What Number Is Your Low Threshold?

rbergman
By rbergman Latest Reply 2010-06-30 10:38:30 -0500
Started 2009-02-19 08:07:22 -0600

I was curious to know for Type 2's out there what is your low number threshold? What I mean is, when you start feeling yourself going low and you test at what BG reading do those warning signs start for you? I have found that my number is 68 and I get this feeling that washes over me, kind of like nausea but not quite that extreme, clammy, shaky and a bit of the dizziness kicks in immediately.
Whats your warning number?


93 replies

Emarty
Emarty 2010-06-30 10:38:30 -0500 Report

my # is 60 because for the last 25yrs. I've been hypoglycemic
but if I go higher to say 90 I get the sam feelings & confusion
with headace & lost of senes like I'm fixing to pass out.

Dancehawk
Dancehawk 2009-12-02 20:55:33 -0600 Report

I start to feel weird in my low 80's and the closer I get to 60 I start sluring my words can not think or function and the floor starts coming close, plus my heart feels like it wants out of my chest. I landed in the hospital for three days a few months ago, I was cleaning house and thought my numbers were good to take on cleaning a closet boy was I wrong.
I learned to eat test clean test rest test on big projects.

catherine

Edie
Edie 2009-12-03 00:46:12 -0600 Report

I never thought to test like that. I clean in a big way 2 times a Month and always feel like I am just going to pass out when done. will try your way the next time I get into a cleaning mood. I usually start at 6 am and go to about 3 pm with several times of resting as I can't go nonstop like I did when the kids were younger and all at home. Guess it is a sign of getting old.

kartist1
kartist1 2009-12-02 19:19:50 -0600 Report

About 68 as well, but I do not feel anything. I just eat something sweet and it goes back up to about 110-125. I like to eat meat-but not to much red meat for fear of the Gout thing on the toes again. My sugars go up if I do something dumb like eating 2 slices of cherry pie. I also can have only 2 beers. I do not have a general craving for sweets though. Strange is it not , for we are all different in systems, and how they react to foods, etc. Happy eating…

tabby9146
tabby9146 2009-11-25 21:29:13 -0600 Report

I think I have already answered on here somewhere a lng time ago, but it is around 70 for me and this happens rarely. It used to happen sometimes after exercise before I ate (I would get in the routine of checking BS after exercise just to see) but for the very first time, just the other day (I was diagnosed one year ago this month, control it by diet and exercise now) it went low though not too low, and I had NO symptoms at all. I just happened to check it, I check once a day now, and it was just under 70! Now, the thing is…I had just eaten a good breakfast "less than 2 hours" earlier! So this scared me. I was getting ready to leave the house and do some things, and if I had not checked, well, I don't know what would have happened.

Edie
Edie 2009-11-26 07:58:01 -0600 Report

I ate a Grapefruit yesterday and one hour later my number was 96 not bad and it was up last nite after eating curried rice and shrimp. My daughter Ann cooked Supper and I just love that dish. I am going to get her Recipe so that I can make it when she moves out in just about 2 weeks.

Sally Thomas
Sally Thomas 2009-08-25 09:20:30 -0500 Report

Having been a diabetic for 30+ years now I am, unfortunately, at the stage where I don't feel my lows anymore. I can go from feeling fine to completely incoherent. Not fun!!

junior dudley
junior dudley 2009-03-14 21:04:22 -0500 Report

I am type 2 diabetic also, for over 20 years. I work on keeping the diabetes under control. I too, know that when my BS is @ 65, I get weak, nervous, & sick on the stomach. I take 2 glucose tablets, that I keep close by. I keep a travel pack in the vechile, also. I had my last A 1 C results, this week, which was 6.3; the one before was 6.8; with total cholesterol was 96.

rbergman
rbergman 2009-03-14 21:54:05 -0500 Report

nice to see you have lower numbers and that your A1C dropped. I just had mine done a little over a week ago and it was 9.9 with total cholesterol of 200, so new meds, changed meds, and working on having better results the next go round.

