Blood sugar drops after eating

By VolsFan22 Latest Reply 2010-12-20 07:30:29 -0600
Started 2010-12-17 21:15:57 -0600

I was wondering if there is anyone else that their sugar bottoms out after eating. I can eat a meal and about an hr or an hr and half later I feel sick and shaky. When I check my sugar it is low. Is there anyone else with this problem? If so what do you do?

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VolsFan22 2010-12-18 21:33:27 -0600 Report

Hello Gabby,
I've noticed that if my suger is high before I eat it will bottom out about an hr to 1 1/2 hrs after I eat, but if its low before I eat it raises it up. Like today at 5 pm it was 105 and 4 hrs later it was 77 in that 4 hrs I had ate a big slice of cheese lasguna with bacon and broc, plus a candy bar and 2 glasses of sweet tea. I don't count carbs cause the doctor told me it aint what I'm eating its my body thats causing it, she says I make to much insulin and then not enough so its like my body is on a roller coaster all the time. I'm not on any meds or insulin, my doctor says I'm pre-diabetic and you have to be a full one before anything can be done.

kdroberts 2010-12-18 22:07:56 -0600 Report

You need to get a better doctor. It's pretty common for people with type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes who eat a very high carb meal like you did to get very high blood sugar that triggers a massive insulin release and leads to low blood glucose. food is pretty much the sole cause of the roller coaster so there is absolutely things you can do. The standard starting advice for this type of thing is switch to 6 small meals a day, no more than 20g of carb at each one, and see what happens.

Besides, with moderate diet and activity changes it's possible to roll back pre-diabetes and hold off diabetes, potentially for the rest of your life. Ignoring it like you have been told is a sure fire way to become diabetic in the near future. Just to emphasise the point, find a new doctor who knows what they are talking about and can help you rather that one whose advice guarantees problems down the line.

GabbyPA 2010-12-19 13:08:48 -0600 Report

I have to agree with KD. That is the weirdest thing I have heard. Eating that many carbs is bound to raise your levels. What you want to do is test every 30 minutes for at least 2 hours to see what is going on. 4 hours later, your body may have reacted and gotten those numbers down. If you are going over 140, then you are really needing to revamp your diet and way of thinking, as well as your doctor.

VolsFan22 2010-12-19 16:23:52 -0600 Report

My sugar has never been over 125 it barely goes over 100. And it don't matter what I eat it can bottom it out. I can eat low carbs and high carb meals and it always bottoms out but sometimes if its low when I eat it raises it but if its under 90 when I eat it lowers it. It only started acting up about 2 weeks ago.

GabbyPA 2010-12-20 07:30:29 -0600 Report

This then sounds more like hypoglycemia to me than diabetes. That is where you are needing to eat more carbs to keep from going low. Eating more consistently small meals through out the day to prevent a low. You might want to ask your doctor about that, just to make sure. Take a list of questions to your doctor when you see him tomorrow and make sure you get answers that make sense to you.

I am rather confused based on what you are sharing. But I don't know as much as others do, so maybe someone can shed more light on the subject for you.

VolsFan22 2010-12-19 08:37:12 -0600 Report

Hello Kdroberts,
I'm going to see my doctor on Tue before I had always seen the PA, but he got anew PA and I like her but have not talked to her about this. However I'm glad to be seeing the doctor cause I ain't seen him in months only his PA and I always thought he was been then she was.

GabbyPA 2010-12-18 14:06:10 -0600 Report

Is it after every meal? What kind of carb amounts are you eating? Are you on oral meds that are bringing it down? Or on insulin and not calculating properly? Just a little more information and we will be able to help you out better.

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