Feeling Jittery

Jibber Jabber
By Jibber Jabber Latest Reply 2015-03-30 05:07:06 -0500
Started 2015-03-26 09:26:38 -0500

I woke up this morning with my lowest fasting BG level to date…73…I tested as soon as I woke up because I was feeling very Jittery and knew something was wrong/different…I am thrilled I have reached this level of fasting glucose…and had my normal breakfast…I remember also being jittery when I woke up in the 80's for the first few times..I guess it is just my body in WTF mode..because it has been so long since I woke up at those levels…now I just have to play the game of "try to repeat" everyday…went up to 101 after breakfast ..that didn't make me happy because my breakfast is really low carb..maybe 6 grams…but baby steps..baby steps…


40 replies

denipink57
denipink57 2015-03-30 05:07:06 -0500 Report

try eating some good protein with your breakfast. i eat a tbsp of peanut butter with every meal and that has kept my blood glucose from dipping lower. it really works!

Stuart1966
Stuart1966 2015-03-27 17:12:48 -0500 Report

Sigh…

It's only a number, nothing more. Do not feed that kind of monster. You will make yourself nuts, with no good-valid reason.

Catching a single raindrop in your mouth is easier and more fun. Never attach happiness to any readings, it's a ghost you will never catch

MrsCDogg
MrsCDogg 2015-03-28 20:58:56 -0500 Report

Although I can sort of appreciate your attempt at some Zen advice, you have obviously never had a low blood sugar. No one is attaching "happiness" to any numbers. It is a matter of a true medical problem which requires attention in order to be healthy and to continue functioning.

Stuart1966
Stuart1966 2015-03-28 23:00:23 -0500 Report

Don't normally do this but… been Diabetic (Type 1) just shy of fifty years, you might want to rethink the never had a low, be healthy, functioning idea…
-polite, brief smile-

Stuart1966
Stuart1966 2015-03-28 23:00:19 -0500 Report

Don't normally do this but… been Diabetic (Type 1) just shy of fifty years, you might want to rethink the never had a low, be healthy, functioning idea…
-polite, brief smile-

Stuart1966
Stuart1966 2015-03-28 22:59:54 -0500 Report

Don't normally do this but… been Diabetic (Type 1) just shy of fifty years, you might want to rethink the never had a low, be healthy, functioning idea…
-polite, brief smile-

Stuart1966
Stuart1966 2015-03-28 22:57:27 -0500 Report

Been Diabetic (Type 1) just shy of fifty years, you might want to rethink the never had a low idea… -polite brief smile-

Stuart1966
Stuart1966 2015-03-28 22:51:24 -0500 Report

Been Diabetic (Type 1) just shy of fifty years, you might want to rethink the never had a low idea… -polite brief smile-

Stuart1966
Stuart1966 2015-03-28 22:51:15 -0500 Report

Been Diabetic (Type 1) just shy of fifty years, you might want to rethink the never had a low idea… -polite brief smile-

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-27 23:07:19 -0500 Report

It is NOT only a number…it has been proven that damage occurs when you have sustained BG levels over 140…This is common knowledge…so getting anywhere near 140 to me is something to be concerned about…I do not buy into the medically accepted theory that diabetes has to be a progressive illness…quite the contrary…I am healthier now than I have ever been due to my being way more vigilant with my diet and making smart choices when it comes to diet and lifestyle…My doctor has told me that if I went to a doctor that didn't know I was diabetic and read my health markers..he would give me a clean bill of health and send me on my way..

Stuart1966
Stuart1966 2015-03-28 13:46:21 -0500 Report

Do as you like… -gentle shrug-
When you attach emotions to our silly numbers, (whatever they might or might not be) you give them power they must not possess. It makes them something which dictates someone's "happiness". With respect that is a dangerous mistake on endless levels.