jtcobjr.
jtcobjr. 2009-03-09 07:28:21 -0500 Report

My sugar levels are 90-95 all day long, I once was at 111, i went to the store, my sugar dropped very fast, I was going into a low sugar count, within the hour I had drop 40 points. anytime I reach 60-70 I'm in trouble.

sg83
sg83 2009-03-06 17:07:21 -0600 Report

Funny thing, I am experiencing one of mine at this moment. Was driving home from working on something at church and that shaky, cold clammy, a little dizzy feeling hit me. My wife had a 3 musketeer bar in which I took a bite of and then took my reading at the house, which would have been about 20 minutes after getting the shakes. My reading was 76. I have lost 27 pounds since the first of the year and have had many episodes lately. It seems like my first episode a couple of years ago was at around 80. It has dropped somewhat and I feel it more when I get around the 70 mark. I have had alot of 50 to 60 readings lately. I know the diet is doing some of it. I hopefully will get to get off some of my meds if I keep losing weight. I am taking 1000mg metformin twice a day and glimeperide in the afternoon. I have never really been told though what is so low that I need to get really concerned. And also, what is the best thing to take if you have not got any glucose tablets or juice available.

2catty
2catty 2009-03-08 19:33:47 -0500 Report

Regular soda or hard candy is what I have been told. Of course mine dropped again this morning to 62 and I could not control what I ate and I think I ate a weeks worth of groceries.LOL I got sick afterwards, not kidding. I have not been able to control this yet. I get uncontrollable shakey hungry feelings.

Edie
Edie 2009-03-09 20:46:37 -0500 Report

Icheck my sugar when I first get up and before and after each meal and again before bedtime. When my sugar level is between 50-65 is when I feel sweaty,cold, clamy,and then I shake real bad. I have spilt oj just pouring it into a glass I drink 12oz of it and then I am feeling better. I also keep dark chocolate on hand.

Starbright - 24925
Starbright - 24925 2009-03-09 23:22:35 -0500 Report

Lately I have lows 40s-50s around 5pm. I take metformin, actos, and amaryl at lunchtime. I get a buzz sensation in my head, start shaking internally, and feel lousy. I tell family member I am having a low in case I pass out. I eat raisins, a teaspoon of peanut butter, and other high carbs and usually within a half hour I feel better. This is something new for me. Usually in 140-240 range.

Edie
Edie 2009-03-15 19:23:49 -0500 Report

I use oj and peanut butter some times I also use crackers and pickle bologna and that brings it up quicker than the others. Go figure but I love pickle bologna so that is good.

Dancehawk
Dancehawk 2009-12-02 21:00:54 -0600 Report

Star get you a box of extend bars hun they help hold you stable through the night or exercising thete about a 9 hour bar low glycimic and taste good. I have to carry them just to be safe.
They also do chips and milk shakes never tried the shakes or hips but I do get the bars.
peanut butter is good too but will not carry you all night.
keep us updated

Catherine

Dancehawk
Dancehawk 2009-12-02 21:02:48 -0600 Report

peanut butter, milk are the two main then hard candys even half a can of oda will help those are the tricks my doctor told me to keep in the house.

catherine

Sarguillo
Sarguillo 2009-03-04 16:27:35 -0600 Report

I start getting the shakes at about 57-60. I dont like to get below that as I then start to get dizzy.
Sometimes, its hard to tell the difference between shaking because its cold or because of low BS. 2 4g Glucose tablets will bring me up to about 100 in a few minutes.

