Type 2 and Essential tremors

By kmcook Latest Reply 2011-01-12 13:48:15 -0600
Started 2011-01-04 00:43:31 -0600

Any ideas on how to tell when shaky from tremors or low sugar levels? All I know is that I go into seizures when bs is in 30's. I don't really feel any different when sugars go low until the seizures start, this has happened 3 times now. It scares my kids real bad and husband just refuses to deal with my problems, I guess he thinks if he doesn't think about them they are not there. I sometimes forget to eat after taking my meds is why my sugars drop so much. Went from eating maybe once every day or 2 to having to eat at least 3 times a day. I hate the idea of having to stick my fingers every few hours to make sure sugars are not dropping too low.

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MewElla 2011-01-12 13:48:15 -0600 Report

During the first few months I had trouble with low blood sugar as I was out walking. Being new at this, I thought because I had had a big breakfast I did not need a snack during the walk. I would start to get very shaky and slightly disoriented, really scared me. Then realized I needed protein for energy so now I am always prepared, with snack and water with me. What a difference this made for me..I am careful about the protein. Good Luck.

jayabee52 2011-01-06 03:01:13 -0600 Report

There is another way to have an idea if your BG is going low. There are diabetic alert dogs which are trained to alert you if you are too low or too high. Here is a recent discussion about them: http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/90... There are other discussions which mention them also. You can type Diabetic Alert Dogs in the search box on the discussions page and click on the spy glass and you'll get a page of possible discussions mentioning at least one of the words in the search term.

re1ndeer 2011-01-05 08:08:11 -0600 Report

kmcook, when my BS goes low I normally get a headache, it's kind of a warning sign. It is quite dangerous for your blood sugars to go that low, you could go into a coma. I was in the hospital one time when my BS went to 38, I started to have what they call cold sweats, I imediately called for the nurses, and they gave me peanut butter and crackers to increase my blood sugar. Try to eat something, whether or not your hungry. Eat one protein and One carb, this will help you.Example a piece of cheese and a cracker. Hopes this helps.

Harlen 2011-01-04 06:44:29 -0600 Report

It looks to me that you may need a CGM this will tell you when your blood sugar gose way low I used them at one time to help me with lows and highs
They work pretty good .You can check them out at medtronic.com
They do have meters that test on your arms ???
Best wishes

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