can't feel lows before passing out

Kitt kat
By Kitt kat Latest Reply 2015-04-13 22:57:25 -0500
Started 2015-04-04 13:19:40 -0500

I can't feel my blood sugars go low anymore. Sometimes I'm lucky and feel it but it's rare. By the time I wake up from passing out it's 32 and below. What do I do? I have a job now. Places to go. Most of the time I almost pass out by the time I walk there. I check my blood sugar before I leave. I don't want to make it too high, but I don't want to pass out walking down the street or taking my dog out. It takes me almost two days to physically recover after passing out. Which is hard when your job means running around and serious exercise. I only work 2-3 hours a day but my blood sugar if made in 200s before work drops to 30s an hour later without giving insulin to correct. And I'll eat something before work without giving a shot too. What do I do?

9 replies

jayabee52 2015-04-05 20:52:58 -0500 Report

Howdy Kitt Kat
I usually run my BG just a little high, especially when I was on the road for a long distance trip (500 + mi) to see my (now late) wife.

My current fiancee` had a spell where she would black out and the nurses at the nursing facility needed to inject her with a glucagon pen a couple of times. She has now gotten some awareness as to her going low. You may read about it and our attempts to figure out how to combat the hypo hell through which she was going here ~
She did become aware of when she was starting to go hypo and I believe you can do it too.

Praying for you to find out what works for you

forsakes alive
forsakes alive 2015-04-05 13:50:03 -0500 Report

I also have this complication. I have to check the BS every 2 hours to keep track of self. (it only takes about 10 seconds total, if that much). If you find that your employer has a problem with it,sit with all of the upper staff to talk with them. Let them know what to watch for when (you cant recognize) having the symptoms, low and high BS. Thats the best advice I have to give… better than being treated in a hospital bed.

GabbyPA 2015-04-04 13:37:50 -0500 Report

First, I would talk to your doctor. That is frightening and there is something in your treatment that needs to be adjusted. It may not help you feel them, but the idea is really to avoid them in the first place.

But perhaps some foods that are longer lasting. Usually going from 200 to 30 is a sign that the meal or snack might be too much simple carb. What kind of food do you eat before you drop like that? More fat, protein or fiber can help extend the use of that carbohydrate in your system and maybe give you a more even number?

Kitt kat
Kitt kat 2015-04-06 14:26:48 -0500 Report

Usually I eat a cheese sandwich or two and just not give insulin. Sometimes when I check my bg it will be 250s and less than ten minutes later it's in the 30s. Then I have to fix it all over again and it takes several hours to go high again. Even when I wasn't exercising or anything.

GabbyPA 2015-04-06 14:33:44 -0500 Report

Wow, I don't know then. Maybe try eating cheese wrapped with meat instead of the bread part?? I am not sure. That would scare me a lot. Is your doctor offering any suggestions?

Kitt kat
Kitt kat 2015-04-07 12:36:02 -0500 Report

No he's been busy. And he's also a type one diabetic. The only time I can even talk to anyone there I have to walk fourth minutes to get there. They don't answer calls or call back.

Finn Mom
Finn Mom 2015-04-13 22:57:25 -0500 Report

First of all get a new doctor. The only time my dr hasn't gotten back to me the same day is if I send a message over the weekend. I would be lost right now without my docs.

GabbyPA 2015-04-08 07:38:03 -0500 Report

That is just sad, but I get it. My doctor doesn't call either. I have much better luck with my vet...I wish he was my doctor. He rocks.