low blood sugar?

By maryb27 Latest Reply 2010-06-16 12:18:06 -0500
Started 2010-06-09 15:10:42 -0500

i was at work and my hands started shaking and my vision went blurry. what does that sound like?

6 replies

laceyo06 2010-06-16 12:18:06 -0500 Report

this is what i do i just found out the i have Pre-diabetes and my sugars drop and i shake and i almost passout. my doctor just put my on metformin and that has seemed to help me a lot i am not having nearly as many problems as i was.

Emma2412 2010-06-11 12:33:25 -0500 Report

It sounds like low blood sugar to me. You should take your meter to work and also something to take in just such situations. Orange juice is always good for such moments and it's a discreet remedy. You don't need more than 2 oz. though. It always helps to be able to take your reading, but sometimes at work there's no discreet, private place to do that. And plan ahead now so those lows don't happen again. Think back to what and when you ate. You know the drill.

gregsteele 2010-06-10 10:41:54 -0500 Report

sounds low to me thats how i feel when low are you testing ? also if this was a low ask your dr. for a glucagon script it saved my a** hope all is well today love to all GREG

GabbyPA 2010-06-09 19:33:09 -0500 Report

Only your meter can tell you for sure. Blurry vision is associated with both highs and lows, but the shaking is usually a low. This is why it is important to keep your kit with you so that you can tell how to treat your symptoms. Imagine if you think you are having a low and treat it with quick carbs, but you actually had a high and you are adding to the trouble. If you are able, you need to test before you treat. If you are not able to test, ask someone to help you.

Here are a couple of videos that should help
http://www.diabeticconnect.com/videos/515-what-it-feels-like-to-have-a-high-blood-sugar-diabetes HIGHS

http://www.diabeticconnect.com/videos/24-what-it-feels-like-to-have-a-low-blood-sugar LOWS

Harlen 2010-06-09 18:56:54 -0500 Report

Low and high do it to me and sometimes when I havent eaten in a long time my liver will dump sugar in my blood and when I test it ,its good
hope this helps
best wishes

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