Edie
Edie 2009-03-03 22:15:06 -0600 Report

I get sweaty, shakey,and sick to my stomach around 55-60. sometimes it is even as low as 50 if I have been sleeping thru the nite and then wake up shakey and clammy, when I get up I'm dizzy and sometimes I fall back into the bed. For that reason I keep something to drink and saltine crackers by my bed at nite.

kartist1
kartist1 2009-03-02 22:09:14 -0600 Report

My sugar has been on 86 for a low, but I do not feel any different. I am 6'5" and about 252 lbs.Then I will either have a sweet something to eat on to get it back up to about 100-120 or so. It stays around 123-130 on a high side. If I do something stupid like eating half a pie, smile or BBQ tips drinched in sauce-heaven forbid. Then it's a shot of the Nolog 5-10cc to bring me back down to earth. Really, I have not down that in a few years.
Hope that helps…

rbergman
rbergman 2009-03-02 23:48:26 -0600 Report

So what do you consider your "normal range" if you feel an 86 is a low? Do you show signs or symptoms of being low, as described by many of us in this discussion, at that number?

BeckyJ
BeckyJ 2009-03-02 18:30:32 -0600 Report

For a while I couln't tell when I got low until I passed out. I couldn't even tell when I went down to 25, thankfully I was at the Doctor's getting my heart checked out, I just flopped over and they checked my sugar as an IN CASE. They thought I was having a heart attack! Now I tell if I go under 95 as my BG's have been so high.

Randy42
Randy42 2009-03-02 16:37:01 -0600 Report

Mine is around 70. Thats when I start feeling shaky and dizziness. I haven't had one of those in a while cause my number is staying in the 150s now. Thats my normal anymore. I feel fine in that range.

Lucy V.
Lucy V. 2009-03-02 10:50:22 -0600 Report

My #s are usually high most of the time, so when it gets to 110 I can feel it. The sweating, back pain, knees feel like jelly, blurry vision, heart pounding fast, my speech is limited. The lower my sugar, the worst I feel. If my sugar gets to 60 I'm dragging myself to drink more O.J with sugar.

rbergman
rbergman 2009-03-01 09:00:59 -0600 Report

I just want to thank everyone for their openness about their lows, I know they are scary for all of us but I did not realize until reading everyone's posts here that some of you have become "immune" to the low warning signs, I cannot imagine what that must be like, KNOWING you're low is hard enough to deal with. Thank you again to all of you for sharing your experiences.

~Robin

DaveJ
DaveJ 2009-03-01 10:38:36 -0600 Report

About 2 years ago in England. There for Mother's funeral. I was in Philly Airport for about 4 hours. Walked the airport Mall several times with my laptop and luggage wheeler.Even had the contents of an italian sub. Left the bread. When I got to England my brother and uncle met me at Gatwick. Another long walk. For the next week it was under 100. Normally it is over 200-300 range. Besides exercise, my brother put me on Atkins type food while there. Only other difference is no flouridated water. Normal range is between 150-350. Start feeling it below 150.

Mom and boys
Mom and boys 2009-03-02 12:26:03 -0600 Report

Thanks for asking this question! I had my first unexplained low this past week. It can be very scary - not feeling that great today I may go test for the heck of it :)

