hypoglycemia

begonia
By begonia Latest Reply 2010-05-13 17:51:04 -0500
Started 2010-01-24 21:39:54 -0600

how many other sad souls have had to fight w/hypoglycemia events constantly while in very early stages diabetes,not even on medication yet because chronic lows,barely considered diabetic but sure have enough,low sugars,got rx for metformin and ended up w/45 for a blood sugar after food


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Katie17
Katie17 2010-05-13 17:51:04 -0500 Report

Ok, so I have a question reguarding bs, diabetes in general. I've been having low blood sugar problems for quite awhile, a few years now, and they've just gotten worse. I started seeing an endo last november or october, who diagonsed me w hypoglycemia. She put me on a low carb, high protein, no sugar unless w a meal diet. This worked for a little, but not really. Im still sick all the time, and I'm starting to think my blood sugar is getting high at times. Back in Feb, the nurse at school checked my bs literally 1 minute after I ate lunch and it was 119. I had only had breakfast at 6, and I didn't have lunch till 1. is 119 high? More recently, I've noticed that Im almost always feeling sick, but It's not always a low feeling. Sometimes I wake up w lows, and they are pretty bad, and other times I wake up, but it doesn't feel low. Im confused why I'm feeling this bad if Im following everything the doc says. Back in Nov my a1c was 4.9, which I guess is really low, but still acceptible. In feb it was 5.0 or 5.1. I've just recently started feeling different sick symptoms…At one time I had antibodies in my blood and the doc diagnosed me with hashimotos. As of 3 mts ago, my levels wern't bad enough to put me on meds but Im getting sicker, so I hope i can be put on some kinda meds to make me feel better. Im 17 btw.
Most recent symptoms:
tingling in feet
nausea
shaking, can't concentrate - when low
overall sick feeling - almost as if im drunk (although I've never drank - haha)
I have periods of hrs that I'll have a unquensible thirst, and ill be sick, but it doesn't feel low.
I don't have a meter, so I don't know what my levels are.
How does this make any sense?

spiritwalker
spiritwalker 2010-01-25 15:02:42 -0600 Report

It can be a difficult times at first. It takes time and patience.
Work closely with your diabetes team and they will help you. Its a combination of things. You will find as you watch what you eat. Different foods effect lows or highs.
Will keep you in my prayers. Keep us posted on how you
are doing.

cc9
cc9 2010-01-25 01:37:23 -0600 Report

we have all been there. its very overwhelming to figure out dosage of medication in the early stages and what sort of meds. your endo does not know for certain how your body will respond to the meds and dosage. so you are in an experimentation phase. plus bringing an awareness of the symptoms that signal a hypo event. as well as remembering to have your snacks to avoid having low lows.

but you must perserve because keeping your sugar levels within the prescribed range means you will avoid/delay complications.

this is a great site and you have everyone's support and encouragement.

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