Were you physically jittery? Mentally jittery? Given your basic description, I'd suspect a low that you caught on the up swing. Readings are only whispers, good hints but they are not accurate enough.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-28 14:20:02 -0500 Report

it is NOT emotion that I attach to readings…I attached fact and common sense…why is it that YOU feel that it could an emotional attachment when everyone else knew I was talking about a physical one???And I am NEVER mentally jittery…it was a physical response, one that is to be expected whenever the body undergoes a significant change…good or bad…

MrsCDogg
MrsCDogg 2015-03-27 15:45:52 -0500 Report

The lowest mine has gotten was 38. I was on the verge of passing out but was able to get something to eat and it started to rise.

Stuart1966
Stuart1966 2015-03-28 13:50:25 -0500 Report

Hello MrsCDogg:
Pretty please tell me you treated, THEN found the machine and got the 38 reading? 8 X

MrsCDogg
MrsCDogg 2015-03-28 21:02:59 -0500 Report

Honestly no. I had just started using insulin and had no idea what blood sugar that low felt like. I started to feel dizzy, and my vision started to get fuzzy around the edges so I checked my bs. So, I immediately ate some canned beans which helped a lot. I know better now though.

Stuart1966
Stuart1966 2015-03-28 23:22:48 -0500 Report

Good! (Experience is often a nasty teacher.) Hope one never visits again…

I know intimately the ideas, e.g. "prove" what you feel/believe but think respectively they are often a mistake if, IF that kind of "fuzzy" (sic. low), nobody should spend time searching for anything
(ie finding, performing, understanding) except the treatment piece.

That kind of low, in my humble experience, is a bad usage of time we just don't have. Understand why people do it, but disagree with the order… again in that kind of low scenario.

Again my humble opinion, worth entirely what you paid for it… ; )

Stuart1966
Stuart1966 2015-03-28 23:22:46 -0500 Report

Good! (Experience is often a nasty teacher.) Hope one never visits again…

I know intimately the ideas, e.g. "prove" what you feel/believe but think respectively they are often a mistake if, IF that kind of "fuzzy" (sic. low), nobody should spend time searching for anything
(ie finding, performing, understanding) except the treatment piece.

That kind of low, in my humble experience, is a bad usage of time we just don't have. Understand why people do it, but disagree with the order… again in that kind of low scenario.

Again my humble opinion, worth entirely what you paid for it… ; )

Stuart1966
Stuart1966 2015-03-28 23:22:42 -0500 Report

Good! (Experience is often a nasty teacher.) Hope one never visits again…

I know intimately the ideas, e.g. "prove" what you feel/believe but think respectively they are often a mistake if, IF that kind of "fuzzy" (sic. low), nobody should spend time searching for anything
(ie finding, performing, understanding) except the treatment piece.

That kind of low, in my humble experience, is a bad usage of time we just don't have. Understand why people do it, but disagree with the order… again in that kind of low scenario.

Again my humble opinion, worth entirely what you paid for it… ; )

Stuart1966
Stuart1966 2015-03-28 23:22:34 -0500 Report

Good! (Experience is often a nasty teacher.) Hope one never visits again…

I know intimately the ideas, e.g. "prove" what you feel/believe but think respectively they are often a mistake if, IF that kind of "fuzzy" (sic. low), nobody should spend time searching for anything
(ie finding, performing, understanding) except the treatment piece.

That kind of low, in my humble experience, is a bad usage of time we just don't have. Understand why people do it, but disagree with the order… again in that kind of low scenario.

Again my humble opinion, worth entirely what you paid for it… ; )

Stuart1966
Stuart1966 2015-03-28 23:22:23 -0500 Report

Good! (Experience is often a nasty teacher.) Hope one never visits again…

I know intimately the ideas, e.g. "prove" what you feel/believe but think respectively they are often a mistake if, IF that kind of "fuzzy" (sic. low), nobody should spend time searching for anything
(ie finding, performing, understanding) except the treatment piece.

That kind of low, in my humble experience, is a bad usage of time we just don't have. Understand why people do it, but disagree with the order… again in that kind of low scenario.

