This feeling...

By dagger1234 Latest Reply 2014-05-25 18:00:08 -0500
Started 2014-05-05 15:13:12 -0500

I had this feeling when I was first diagnosed 4 months ago and now I'm getting it again. It's this random utter feeling like I'm going to faint and just feel like I've been hit by a truck. My stomach down to my knees feels like I'm shaking and trembling so bad deep inside. I thought I was feeling better with controlling my blood so I decided to find a job again. I start Friday. Now I'm just afraid it's going to get in my way. I'll be standing all day at work. Not much lifting but i know it will take a toll on me. Just checked my blood and it's an 88 . It's been 3 hours after eating and I ate a pretty good amount of carbs too.

19 replies

Pegsy 2014-05-25 08:19:29 -0500 Report

I get these sensations too and it isn't related to low glucose for me. It often happens while I am eating or shortly after. For me, I think it is related to anxiety.

dagger1234 2014-05-25 08:21:40 -0500 Report

I hear u. I just started working again and I'm busy as hell and all I seem to be doing is working and not much time for a snack . Then when I get home, I feel like crashing and I just sleep and work all over again. Sighs

Pegsy 2014-05-25 08:26:06 -0500 Report

I always carry a snack in my purse and will scarf it down in the bathroom if I have to, to keep on schedule. It really is the best way to keep my glucose down.

dagger1234 2014-05-25 08:36:22 -0500 Report

I work in food industry and they won't let me have snacks to eat. I can only have glucose tablets and I hate them. I usually lie I have to use the restroom then scarf one down. lol

artqween 2014-05-21 08:04:59 -0500 Report

U sound like u r getting an anxiety attacks of fear. U may want to discuss this with ur folks and ur dr.
and seek med.s?? This is another type of stress than may lead to possible stroke?? It involves ur blood pressure… Dagger :(

U may also be able to get on disability plus with ur condition and get help with ur concerns/ health

number 2
number 2 2014-05-07 15:36:44 -0500 Report

I get similar symptoms from time to time DR. Gary may be right, but when i feel that way my sugar is usually bottomed out. Probably a good idea to talk to your family doctor.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2014-05-07 09:25:33 -0500 Report

HI dagger,

Nice to see you. Sorry you are getting these strange symptoms.

I am not a physician. But I am wondering if the symptoms you are experiencing could be related to anxiety. Sometimes when we are feeling anxious about something, we can experience physical symptoms, including shaking and trembling. Just a thought.

You might want to talk to your doctor about this. You could also reach out to a mental health professional and talk about anything emotional you might have going on, and learn some coping strategies. Again, just a thought.

I hope you will keep us posted on how you're doing!


dagger1234 2014-05-08 00:29:39 -0500 Report

That could be too. Could be stress from starting new job. I'm really afraid of getting lows at work and not being able to take a break when I can because this job is sales and I won't have as much time to take glucose tablets etc but I will speak to hr soon about it: I didn't want to tell them in the beginning to be judged that's why.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2014-05-11 08:52:48 -0500 Report

Thanks for following up. It might help to talk to your doctor about having a plan in place that you can follow when you experience a low. This might help you to feel more confident and less anxious.

LauraS 2014-05-06 09:40:45 -0500 Report

Since you've only been diagnosed 4 months ago it sounds like you might still be adjusting. I've been type 2 for a few years and I used to get those shaky fainting feelings too, especially if I hadn't eaten in a few hours and did a supermarket run. I would check my sugar and it would be around 80-90 which was low for me. If you're going to be standing around a lot you should try to keep something in your pocket, like a nutrition bar that you can take a quick bite of on the sly. When we've been high for so long and then we get lows, the lows seem a lot lower than they really are. It all works out in time. Hang in there.

Glucerna 2014-05-05 23:12:04 -0500 Report

Have you met with a registered dietitian/certified diabetes educator? She'll be able to help you plan meals and snacks that keep your blood sugar level more even. If you're going to be more active at work than you have been recently, you may need to change what and how much you're eating and/or talk with your doctor about adjusting your medication. It's exciting that you're ready to go back to work! ~Lynn @Glucerna

dagger1234 2014-05-05 23:13:39 -0500 Report

Yup. Saw a diabetic educator and everything. I usually eat about the same thing so I know what I can and can't eat. I figured if I feel low etc…I'll eat a snack when I'm on a bathroom break or something.

jayabee52 2014-05-05 17:47:16 -0500 Report

Howdy Dagger
Please get to a Dr and get yourself checked out. You don't want to have a hypo reaction on the floor of your work place. In the mean time you might want to keep your Blood Glucose (BG) numbers higher than normal, perhaps around 130 mg/dl to be on the safe side.

a few years ago I did trips of 500 + mi one way to see a lady friend, I kept my BG levels high so I didn't have a hypo and get confused and perhaps crash. It worked well for me at that time.

Praying success on your new work


dagger1234 2014-05-05 22:07:13 -0500 Report

I don't think I am hypo. Since my medications been cut down, and taken some off, I've been fine. Sometimes I feel low and it's 110. Ever since my a1c mark after 3 months, I haven't been back to hospital.

Harlen 2014-05-05 16:01:49 -0500 Report

I would try a high fiber snack at times like these .
For me if a take in a lot of carbs my bs will go way up and then way down and the swing will make me feel ?off?

dagger1234 2014-05-05 16:02:51 -0500 Report

Currently no food at my parents house but rice and meats and veggies. I don't eat a lot of rice anymore and if I eat more; if will sky rocket my blood . Bleh