By LoriAnne Latest Reply 2013-05-15 19:27:58 -0500
Started 2009-10-27 21:44:31 -0500

I would like to know if anyone out there gets the jitters when their blood sugar is in the normal range? My insides shake so bad when I am in the normal range. Whether it was114 yesterday or 82 this morning.. I don't do this when it is higher than 120. I am down to only 15 units of insulin at night. HELP!!! What can you do other than eat? If I am 120 or below I shake

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SassyFrassy 2013-05-15 19:23:03 -0500 Report

I have 2 meters. After getting the shakes one day and my main meter was reading 145, I checked with the other meter and it showed in the 100's. These meters are not always accurate. I took both meters when I went to the doc and both mine and hers were all different. Even she was puzzled. I would recommend anyone with a read that doesn't coincide with how you're feeling to check it against the docs. I had run the little tests on both to make sure they worked right. The only thing we can figure is they are all different brands.
Listen to your body. It knows best. I get jitters when mine is too high, too (over 280). It feels different then the typical low sugar shakes.

cussinwolf 2009-10-28 20:15:37 -0500 Report

I read that sometimes when you have run above normal bgs that your body thinks there is a problem when it starts getting normal. Check with your doc.

MarineMomX2 2009-10-28 20:02:39 -0500 Report

Looks like you're definately not alone on getting the jitters. I had them when my bs initially started dropping. Only time I get them now is if I drop below 60 and it's usually because of my own stupidity and I need to eat. A friend of mine is going through the same thing right now, his new meds have dropped his bs from the 300 range down to the low l00's. Jitters, shakes, sweats are all new feelings at one time or another. Your body just takes time to get aclimated to a new bs range.

ONeil 2009-10-28 17:57:47 -0500 Report

well as for me I get the shakes when my get low and it gets about 80 or below but See I am on insulin at night time it is only 10 unts and the pill in the morring. So I do know what you are going though. but all I can say is stick with and ask you Dr a lot of question. Best wish is


Alicia039 2009-10-28 17:42:31 -0500 Report

It took quite awhile for my body to adjust from High bg to a normal range. I can remember feeling sick and about to pass out. Check my bg leves and they were in the "normal" range. When I talked with my Dr. she said it would take awhile for my body to adjust. I gave up a few times and quit taking medicine. Finally decided I needed to stick with it and ride through it. It was hard.
Glad to see your numbers are good. Good luck and keep up the good work :)

SuzyAttendorn 2009-10-28 13:59:37 -0500 Report

I had this happen a few times when I first started testing and "being good" about watching my diet etc. I chalked it up to my body not being use to me being in a more normal range. It hasn't happened in a few weeks now, but it was very unnerving. Suzy

lipsie 2009-10-28 08:16:34 -0500 Report


I too have had this, I did not realize why until now hearing from others it makes perfect sense. Lately it's been much better but I have had my sugars down more so that must be why I can handle it more now. Great question, I have wondered this! Hugs! Sheila

Hinboyz3 2009-10-28 06:49:18 -0500 Report

I too use to get the jitters and didn't even know what was going on, until I went to the doctors for my yearly checkup!! Thank God for those, we all need them and should get them yearly. But it is a scary thing for your body to notice.

BLC 2009-10-27 21:59:40 -0500 Report

I actually do the same thing. I told my doctor and he said it is because my sugars run high so much my body is not used to a normal blood sugar level and a normal blood sugar is tricking my body into thinking I'm low and my body reacts accordingly. He said if I would keep my sugars in a good normal range for a few weeks this would go away but I would have to keep them in range to keep it from happening again. But my sugars run really high a lot…like in the 300 and 400s. But I have been doing better keeping them between 150-200 the past couple weeks and just today I thought I was really low at 159. Good luck.

LoriAnne 2009-10-27 22:11:54 -0500 Report

Good job getting those numbers down! Just keep doing it. The jitters is scary for me. My sisters both are diabetics as well and they don't take the jitters. Am I just weird or what? Thanks for the input on the jitters.

ptsparkle 2009-10-27 22:25:27 -0500 Report

No you are not weird. When mine get low, around 100, I start to notice some slight changes. Then if it drops down pretty quick, my fingers get the shakes, and my vision goes wacky. Then it's between 60-80. Time to eat or snack depending on ime of day.
I also was high for years in my denial stage, so i think what others have said about body getting used to normal range is true. eep working those numbers down and good luck.

LoriAnne 2009-10-27 22:29:17 -0500 Report


hbkunkel 2009-10-28 05:46:24 -0500 Report

No you are not wierd getting the jitters. Your body has to relearn to live in a better range and hopefully the jitters will stop soon. Good luck and keep us informed.

Harlen 2009-10-27 21:57:21 -0500 Report

How long have you ben keepping your #s
I got them when I whent from High to the normle range I gess I was high so long that I didnt know how to handle the norm it was a long time till I was able to get to the new low SB but that was just me If I was you I would go see the Doc ASAP
Best wishes

LoriAnne 2009-10-27 22:09:48 -0500 Report

Hey Harlen, it's me LoriAnne. About a month now. But I know one thing is it scary as crap when your insides shake and if it gets so shaky you feel like your going to fall, or pass out, even both.

SassyFrassy 2013-05-15 19:27:58 -0500 Report

Eat something when that happens. Peanut butter crackers always works for me to bring it up quickly without going to high. Or try a bit of OJ.