Low BLood Sugar Levels

By debweb Latest Reply 2010-05-19 12:40:56 -0500
Started 2010-04-09 19:31:41 -0500

I am dealing with trying to keep my blood sugar levels up. I was hospitalized when it dropped drastically - was 43 in the ER. I am not taking any medication for this. I test my blood about 3-4 times a day. I am managing this by eating correctly. Any suggestions? Anyone else with this? I have only heard about high blood sugar. This is so new to me.

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Dhibhi 2010-05-19 12:40:56 -0500 Report

Are you doing streneous exercises or skipping or delaying meal for a long time ?Not eating enough quality carbohydrates such as vegetables.Eating too much animal protein that are not easily digested.Drinking too much alcohol also contribute to low blood sugar.

If you are doing any of the above, I suggest that you change your approach in order to avoid any complication in the future.

You can get more advice to help you manage your low blood sugar level at http://www.diabetescurestrategy.com/low-blood...

joni55 2010-05-17 22:50:05 -0500 Report

I have had a really weird thing happen with my lows recently. I get this lacey pattern going in my eyes and then I start blacking out. I drink some OJ and then I am okay. But, what is eye thing about?

Katie17 2010-05-13 17:53:08 -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
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?

GabbyPA 2010-04-10 18:50:09 -0500 Report

That is frightening. Yes, most of us end up with highs because of what we eat and need meds to help lower it. Here is some information on hypoglycemia http://www.diabetesmonitor.com/learning-center/hypoglycemia/hypoglycemia.htm
Things like extra activity, or not enough carbs in your meals or too long between meals might be a cause for you to drop so low.

I see you have "pre-diabetes" in the tags. Have you been diagnosed with diabetes? What do your normal numbers run?

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