Low Blood Sugar

Linds
By Linds Latest Reply 2008-07-04 04:52:24 -0500
Started 2008-06-26 16:22:25 -0500

I went to a psychiatrist with troubles with anxiety. She questioned me about my diet and when I eat. I told her that many times I would eat at noon and then not eat again until 8:30. She mentioned that I was diabetic and could be going Hypoglycemic. I told here whenever I got shakey I tested my blood. She pointed out that even though my blood sugar did not show a warning low level, it was low for you. By the way, low for me is between 100 and 125. She pointed out that everyone has a different level where their body acts as if is Hypoglyceimic. My body is sending me warnings even though I was not in danger of going into a diabetic coma or anything, but it would turn me into being shakey and not feeling good. Is this true? Can anyone relate to what she is saying to me?


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Leigh Marsden
Leigh Marsden 2008-07-04 04:52:24 -0500 Report

I absolutely can relate. I am on Lorazepam for anxiety . I was taking it prior to my finding out that I had diabetis. But, since I have noticed that my anxiety has worsened. See a dietician to stabalize you eating regime and see a phychiatrist for your anxiety. Between them, you can get a program specifically set just for your needs. Leigh

Leigh Marsden
Leigh Marsden 2008-07-04 04:52:24 -0500 Report

I absolutely can relate. I am on Lorazepam for anxiety . I was taking it prior to my finding out that I had diabetis. But, since I have noticed that my anxiety has worsened. See a dietician to stabalize you eating regime and see a phychiatrist for your anxiety. Between them, you can get a program specifically set just for your needs. Leigh

susanfinkle
susanfinkle 2008-06-30 04:28:54 -0500 Report

I had a bood sugar of 34the othr day ,the sweats and veyshaky, I drank oj and ate soemting and it went to 90 in aproximately 10 minutes.It was very scary, I should have takenthe tablets that areussed for that glucose tabs. I hopefully have leanedfrom that.

redman
redman 2008-06-30 04:21:15 -0500 Report

during the week I usually take in som form of nutrition every 3-4 hrs. I start the day with a big bowl of high fiber cereal(I like to mis shreeded wheat, raisin bran, multi grain cheerios, kellogs all bran and raisins) and a large cup of coffee around 5-5:30 am then at 8am I'll have a 12 oz can of V8 then at 10am I'll have a banana or a pack of peanut butter crackers. At noon I have a burrito i make my self with beans, brn rice, vegs,& 85/15 ground beef or ground turkey. then have another burrito for supper around 5pm and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich around 8pm.
I was diagnosed in Feb of this yr and was put on 5mg of glipizide 2x a day. For the last month I have been taking the pills only once a day. I have been testing only once a week during that month too. My sugar one time hit 160 but has mostly staying around 80-110. I get plenty of exercise at work and working in the yard after work, and riding my bicycle 10-20 mi a week

Leigh Marsden
Leigh Marsden 2008-06-30 04:02:17 -0500 Report

Hello Linds,
From my experiences, this is true. My low is close to yours. I start feeling different at 140 and down. Pay attention to your body… that will be your saving grace. Good luck and welcome to the forum. Leigh

LeighG
LeighG 2008-06-29 02:12:07 -0500 Report

i get like that at them numbers as well.i start to feel so crappy and i cheak my numbers and they not really low but like yours 100 to 120.my docter says everyones body is diff some feel it then some feel it lower.when my numbers go under 100 i dont always notice.i really hate these feelings you get hard to get used to.i am just starting to get witch one is high and witch one is low.i eat 6 times aday to try to keep them where they should be.maybe that would help you keep your numbers good eating more often.
leigh

JP - 14811
JP - 14811 2008-06-27 06:19:59 -0500 Report

Hi there..
I can relate to this big time. I've had hypoglycemia since I was 6 years old (I'm now 50) and now have episodes of high sugars to go along with it. I'm like the 'roller coaster of blood sugar'. Sometimes the feelings are not a reaction to the actual low but to the sugar level dropping quickly. When I exercise I can drop from 150 before to 50 after in just 45 minutes. Sometimes I notice and sometimes I don't. Mostly I get a feeling around my eyes like I can't focus and I pop a few glucose tablets and everything clears right up (vision wise). I follow a diet for hypoglycemia and it is the same as for diabetes except with a little more protein in it. I have issues with this because I don't really like meat much. I eat it anyway sometimes because the fat/protien combo helps hold a more stable blood sugar level. Sorry so long but I can relate. I passed out in school everyday of my childhood so lows are nothing new to me. Frustrating that it's still going on over 40 years later… but life goes on.. :) I tried the Extend bars that they talk about in here all the time but they gave me stomach issues from the Malitol in them. Just added that because I know someone will tell me to try them LOL

*Judy (JP)

Linds
Linds 2008-06-29 02:01:23 -0500 Report

I was just pointing out that I thought I had anxiety and was treating that, but the Dr. pointed out that it might be my body saying my blood sugar was low for me. It wasn't low according to medical standards, but because my body was used to higher blood sugar, my body thought I was hypoglyceimic even though I wasn't.

tmana
tmana 2008-06-26 17:45:29 -0500 Report

My PCP explained to me that we all need to eat at least every 4-5 hours for health, regardless of bg level. Also, depending on your diabetes management regimen, you may not have the option of a "liver dump" to bring your blood glucose back to "normal" (actually, higher than "normal") after you've gone low…

morris.js
morris.js 2008-06-27 00:07:51 -0500 Report

When you have run with high blood sugar for a period of time, your body gets used to those highs. Then when you get to more "normal" levels, your body "thinks" it is going hypoglycemic. As your body adjusts to those new levels over time, you will not get that sick, shakey feeling untill your levels drop even lower. It is just a matter of time for the adjustments to balance out.
I eat 5 or 6 small meals a day, and this has helped me in several ways. First, no more hunger pains, next, no "stuffed" feelings, and lastly, my levels seem to be more consistant and I do not have such wide ranges of ups and downs.
I hope this helped.
John

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