ACER - 31142
ACER - 31142 2009-03-01 04:40:05 -0600 Report

TO: WHOM THIS MAY CONCERN…

IM RATED FOR TYPE 2 THROUGH THE DEPT. OF VETERAN'S AFFAIRS, BECAUSE OF MY 17 MONTH'S I SPENT IN VIET- NAM & THE AGENT ORANGE PROBLEM, THIER STUDIES SHOWED A VERY LARGE PER-CENTAGE OF VIET-NAM VETS THAT WAS PUT IN CONTACT WITH AGENT ORANGE ALLWAYS ENDED UP WITH TYPE 2
THIER SUGGESTION'S ARE A RANGE BETWEEN 80mg/dl thru to 118mg/dl. NOW IN MY CASE MY DOCTOR'S DON'T BELIEVE ME WHEN I TELL THEM MY FLUCUATION'S (BUT MY WIFE IS A CERTIFIED MEDICAL TRANSCRIRIPTIONIST & SHE VERIFIES MY READING TO THE DOCTOR'S WHO STILL FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE.
WHEN I WAS FIRST DISCOVERED AFTER A CALL @ 8:30pm FROM ONE OF MY DOCTOR'S HE STATED HE HAD BEEN IN PRACTICE OVER 40yr's & HE HAD NEVER SAW TRIGLYCERYEIES AS HIGH AS MINE& FOR ME TO GO (STRAIGHT TO THE E.R. WHEN MY mg/dl's WERE FINALLY CHECKED THEY WERE ALLMOST 800mg/dl.
BUT YET SINCE THAT HAPPENED IN 1999, MY RANGE HAS BEEN FROM THAT HIGH ALL THE WAY DOWN TO 23mg/dl & EVEN AT 23mg/dl I USED MY METER TO TAKE MY OWN READING'S WITH MY WIFE SETTIN RIGHT NEXT TO ME WHEN MY READIN WAS 23mg/dl…!!!!!!!!
NOW TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION MY BEGINING TO FEEL LOW IS ABOUT HIGH 40's—
TO LOW 50's.
SINCERLY YOUR'S

DJ
DJ 2009-03-01 08:16:02 -0600 Report

For me I realize I am going low at 90-100,I have a headache and feel "Sparkley" as I call it..shakey and loss of concentration.I am over 50 and my GP has told me I shouldn't allow my BG readings to go below 130 as it will effect my heart especially with readings below 100. A good fasting reading for me is between 125&150 I have been as low as 32 at one point and that was very scary!!Never want to go there again..I was as high as 450 a few years ago,and that was pretty scary also..so I can't imagine the extreme highs and lows some of you speak of..but I do know that my doctor say's that every time you have an extreme low where you feel your heart pounding and raceing..it causes some type of damage and even minor damage to your heart can't be reversed..so, that keeps me on track and with managing my diabetes.
Hugz,*DJ

clarkalyssa
clarkalyssa 2009-02-28 20:53:30 -0600 Report

I have found that I start to experience symptoms at about 70. My heart starts racing and I become sweaty and irritable.

blackgrapes
blackgrapes 2009-02-28 17:10:21 -0600 Report

When I hit the floor is a good indicator that I need sugar. I have had 'low blood sugar unawareness' for awhile now. I can get very confused around the 30s and usually lose my balance in the 20s. By that time, I am soaking wet , my heart is racing and I see big black spots. After I have an episode like this I rebound with a high in the 300-400s.
fun fun fun

mamaoak
mamaoak 2009-02-28 17:38:14 -0600 Report

i am a new one so this scares me to death how long have you bee a diabetic? i try to control it bye the amount of food and lantic. i have not had shot of insuling for about four weeks. when i feel my sugar go low i drink apple juice it gets in to my system fast. i have never been that low though in the sixty at night.

juanote
juanote 2009-02-28 18:40:52 -0600 Report

After I mistakenly shot insulin twice I went to a routine 3 month medical appointment. Doctor office nurse noticed that something was wrong and then I lost consciousness. Woke up strapped on stretcher as the ambulance arrived at hospital ER. Low blood sugar was 40.

farmer Harry
farmer Harry 2009-03-02 20:25:28 -0600 Report

One thing not mentioned here is if you have a low event, if you do not change anything with meds. activity or carb intake you are somewhat likely to have another one the next day same time same place only a little worse. I was told this after a bad experience went from 165 to 35 in 75 minutes.

Paula - 14421
Paula - 14421 2009-02-28 14:50:54 -0600 Report

For me when I hit 70 I can feel the change shaky, clammy can bearly write out a check. Always keep some real sugar near by

Rick_W55
Rick_W55 2009-02-28 14:37:05 -0600 Report

Mine is troublesome at when dropping below 80, feel weak tired. I work as industrial mech. an about 3-3.5 hrs. into my shift I usually have a snack of a few pretzels and small serving of natural applesauce - no sugar added, kind. Usually then it is testing at around 85-90 range.

