When I should eat ?

By Bluegill88 Latest Reply 2014-10-05 22:53:54 -0500
Started 2014-09-29 16:40:53 -0500

I need to know when I should eat? I have notice that my body feel sweaty, or water like. I this an indication that I need to eat? I have never had a low or high level of sugar, and I would like to know from someone who have had some of these signs.
Today I felt the sweaty feeling and I tested my glucose level, and my sugar was 107. I ate an apple and everything was okay.
I have not learned the signs I should be looking out for. Looking forward in getting some results on this discussion.

Tags: blood sugar

4 replies

tabby9146 2014-09-30 10:06:10 -0500 Report

eating a variety of healthy foods is important. this includes vegetables, preferably fresh or frozen above canned, fresh or frozen fruit (watch the carbs read the labels) whole grains for most, though this is not good for ALL diabetics, some spike too much when eating whole grains. non-fat dairy, lean meats and meat substitutes also. trying not to eat too much food and spreading your meals evenly over the day if you can. try to never skip a meal. some need two snacks a day, some need one between meals. a good breakfast is so important and really this type of eating, is for everyone, not just diabetics. include some dried beans and fish cut back on real high calorie foods. Check the "Total Carbs" listed on everything. There is so much more I can say, but I have to go now. I am sure others will give you examples of good foods that work for most of us.

tabby9146 2014-09-30 10:00:52 -0500 Report

Hyperglycemia (high blood glucose) symptoms are: extreme thirst, frequent urination, hunger, possible blurred vision, drowsiness, decreased healing. Hypoglycemia(low blood sugar) symptoms: shaking, fast heartbeat, sweating, dizziness, anxious, hunger, weakness or fatigue, headache, irritable…but I must stress, you do not have to have "all" of the symptoms of either one of these to be too high or too low. I have the most experience with low and I do not ever sweat, but I get light headed or dizzy, and not even all the time, sometimes my hands shake, sometimes not. other times it is only just a "feeling" that is kind of weird, with nothing else. Sounds like you had a low blood sugar. When you have a low blood sugar, after checking to see your numbers, twice is a good idea, then eat a light snack 1/2 glass of juice or a soft candy, not chocolate… wait about 10-15 mins., and check again. Be careful not to eat more than about 15 carbs at first. you don't want to overdo and then end up too high later. then if okay, it is a good idea to eat a light snack or meal about 30 mins. later if not sooner, depending on what your next reading is after you have waited that 10- 15 mins.

Glucerna 2014-09-29 18:48:05 -0500 Report

This is a really good discussion to have with your physician, and also a good time to ask for a referral to a diabetes educator who can spend more time with you to answer your questions and help you learn more about diabetes management. The American Diabetes Association has guidelines for recognizing and treating a low blood sugar here: http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/... ~Lynn @Glucerna