By Aryana Latest Reply 2009-05-15 04:54:59 -0500
Started 2009-05-11 01:58:36 -0500

Morning all,

Someone said something about my machine and if it was matched right and all that. I looked into it, and found that the test strips were b18 and the machine was only showing b1 so I went out and got a new machine and strips and all that the one I had was one I got *free* and only got a few strips anyway.

So now, I have a machine I know is set right, the strips and machine are matched up, and so I tested before I ate anything.. I brought some candy that was high in carbs just to test the machine.

Before eating my number was 80 *Hadn't had anything but coke in three hours* After eating the candy and testing twenty minutes later my number was 174. I just tested again which makes it two and half hours and it's 120. Mind you I only had about 4 pieces of twizzlers candy.

Is this normal? For someone who is not diabetic to have a BS shot up like that and drop down with in normal range later? Guess I am still trying to figure out if the one Dr is wrong and my Family Dr is right. Thanks and have a good start to this week

13 replies

Aryana 2009-05-14 13:18:45 -0500 Report

Morning all,

I called my friend again last night, and he had me eat some peanut butter, plus I had gotten some glucose tablets after the other day. So I had taken two of those.a while later I was feeling a little better so I checked before getting off the phone with him and it was 147 this was at 5:05 this morning, 45 minutes after it had dropped. Well now it is 105 and I just got up. So I don't know what happen or why it dropped the way it did. Either way I am doing alittle better, although since I am out of strips and my DR wont listen to me I am done.. I can get more strips until friday… I will check the links, and want to thank everyone.

John Crowley
John Crowley 2009-05-14 15:04:13 -0500 Report

OK, just to be clear, 70 to 120 is the ideal blood sugar range. Your body when functioning properly is going to try to keep you in that range.

So when you say you don't know why you dropped from 145 to 105, the reason is your body is doing exactly what it should and what you want it to.

I hope that helps.

Aryana 2009-05-14 20:23:27 -0500 Report


I know 105 is good, I meant I dont know why it dropped to 21 but I seemed to be doing find now… but thanks for the info

Antique-Dave 2009-05-14 08:37:58 -0500 Report

I would suggest getting rid of the coke and the twinkies, even if you are not diabetic the way you are (not) eating is not healthy.

eating 3 meals a day plus a ehalthy snack is going to do more for you then going through these periods of no food and then dumping syrupy coke and twinkies into your system.

eating smaller portions of healthier stuff is going to be better for you, and would probably help you get a more accurate view of your glucose levels.

John Crowley
John Crowley 2009-05-14 10:09:14 -0500 Report

I agree with Dave.

I can't help but think that a lot of the shakiness you've been feeling is from the caffeine and not eating anything substantial or healthy.

There is no reason that you should feel shaky at 84. That is a great blood sugar number. Some people who run really high (250+) all the time will feel shaky at 84. But from the numbers you've shared here, you're not running high all the time.

I really believe if any person—diabetic or not—tried to live on Coke, Twinkies, and popcorn, they would feel awful all the time too.

So here are a couple of really important links for you to read. We just had a Certified Diabetes Educator answer some of the basic questions about diet—what to eat and how much to eat.

Read these and promise yourself to start eating healthier today. I think you'll feel a million times better.

dianef 2009-05-14 07:11:32 -0500 Report

Have you ever been taught how to use the meter? Do you know how to code it? Do you wash your hands before testing? This can cause your numbers to be wrong. Having a blood sugar 80-90 should not cause symptoms of a low blood sugar.

lipsie 2009-05-14 05:18:40 -0500 Report

Wow, this is confusing! I hate how medicaid limits your choice is MD's.l All I can say is sorry about this, and watch your cokes Good luck! *Hugz* Sheila

Aryana 2009-05-14 04:29:56 -0500 Report

Well I couldnt sleep so I got up, got a can of coke, had found twinkies ate four of them, and long and behold.. My BS is,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,21 Now I am REALLY confused… Night all.

Dietbeeties 2009-05-14 07:25:03 -0500 Report

21 is an extremely low number!! You need to take your meter and check yourself into the emergency room, and don't leave this time! Something is going on with your body, make them listen, refuse to leave if you have to, ask them to run bloodwork and an A1C. I am worried about you girl, please keep us updated! Also, try going easy on the cokes, keep in mind Coke is what they use to clean car batteries!

John Crowley
John Crowley 2009-05-11 10:36:36 -0500 Report

OK, seeing a 174 twenty minutes after eating some candy is a pretty high spike. I would not expect a non-diabetic to see a spike that high.