CharlieA
CharlieA 2009-02-28 12:51:12 -0600 Report

I run 60 to 65 most of the time as my feeling it point, anything below 60 and my friends start watching me. I* get really loopy they tell me.

Rdskins Fan
Rdskins Fan 2009-02-28 12:17:57 -0600 Report

My number is around 110, i get jittery, but I am only 5 months diagnosed and controlled, so maybe it will come down.

rbergman
rbergman 2009-02-28 12:31:44 -0600 Report

I had the same effects you are feeling, when first diagnosed, my body had become use to the high and so when I started to get them under control I would have the "low" feeling with "normal" numbers in the 100s. Over time it passed and with good control I didn't have the low experience with normal readings.

Jubedo
Jubedo 2009-02-28 12:52:13 -0600 Report

My number varies depending on what my highs have been for the last few days.If my avg. high has been in the 175-259 range, I can feel the weird, spacey feeling about 80. If I do better and my highs are running in the 90-175 range, I usually don't feel anything except hungry, until I get down to 55, then suddenly it feels like my bones are quaking and it feels like I'm going to pass out. I find it very hard to think of what I should do, and it's usually my husband that starts grabbing my 'rescue foods' as we call them. Unfortunately, I have a long recovery period, so I tend to overdo the foods to get it back up. If I've dropped really low, it takes a while for the foods I eat to make a difference, and if I go down to the 50's, my BS will run below my normal for 24 hrs. or so, and I get REALLY sleepy after a low incident.As my husband calls it, I'm "sugar fried" until I take about a 2hr nap. There are times I have felt rebelious, and ignored my diabetes for a day or so, but then I'm the one that ends up feeling so rotten, and I get back on the train. There were things I could get away with the first couple years after I was dx., but now I have to be a lot more diligent.

mamaoak
mamaoak 2009-02-28 17:30:43 -0600 Report

i feel funny around that as well so i try to eat a small snack , i do not know much about this i was diagnosed two months ago and have lowered my lantus down to 5 i was at 90 units a day and keept getting lows in the night took apple juce and that helped. i cant wait to see a specialist for this.

seawolf1944
seawolf1944 2009-02-28 11:31:09 -0600 Report

If,My bg level drops below 86, start to feel week and I have to eat a sugar free snack. However one way,I combat this problem,I eat a small salad or snack on some type of food such as celery or lettace. I also take a garic tablet a day,plus drink alot of water. This works for me. However,It might not be the answerfor you.John

thomas - 25568
thomas - 25568 2009-02-28 11:21:22 -0600 Report

I find that my alarm in my innr system comes to life at 67. Had same this morning. Felt weak, clammy and a bit shakey. Drank a small glass of organic orange juic and in ten minutes felt normal again.

Doc - 31523
Doc - 31523 2009-02-28 10:57:46 -0600 Report

Diagnosed last year after a 4 month bout with bronchitis.
Was wrongly given steroid for chest problem I didn't have, by a Nurse Practioner. Shot sugar up to 424. Since then it has been 240 to 58, but mostly around 140.
As the arthritis get worse (pain) the sugar is higher, 231 this am. I notice a strange dizziness and headache WHEN I'm hungry. I must snack regularly because of my life-long diet. Vegetarian since birth, with strange eating habits. An allergy to animal, poultry and seafood. And I am limited to some vegetables; mostly I eat raw, fresh fruit and vegetables. I have taught myself to eat things I don't like in order to get sufficient veg Protein (nuts, cheeses, beans). I take many supplements. I haven't rec-ognized a certain NUMBER at any discomfort stage.

robert hibbard
robert hibbard 2009-02-28 10:55:00 -0600 Report

the low 60's cause a hunger symptom. It takes the consumption of about 30 grams of sugar about 15 minutes to stop the sensation.

