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By London Latest Reply 2009-11-05 19:42:18 -0600
Started 2009-11-05 01:10:44 -0600

I recently was diagnosed w/ diabetes but I'm not quit sure how long it went undetected. My question is when going into stores or walking through the mall, etc does anyone get hot and start to feel shaky and confused? This happens to me on long journeys through the store.


8 replies

mamaoak
mamaoak 2009-11-05 17:23:09 -0600 Report

yes you need some carbs i take snakes with me i have a kids lunch bage and i put things in it i can snack on uaually i pack my lunch and a morning snack adrink fruit and afternoon snack. what i can have for those times. i eat one when i start shopping carries me a couple of hrs then when i start felling funny i have something else.hope this helps.

ptsparkle
ptsparkle 2009-11-05 09:48:37 -0600 Report

It could be several things. These are classic signs of low bs. You need to plan your trips to the mall, by eating properly, checking your levels before entering mall, and then making sure you carry your meter wherever you go. Then stash some snacks in your purse for those insyances when it drops. Juice cans or boxes that don't need refrigeration are good. If you can't narrow it down, discuss with your dr. Good luck.

kdroberts
kdroberts 2009-11-05 08:28:22 -0600 Report

Do you take any of these medications? Insulin, glipizide (glucotrol), glyburide (diabeta), glimepiride (amaryl), starlix, prandin, januvia or byetta.

London
London 2009-11-05 12:29:52 -0600 Report

No… my Dr. wants to see if I can control it with my diet first. I don't go back for for a check up for 4 months. That seems like a long time to me.

Hinboyz3
Hinboyz3 2009-11-05 07:54:03 -0600 Report

It use to and I didn't know what was going on now I do I was a diabetic and didn't even know. So that really cut down on my shopping.

MarineMomX2
MarineMomX2 2009-11-05 07:31:52 -0600 Report

When that happens to me, yes my sugar is dropping. Was in Wally World last Saturday checking out when it hit me. Sweats, shaking, blurred vision…quickly grabbed a Dr Pepper to get me out the door. Was at 42 by the time I got to the truck and checked my bs. Usually it's my own stupidity…not eating when I should. Had worked all day and just wanted to get a few things picked up and head home. I know better some times, and yet I still do it. I also keep the glucose tabs in my purse for these types of situations too.

hbkunkel
hbkunkel 2009-11-05 05:34:40 -0600 Report

Yes, it has happened to me. I usually make sure I layer when I go there so I can take layers off. But what you might be experiencing are lows and you need to have a meter to check and if you are low you need to treat it. There are so many fast food places that it is no problem. But a pretzel or something like that will help. Good luck and keep asking questions. We are here to help you.
Betsie