Blood Sugars Haywire!!!

By Ms.B2 Latest Reply 2009-07-27 14:06:35 -0500
Started 2009-07-27 09:15:50 -0500

Ok guy's I need your help.After having the heart cath. last wed. I have been experiencing tingling & numbness in my hands and my left foot, kinda like if you sat on your foot to long and it goes to sleep. On Thursday night while talking w/my daughter on the phone, I told her I needed to go because I felt like my b/s was droping. When I checked it I was 44. After drinking some juice and eaing some peanut butter it finely came back up to 83. I then felt better and felt it was safe to go to sleep. When I got up Friday morning checked my B/S before taking my insulin it was 450!! What in the world did I do to make it so erritic? I felt like I had a horrible hangover and talk about ill, my poor husband walked quietly and stayed out of the way most of the day.Forever grateful
Always Lucie

3 replies

Sleepless Peeps
Sleepless Peeps 2009-07-27 14:06:35 -0500 Report

yeah, so first, the surgery is going to play some havoc with your numbers. as your body is healing, it's not going to behave like it usually does. your body keeps some stored sugar in the liver—kind of like a back up supply for emergencies. something traumatic like a surgery can cause your body to release the sugars.

but my guess for you is that—especially if you don't usually have low blood sugars—you over-corrected with too many carbs. it's really easy to do. and if you're not accustomed to dealing with low blood sugar, I'd guess that's what happened.

apanda 2009-07-27 10:26:44 -0500 Report

Hi MsB. I can't answer your question of "why" but I do know that each time I have had surgery or any procedures done that my BS goes all out of whack too. My doctors always warn me that this is a strong possibility and to just be ready for it. As for your numbness and tingling after your procedure, I think I would call the doctor and just check it out. That does not sound normal to me. Hope you will be back to normal soon.

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