robert hibbard
robert hibbard 2009-02-28 10:54:54 -0600 Report

the low 60's cause a hunger symptom. It takes the consumption of about 30 grams of sugar about 15 minutes to stop the sensation.

hoovey74
hoovey74 2009-02-28 10:17:30 -0600 Report

I am no diabetic, but suffer from reactive Hypoglycemia. My low threshold starts below 80. I seem to feel best when it is 90 or above. My lows have been as low as 20 once, I was lucky I didn't pass out, but I was extremely disoriented.I am going to see a Endincrologist to try to find out why,and to treat it. I didn't have this before I had a complicated surgery to fix a Hiatal hernia, and severe reflux.
Any comments, or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks !

doris
doris 2009-02-28 10:13:03 -0600 Report

My low number is 70. The sweaty clammy feeling usually occurs on the day I have a an early doctor's appointment. Or when its bill paying day and I have to find a a mailbox. That's the day I break the rules. Do you have any solutions?

CharlesP
CharlesP 2009-02-28 10:04:33 -0600 Report

When I was diagnosed in August 2006 I started using Excel to track my Blood sugar readings. Initially I tested fasting and 2 hours after each meal. I eventually was able to control my BS to where I only needed to test fasting with my target being between 80 and 120. My absolute lowest reading was 76 fasting and my highest was 220 2 hours after a meal back in March of 2007. As an added incentive I also track my weight. I am on 500 mg Metformin daily (250 in the morning and 250 in the evening with meals). The only bad experience I have had was when I failed to eat something for lunch back in 2007. I did not take a reading so I don’t know whether it was low or high, but I learned that I needed to eat in order to maintain control.

POETIC1
POETIC1 2009-02-28 09:24:52 -0600 Report

i was always told that anything below 70 was low. itook a diabetes education class at my local hospital and that`s what they told me.

Amy Togtman
Amy Togtman 2009-02-25 19:29:09 -0600 Report

My warning number is like 75. I know that isn't that low but as of the beginning of this year very seldom my sugars would ever go below 170 so I'm notused to my sugars going low. The lowest my sugar has ever gone was 26 and that is very dangerously low ( my dr told me that)

roger
roger 2009-02-26 06:14:54 -0600 Report

i was like that at first becouse my body was at 400 or better most of the time so when it started going down even a little i new it . at one point 250 was low for me . and at one point i was 1000 and in er dr told me most would be dead!

rbergman
rbergman 2009-02-28 09:47:35 -0600 Report

Roger I went through that same thing, my body had trained itself to deal with being high (before I was diagnosed and after I gave up some time back) and so in the beginning when it would go under 200 I felt the same things that someone under say 70 would feel. It got better over time as my body adjusted. When I "relapsed" and stopped treating my diabetes and ignoring it my body once again learned to adjust with highs all the time. Recently when I decided it was time to get back on track and take care of myself again I went through it all over again, but this time it was anything under about 150 and I had the shakes and clammy feeling that comes with a low, I knew this time why and just dealt with it until I got my numbers looking better again, I've also gone too low by self adjusting insulin too much and going low at 68 I had the low symptoms, ate a glucotab and it leveled back out.

Ian P
Ian P 2009-02-25 18:05:36 -0600 Report

Being british I don't understand your figures as we use a different scale here.
I understand that a a healthy range here is between 4 and 7mmol/L I have just tested myself at 14.6 which is much too high, due to stress, just recently I have been mostly high.
I usually start to feel week and shakey at about 4 but my lowest was 1.2.

2009-02-25 18:28:27 -0600 Report

Hi there,
In the states we measure blood sugar as mg/dl and in Europe you measure mmol/L.
Which converted is 1 mmol/L = 18 mg/dL.
So your range of 4 mmol/L to 7 mmol/L is equivalent here to 72 mg/dl to 126 mg/dl. Your recorded 14.6 mmol/L is 263 mg/dl which is quite high. I hope you get the stress down so you can get back to normal ranges. :)
*Judy

rbergman
rbergman 2009-02-25 19:02:02 -0600 Report

ahhh Judy, look at you whippin out the conversion tables so efficiently!!! You Go Girl!