Again my humble opinion, worth entirely what you paid for it… ; )

JoleneAL
JoleneAL 2015-03-27 13:19:03 -0500 Report

Do you know how many people would kill for a 101 after they eat? Silly, be thankful - you've done amazing!!! (golf clap) ;)

Pegsy
Pegsy 2015-03-26 12:39:20 -0500 Report

My glucose ran so high in the past that I felt jittery just getting below 140. Now I regularly go below 100 without jitters. I have never gone below 90 but I imagine if I did I would feel jittery.

debcox
debcox 2015-03-26 12:38:50 -0500 Report

Congrats on the low fasting levels, Jibber Jabber!!! Although, I'm sure it was strange feeling so jittery and not sure that is good.

This is probably a weird question but I have noticed that many people test after eating and I'm wondering why. I've never been told to test after eating.

I know that it takes approximately 3.5 - 4 hours after eating before my levels are back in the 80's or 90's and it is time for my next meal. I don't snack much between meals because it throws my numbers off when I am ready to next eat a meal.

I have been doing well since getting off insulin. My numbers are down and I am eating healthy. I am just wondering why one tests after eating.

sweetslover
sweetslover 2015-03-26 11:24:23 -0500 Report

Fantastic reading. Congratulations. I have had a fasting BG in the 70's a couple of times, but generally stay in the 80's. Even in the 80's, I start to feel bad and start seeing spots (I call them dalmatians) and feel faint. If I have a fasting BG in the 70's, I have difficulty functioning until I get some food. I think my body is sensitive to the low numbers, too. Hopefully, it will get used to them.

debcox
debcox 2015-03-27 13:27:42 -0500 Report

What are the spots about? I have noticed spots when I get in the 70's and low 80's.

sweetslover
sweetslover 2015-03-27 18:59:52 -0500 Report

I see spots when my BG gets low. I get dizzy, and my blood pressure tends to drop. I have to sit down before I fall down. I don't like dalmatians anymore. :)

tabby9146
tabby9146 2015-03-26 11:01:06 -0500 Report

that's great!! I still get jittery at times if I am in the 70s and the lowest I ever got (not first thing in the morning though) was in the 60s. this was weird, as I control by diet and exercise, but the one time that happened, I figured it was what I ate and it went high, though I have never had really high numbers at all, and just went down fast. My primary doc said years ago that I am just really sensitive to the numbers and even though mine are almost always within that good range, if I come down too fast, I feel it. congrats to you!!

haoleboy
haoleboy 2015-03-26 10:27:44 -0500 Report

Are you 5:2 fasting? How do you "like" it?
I've been in the 70's a couple times in the past few days … much rather see 80's though. I wonder if I might be hypo unaware since I never feel any different when I am in the 70's.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-26 11:11:54 -0500 Report

Yes…but it is a pain in the ass..I am NOT use to counting calories and I have to on my fasting days..I am considering switching to a once a week 24 hour fast…I wont have to micro manage calories..I mean it is bad enough I have to count flipping carbs…

jayabee52
jayabee52 2015-03-26 09:44:05 -0500 Report

Sounds Great Jib Jab
You really don't want to go much below 70 mg/dl as you run the risk of hypos. Even the non diabetes people don't generally go below 70 mg/dl since their liver will dump to bring them up.

God's best to you

James

debcox
debcox 2015-03-26 12:43:55 -0500 Report

Thanks for this info, James. I've wondered about this. My numbers are usually in the mid 80's to mid 90's which is good for me. I've had a few 60's but they are usually in the late afternoon, if dinner is late. If I start to get a headache around 4:30, I check my glucose because it will usually be in the 60's. Then, I have a few crackers, some cheese and 2 ounces of juice.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2015-03-26 09:35:37 -0500 Report

Congratulations on your new fasting number. That is great. I would say you don't want to be much lower than that and maybe your liver helped you out a little since you rose to 101. But it sounds like good news to me.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-26 09:41:24 -0500 Report

I was thinking the same thing…and yeah I am happy with ANYTHING in the 70's..and don't want to go much lower…and my dear hubby was 81 when he woke up..so his fasting numbers have gone down since he stopped taking his Lipitor…he went sugar cold turkey..doesn't even put artificial sweetners in his coffee..yep it was a great BG day here..