Body Talks

By robinsab Latest Reply 2014-08-26 01:00:57 -0500
Started 2014-08-20 00:01:33 -0500

With all the comments from people about how they feel when their blood sugar is high, low or just right, it's a suitable question to ask—are you listening to your body and what it's telling you about your diabetes?
For example, I know I start to yawn a lot when my blood sugar drops below 90. I didn't realize at first because I didn't feel tired and after a few times this happened I realized "hey my body is telling me I need to raise my blood sugar". It's little things like this that can really be big helps in diabetes management.
What is your body saying to you about your diabetes?

10 replies

debcox 2014-08-23 00:39:34 -0500 Report

I don't understand why you have to increase your blood sugar when it is below 90. I was told that once I get to the 80's I can have my insulin reduced and I am almost there.

robinsab 2014-08-25 22:26:59 -0500 Report

Well everyone is different with how they feel at the same number. I can't say that my result is the same for someone else—this is just my body. Not everyone can follow the same regimen or rules when it comes to their own diabetes.

debcox 2014-08-26 01:00:57 -0500 Report

So true. It is hard to understand that when you're new to all this. Thanks for posting because it helps me to understand all this. Well, as much as I can at this time :-)

GabbyPA 2014-08-21 06:36:23 -0500 Report

I sweat when I go high, and I shake when I go low. If I get the afternoon "sleepies" I know I am running high. I have not found the smaller details like the yawning you found, but now I will be looking for more. This is great. We all need to know our bodies and listen more carefully. I know too often, I let the noise of life get in my way.

IamBubbely 2014-08-20 14:54:28 -0500 Report

Yes, I have learned that your body does tell you when something is not right. I realize that you should know your body better than a doctor. Most docs go by the 'book person' I have found that I am unique and cannot be summed up to everyone else. In fact we are all different when it comes to the meds we take and the reactions we may have. Learn to listen to your body and what it's telling you. The more in tune I get with my body by meditation…the more I have learned about myself. Try it! BLESSINGS to you ALL♀♂

tabby9146 2014-08-20 10:43:50 -0500 Report

I learned that I get light headed or just feel funny when I am low, I get to feeling that way around 70 or in the 60s. yesterday, I felt a way that I have not that often and I can not describe it, just felt "off" a little off and on throughout the day, and about 2 hrs after eating a low carb lunch, I felt way, so I checked my BS and sure enough it was 65! It is hard for me to eat very low carb. When I do, this is what sometimes happens. there are several ways we can feel when too high or low. another one like you mentioned is tired ,or fatigued when we should not be. there are others.

tabby9146 2014-08-20 10:44:52 -0500 Report

rare, but sometimes I suddenly feel weak. That may not be the diabetes, each time I felt that way over the years, I checked my BS, it was fine.

rolly123 2014-08-20 08:42:59 -0500 Report

When my sugar low my back get warm u feel it getting hot! also I feel worn out! When my sugar high I get headache plus run to bathroom and thirsty mouth dry also when low I shake

Tessazevedo 2014-08-20 06:12:02 -0500 Report

When my levels do drop fast, I get this intense sharp pain in the middle of my stomach area. Also, when my levels are super low, my level of concentration is not as sharp and I battle to even communicate properly.

jayabee52 2014-08-20 03:07:17 -0500 Report

Howdy Robin
I have not noticed anything like that with my body. But then, I am mostly in my mind.

I'll have to try to pay more attention!

god's best to you!