Low blood sugar

calayx
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.
Candy


5 replies

Glucerna
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

Gabby
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
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

James.

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calayx
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