Experienced my first low sugar level today (not the good way either)

By theladyiscrazy Latest Reply 2010-11-15 12:56:16 -0600
Started 2010-10-31 18:25:36 -0500

Well, went to church this morning and really didn't eat right (I know, I know). Basically it was a couple of cubes of cheese, and 3 little deli spiral things. Also had unsweet tea. I had to leave. I was sweating, shaking, and VERY dizzy. It took me a long time to get it back to where I could function well. Unfortunately, I did not have my meter with me, so I couldn't see what my lowest point was. I do know that after eating some candy (the only thing available) my sugar level was 120 (after 30 minutes). Normally I would be WAY higher than that, if I had eaten that candy any other time.

boy did I learn something.

10 replies

CaliKo 2010-11-01 17:10:32 -0500 Report

I have occasionally stuffed something in my mouth at church. Both of the pastors know I'm diabetic, so I hope they understand if they happen to notice. Yes, most of us learn the hard way that we have to carry something with us at all times. I never expected to have lows so early in my diagnosis! Good luck.

Ralph 2010-11-14 19:08:32 -0600 Report

Because our services last past my usual eating time I always carry some hard candy. If I did not I would get weak and not as sharp thinking(not a good way to drive home). I try to eat a real good meal before I go to church. I am usually there from 9:30 till 12:30 sometimes 1:00.

theladyiscrazy 2010-11-15 12:56:16 -0600 Report

Well, I think it was more I didn't plan well. Mass is only an hour, but I have been sponsoring someone in RCIA. So, I am there at 8:30 am; class starts at 9 am and lets out about 10:45 am, then we go to 11 am Mass. So, that was just too long from breakfast (prior to 8:15 am) that wasn't the best to after Mass. I will definitely keep something with me.

SUNNYSAL45 2010-11-01 15:54:42 -0500 Report

I know how that feels. I have learned to carry a small bottle of orange juice, fast acting glucose tablets, chese and crackers along with my glucose meter in my purse when I go anywhere. I have also learned that even though my sugar is high, if I haven't eaten a balanced meal ,I will feel sick. If you don't eat right and your sugar goes down, you get nausea and then when you get your sugar back up it takes a while for your stomache to accept food. I always keep some soup on hand for when this happens. I drink the orange juice to get my sugar back up and then I check it after 20 minutes. Once my sugar is back to normal. I eat something with protein to stabelize my sugar. When my sugar is too high, I go for a walk and drink plain water, this helps to bring it down.. Take care of yourself okay..We care about you..

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2010-11-01 02:49:44 -0500 Report

I've been caught like that a few times too. Seems hard to remember to make enough time to eat right some mornings. A few weeks ago I bought a second meter to keep in my purse so I have it with me. It has come in handy a couple of times already.

Crashnot 2010-10-31 21:58:25 -0500 Report

Those low sugars can keep you humble! Glad you bounced back with a good perspective!

theladyiscrazy 2010-11-01 07:44:16 -0500 Report

Yes, it does. I really didn't think I had to worry about lows, especially in the morning since my numbers have never been under 100 for fasting.