Did I have low blood sugar or was it something else?

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2014-10-22 10:33:16 -0500
Started 2014-10-18 22:51:10 -0500

I wasn't really sure where to go to ask this, I just googled "blood sugar forum" and this was the first thing that popped up.

I recently got a lingual frenectomy and it hurts to move my tongue, so I can only eat liquids and stuff. 2 days in a row I ate a 3.5-4 cup container of ice cream that each had around a total of 80g of sugar. I was worried that I was eating too much sugar, so I went out and bought a blood glucose monitor, tested out the accuracy with the test control liquid and it worked fine. I think I was fasting when I tested, I don't remember, but I tested for 58mg, didn't think much of it.
The next day, I went out to walk around for some fresh air and stuff, then all of a sudden I get sweats, rapid breathing, shaky, dizzy, so I immediately went to buy 2 cups of yogurt that had 7g of sugar per cup and ate it. After a few minutes, I felt fine.
I went home and tested my glucose which was around maybe 45-60 minutes after I ate my yogurt and I teste for 98mg.
Was the dizziness/sweats/rapid breathing/etc. caused by low blood sugar or was it something else? Should I carry some glucose gel around with me next time?

I know that sugar isn't the sole cause for diabeties, I figured that this is as good of place as any that would know more about hypoglycemia/hyperglycemia/etc. than me.

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6 replies

valentine lady
valentine lady 2014-10-21 21:09:40 -0500 Report

Hi, it seems to me you had a hypoglycemica moment. I have it happen to me often enough. I drink pure o.j. with about 3 teaspoons of sugar stired in. Then I follow with peanut butter.

from the jar, a couple Tablespoons heaping full. By then my
BG is up usually around anywhere 125 to 135. Then my next meal I make

sure is full of protein. When you drop that low you know you drop into hypo. It's very dangerous, you can die from it. I think while you're in the situation your in, Joyce
has the right idea of how to eat. Follow her drinking plan… ;-)
Praying for your health,
Hugs, VL

Anonymous 2014-10-19 15:02:09 -0500 Report

I think what caused me to have the hypo event was because I didn't eat well enough. For the past 3 days, I've only eaten plain white rice congee, low calorie yogurt, frozen yogurt, ice cream.

Anonymous 2014-10-19 12:59:18 -0500 Report

OP here. Alright, so today I left home with 72mg and went to a Starbucks and ordered a medium caramel latte with soy milk, I drank it slowly over the course of maybe 30 minutes. Then, after another 30 minutes later, I went home. I noticed I was shaky and sweating a lot, so I tested my glucose again. It's down to 61mg, can someone explain this to me?

valentine lady
valentine lady 2014-10-22 10:33:16 -0500 Report

First of all, you should have never left the house at 72. Then you added more carbs with the caramel. Normal low is 80. You
are just breaking all the rules of diabetes. You should always
carry glucose tablets with you for situations like what you had.
You can buy them at Walmart or any drug store. Hope this helps.
Hugs, VL

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-10-19 02:40:31 -0500 Report

I had a stone in my saliva gland that created excruciating pain when I chewed. I was on a liquid diet for 10 weeks. I made milk shakes using ice cream as the base. 3 scoops ice cream. One cup of milk and a bottle of either chocolate, strawberry or vanilla flavored Boost. I switched to a Muscle Milk because it had more protein. To that I would add a half cup real Root Beer soda to chocolate or vanilla. Fresh strawberries to the straw berry and orange juice to the vanilla. This stopped my lows. I drank 32 ounces for each meal and snacks. I didn't have lows because I used real sugar products to enhance the Muscle Milk and I lost weight.

After surgery I had to adjust to not being able to swallow. That has improved even though I could now chew. I also have a partially paralyzed tongue.

You have to increase your carb intake to adjust to not eating solid foods or if you have a juicer you can make veggie and fruit smoothies.

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