However, when you're ingesting basically straight sugar, you will see some pretty crazy things.

Here's the more important question: What's your blood sugar first thing in the morning when you haven't eaten in at least 8 hours? That number will tell you a lot.

Aryana 2009-05-11 12:47:34 -0500 Report

I just check my BS and it is at 93 and this is not having anything to eat since 11:23 last night which was that candy. So that was over 12 hours ago. Seems pretty low to me, but at the same time I would think it would be lower, considering when I went to bed it was 119 and this was at 4 something this morning. But maybe I could be wrong. Thanks for the response.

Aryana 2009-05-14 00:48:49 -0500 Report

I just wanted to update a little bit.. Yesterday even though I hadn't eaten all that much, and had pork chops for dinner with green beans with no salt added my blood sugar was going crazy,, BTW I hardly eat at all even though I am always hungry.. I am so upset about all the weight I have gained and am worried about putting on more. I used to suffer from a eating disorder, and though I know I need to eat, I simply skip meals cause I don't want to put on anymore weight. I have gained 50 in the last three to four months

When I got up it was 90 at 9:00 it was 132 when I went to bed. So I thought, this is pretty good.

Then at 9:48 it was 138 and I had not eaten yet..Then I ate and I checked it a hour later and it was 163…And then at a hour and half later I felt sick, so I checked it again and it was 97. Ok I thought it was cause it had dropped so fast was why I was so shaky, and had a headache..

I had to take a friend to the ER, she doesn't have a car.. So while there, I wasn't feeling any better, so I checked again, Mind you, I am addicted to coke and had been drinking one all afternoon.. So at 12:21 it was still 97..I tried to find something to eat thinking I needed to bring it up but being in the ER didn't work.. So I asked a nurse what she suggested and she said anything with sugar, and I told her I had been drinking a coke the whole time I was there. Well at 2:26 it bottomed out to 84 and I felt so bad, I was so glad she was finally done so I could go home.

I got home, and just rested, I felt to sick to eat but opened a can of coke and had part of that, and at 4:29 it went up to 104. I felt a little better but not much. I started to feel like crap again around 5:41 and when I tested it was 100. Which I am sure was cause I hadn't eaten yet. So I went ahead and got a snack..Some popcorn with butter which I am sure inst the best thing for me, but it was better then anything else I had for my choices..A hour later my level was 163..Two hours later 217.

Three hours later 207 and then I hadn't tested again before I ate. Although a hour after eating my dinner it was 137. Two hours later 135.. I thought this was pretty good…then it hit, the headache, the shaking, the feeling like crap… two and half hours after eating it went to 141, then 174 a hour later. 139 thirty minutes later.

I couldn't handle the pain anymore, and really thought my meter was messed up. So I went to the ER thinking they could test me, and if it was high or low it would explain the headaches and shaking.

After getting there, which was about twenty minutes after I tested myself last, they came up with 145. So I had asked if I could go smoke, while waiting to be called back. While outside I tested myself on my meter to see what it came up with and it said 129 which was 10 minutes after the hospital tested me.

I decided my meter must me wrong even though its new, and told the nurse my headache must be a migraine and since I didn't have a ride I would just go home.. Which I did.. By the time I got home I felt even worse then I did while there, so I went ahead and just out of desperation tested one more time. this time it was 195 on my meter..I was so confused, I called a friend, and he calmed me down, By the time he calm me down and I went to bed it had dropped down to 97. This was at 4 AM again

Well today I decided I wasn't going to test besides when I got up, after being up for a while, after eating, and two hours later.. Which that's what I did.

100 When I got up 2:11 PM Which I thought was odd since it should have went down more not up.. But ok

109 Four hours later and this is only drinking half a can of coke 5:36

After dinner 100 a hour after eating,10:51 Dinner was, chicken strips, side salad, ranch dressing, Celery Sticks and a coke.

97 two hours 11:55

And since I now have the headache, am shaking, cant see, I tested just to see what it was.. Which makes it three hours since eating, and now it's 99.

I have already talked to my Family Dr.. He refuses to test me he says the Dr who told me I was Pre Diabetic was wrong, and wont even listen to me when it comes to how I feel or what is going on with me. I cant go to another Dr cause Medicaid wont pay for a S.O. And my Husband wont pay for one out of pocket he thinks I just need to get my DR to listen, although he refuses to help me get him to listen and understand what is going on. *our Marriage is on the verge of splitting up*

Anyway, I just thought I would post how my numbers were going, One day they are going nuts, and the next I question the first Dr and wonder if my Family Dr is right.. I don't know, I am simply confused…

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