Feeling Hypo but I'm not

By sweetdiabetic Latest Reply 2014-06-27 14:57:11 -0500
Started 2014-06-24 13:25:39 -0500

I started feeling low at work and just tested at 89. This is a number that should be good for me, but I am shaking as I type this, and feel like I am going to pass out. I'd like to keep my blood sugar in this range, but hey this feeling…

Do any other of you that are type 1 feel like you are hypo when you are in the range of 80-100?

11 replies

Type1Lou 2014-06-27 14:57:11 -0500 Report

I know I'm a bit late with my answer but, yes, sometimes I'm feeling like my BG is low, but when I test, I find it is not. The best thing to do is test every time you feel low to verify that it is in fact low. (Conversely, there are times I test and am startled to find that I am low because I feel fine.)

jayabee52 2014-06-24 15:47:02 -0500 Report

Howdy SweetD
my late wife had a very simiar feeling from time to time. It was when she had been quite high for some time and with effort we worked to lower it, However usually she would have one of these, what I called false lows in the middle of the night and she'd just start scarfing high carb cookies and candies. I was able to get her to stop when she felt that coming on and get a BG level.. She was 180 mg/dl at that time. It was all I could do to keep her from scarfing again.


samhins 2014-06-24 15:00:26 -0500 Report

Oh ps I don't know what 80 means, I work in a different measurement!!

jayabee52 2014-06-24 15:38:51 -0500 Report

there is a converter between mg/dl (which is the 80) and what you undoubtedly use mmol/l You can find that converter here ~ http://www.diabetes.co.uk/blood-sugar-convert...

samhins 2014-06-24 15:40:34 -0500 Report

Yep I'm mmols (I'm from the UK). That's great, thanks :)

jayabee52 2014-06-24 16:10:37 -0500 Report

you my want to try to save it to your device somehow so that when we start using our mg/dl numbers you could translate for yourself or if you post numbers you could translate for us.

samhins 2014-06-24 16:17:13 -0500 Report

Yeah I need to start getting used to it for my hba1c results as they've now changed but it's hard to change the habit of a lifetime, and not so easy to switch over in my head! I'd translate my numbers for people if I ever posted them, I was more answering in terms of the description of this rather than the specific numbers anyway.

samhins 2014-06-24 14:59:52 -0500 Report

I get this sometimes too, I would usually try and take a few mins out if I'm not low to try and calm down out of it. Make sure you've tested in your finger though not your arm, there can be a massive difference if it's on the way down!

kimfing 2014-06-24 13:54:55 -0500 Report

I used to right after dx and getting my blood sugar under control. With them being high for some time, 80 felt low. My body had to get accustomed to being in normal range.Now i don't feel low in that range.

Have your numbers been running high?