Question

Nyu-chan
By Nyu-chan Latest Reply 2015-01-25 00:02:12 -0600
Started 2015-01-24 13:36:07 -0600

When our sugar drops low as in the 50's or in those ranges, what causes our body to shake like almost violent? Well, I could say like a fish out of water. Anyway, this week my sugar did drop down to 50, and I was trying to eat mac and cheese. I was holding my fork, and my hand was shaking like how I was describing. It was pretty scary. I stopped eating, and then I tried to eat again, but when I was holding the fork, the shaking started again, until I could finally eat my mac and cheese regularly.

I also think someone doesn't like me, after she saw my diabetic spell. She is new to it, and new to pricking my finger. She is my teacher for work training. You know, to help me find a job. Have you ever had someone be that way to you, and how did it make you feel? I think though, that she was more stressed, because she was like, "You were fine, until you started freaking out!" Well, guess what? I didn't know what was happening, until my meter tells me what my sugar is, then my body reacts to it. I do have a talking meter, and it plays a tune as it checks my blood sugar.


3 replies

lilleyheidi
lilleyheidi 2015-01-25 00:02:12 -0600 Report

I recently (2 weeks ago) started going to school 2 days a week. Before the school began I spoke to the instructor and told her I was diabetic and that I needed to test often and sometimes needed to grab a little snack, and how did she want me to handle that. She asked if I would mind going out to the hallway to test as it might distract other students and that there was no problem with having a snack at my desk as they keep snacks in the back of the classroom. She was actually relieved that i told her I had diabetes she said if anything happened she would then know what was going on. I think you need to do a bit of self educating so you can educate your teacher. Lows come with shaking often, that is usually how I can tell that I am running low and that I need to test. I keep apple juice in my purse so I can get some quick sugar. Your teacher really needs to be a bit more sympathetic towards you, but she also needs to be more educated. Best of luck to you. Heidi

jayabee52
jayabee52 2015-01-24 22:28:31 -0600 Report

Howdy Nyu
I did a query and the best answer I can find is the shaking is due to the stress hormones (cortisol, adrenaline) which the hypo brings. One of the articles had this: "the second reaction is harder to recognize because stress hormones, which create symptoms like sweating and shaking, are largely depleted by the first reaction for the next 2 to 3 days!" source: ~ http://www.diabetesnet.com/diabetes-control/l...

I believe the lady jobs counselor needs some education about diabetes and all that comes with it, including the part about possible hypoglycemia episodes. Let her know that you weren't freaking out, it was how you experience lows.

God's best to you
James

denipink57
denipink57 2015-01-24 14:03:08 -0600 Report

the terrible shaking could be a symptom of low bg. that is why it is important that you check your bg often to make sure you are not too low.

your teacher obviously doesnt know much about being diabetic to make a comment to you like that. just educate her that is all you can be otherwise just dismiss her comment and dont take it personally.

sorry you had to go thru that. make sure that you are eating right to avoid those lows. have a protein with every meal. that is how i stopped my lows from happening. i just eat a tablespoon of peanut butter or a scrambled egg or a piece of cheese with every meal to make sure i am eating a good protein with every meal.