat shaky. But with my pump management, I can be down to the 30's, but up to 200 many times when no good reasons are accessible! I am told, much can be stress. But, it sounds like you all are trying to manage things wisely. Have a good evening

Sly Kitty
Sly Kitty 2014-03-28 22:44:06 -0500 Report

I thought the purpose of the pump was to keep you on an even keel. What good is the pump if you have such extremes?

hamhock62
hamhock62 2014-03-28 18:43:03 -0500 Report

Type2,non insulin-dependent - I had the same thing happen to me twice last month so my doctor changed me from glimpiride to glipizide. Low blood sugar is scary - feeling out of it, spacy, weak, dizzy and generally unwell, plus I wasn't up to par mentally, meaning I forgot to do things that I really needed to do. I don't keep hard candy or juice so I just started eating everything I could think of that had any sugar in it.

Nikki09
Nikki09 2014-03-28 18:40:30 -0500 Report

Sounds dangerous reach outto your educator asap. I can tell you cause iI've been in a coma due to lows at 14. If its too late to get your educator contact your Dr or go to the ER

TASCO
TASCO 2014-03-28 17:45:06 -0500 Report

My bs dropped today from high to 109 which is good, bit my bp also dropped it is 95/58 and pulse is 93. I am having systems of like my bs is low, like light headed with a bad headache, loss of balance when I stand, and very tired.