Ian, glad to have you aboard! Welcome to the site!

~Robin

Ian P
Ian P 2009-02-25 19:05:27 -0600 Report

Thanks judy,

great, more information to assimilate, will it never end?

Ian P
Ian P 2009-02-25 19:24:09 -0600 Report

Just worked out my statistics for your benefit

Highest reading, 432

Lowest reading, 21.5

usually start to feel spaced out at about 70

You know no one else is really interested in this stuff but it's nice to just get it out and examine it, thanks all

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-02-21 19:51:58 -0600 Report

It seems to me somewhere aroung 45. I have been downing out alot recently. We are ajusting my insulin now. Medication has a large part to play in taking insulin. I am now off a steroid after being on it for almost 2 years and what it has done to my BS is amazing. While on it my sugar were wacky daily usually running high, now going low. I think were finally getting it under control now…Debe

growingupartists
growingupartists 2009-02-22 12:48:47 -0600 Report

It seems to be around 60 for my daughter, then she feels her legs "vibrating". I'm wondering how you all feel after a low, does it take time to recover your energy?

rbergman
rbergman 2009-02-22 12:54:15 -0600 Report

For me its this "weird" feeling that washes over me, not dizzy but not right either, shaking hands comes next and that clammy feeling, not cold but not hot or normal, hard to explain. You know on shows that have "magic" like "Charmed" and you'd hear those chiming sounds…thats what that weird feeling is washing over me reminds me of like I've been hit with a spell or something lol not really funny but its the best way I know to describe it. Also I noticed, since i was ignoring my diabetes for so long and leaving it to run havoc for the first few days of trying to get back in control, I would get this feeling with a "normal reading" like 150…I know its because I wasn't doing the right thing but those feelings are gone now with normal readings…yes I chastised myself over being stupid and not taking care of my diabetes, I just got tired of the whole routine and gave up but am now back on track after having my wake-up call.

roger
roger 2009-02-22 12:55:17 -0600 Report

55 my hands shake and i get brite spots seen best when i close my eyes but the lower it goes i can even see them with them open

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-02-22 12:55:49 -0600 Report

It certainly has taken alot more time to recover lately. I end up over indulging to get the BS higher, but I get it extremely high and have to start all over again…Debe

2catty
2catty 2009-02-22 15:11:22 -0600 Report

Yeah I know what you mean. I way to much over do it when I drop low. I can not control myself. I mean it , I have tried. Then I wind up with high sugar as a result and then I feel stupid.

2009-02-22 14:55:09 -0600 Report

I feel very very tired after a low. It sometimes takes hours for my energy to pick back up even with eating. That's the part I hate the most… I feel crappy when it goes low and then I feel drained for hours afterwards.

*Judy

2catty
2catty 2009-02-22 15:08:41 -0600 Report

I start shaking and feel like I could eat the kitchen table when my sugar drops below 80. I am like you Judy I feel really drained afterwards. I feel like I just ran a marathon or something. Maybe got hit by a truck maybe. I feel horrible afterwards.

rbergman
rbergman 2009-02-22 15:44:31 -0600 Report

Oh yes, and I forgot the clogged ear effect I get too, and my jaws tighten up…I too over eat and then start the vicious cycle all over again of getting it down and praying it doesn't drop too much, I have done this twice low, high, low, high, low…got so mad at myself I refused to eat anything the last low and used just 1 glucose tablet and waited it out, I was exhausted and kept dozing off and Dean kept waking me up which also made me mad but I know he was just concerned whether I would wake up after such a roller coaster.

rbergman
rbergman 2009-02-23 22:47:11 -0600 Report

bringing this to the top again for roshy who is concerned about her father not feeling his lows…thought it might help if she read others posts of the same issue