Low blood sugar

By calayx Latest Reply 2014-09-08 19:01:35 -0500
Started 2014-09-08 09:14:53 -0500

Yesterday evening I fell asleep while watching TV. All of a sudden I woke up drenched in sweat and shaking.Even the couch I was laying on was damp. I went to test my sugar, I recognized the symptoms. I could barely walk to where I kept my monitor. I tested, and it was 59, that is extremely low for me. I took a glucose tablet and my sugar started to rise.
My question is, even when I finally tested normal, the rest of night and into the morning I was extremely cold and had the chills. I live in So Ca, the evenings are mild.
Was this normal to be so cold?
Thanks for any input you can give me.

5 replies

Glucerna 2014-09-08 19:01:35 -0500 Report

I'm glad you recognized the symptoms and were able to test and treat the low. If you're not sure what might have caused the low, it's a good idea to discuss this with your physician. ~Lynn @Glucerna

GabbyPA 2014-09-08 10:02:47 -0500 Report

It takes time to recover from a low and your body might just have been reacting to that. I know I had a 45 and was kind of messed up for a while after. It takes some time to get going. If it continues, you may want to check out other things.

jayabee52 2014-09-08 09:55:14 -0500 Report

Howdy Candy
Yes 59 is definitely low.
Do you know the 15/15 rule for treating a hypo (low)? If not (or for anyone else reading this discussion) you may find this rule here ~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-discu... It keeps one from getting on the Blood Glucose roller coaster.

I have experienced chills like you describe but mine wasn't due to a hypo event, mine was due to having low thyroid function (hypothyroid). Perhaps with next Dr's appt you may wish to have your thyroid levels checked.

God's best to you



calayx 2014-09-08 10:32:09 -0500 Report

Thanks James, I do remember my Dr saying my thyroid was low.Will call Dr today and talk with him.

Thanks, Candy