Shaky and tired

Mommycaj
By Mommycaj Latest Reply 2011-02-21 14:09:51 -0600
Started 2011-02-18 08:57:11 -0600

I'm still new at this but when I'm shaky, I should eat, right? and tired means I eat to much of one thing or the other? I'm shaky this morning and my glucose is 97. I don't think I can do better than 97! I eat a "legal" breakfast an hour ago and I'm still shaking. I just checked and I'm up to 132. any ideas?


15 replies

PetiePal
PetiePal 2011-02-21 14:09:51 -0600 Report

The usual universal rule is Under 160 after 2 hours from eating. I start to get shaky around the 80s. The rule when you're hitting a low is eat 15g of carbs immediately (this could be glucose tablets, a cup of skim milk, even table sugar!) Test 15 later. If you're not up eat 15 more, test 15 later etc. If you're still not getting up there call your doctor immediately. If you are you should plan to have a bigger meal shortly to make sure your sugar stays up for a bit.

Then it's really about finding out why you went low. Wait too long to eat? Take too many meds?

Gemm
Gemm 2011-02-20 11:52:32 -0600 Report

Our doctor has told us that 90 - @ 120 is a good reading tho we have seen as our average rises so does the point where we feel shaky etc at higher and higher low level readings. Our doctor says that is normal since as our bodies adjust to the higher average it will react in a hypoglycemic way to higher low readings.

For me, and my husband also, we have found that it isn't so much carbs themselves but what kind of carbs we eat. The simple carbs (in general if it's white it's simple tho that isn't always true) leave both of us shaky, weak and tired within an hour or so of eating whereas if we use the complex carbs (generally whole grain) it doesn't.

tabby9146
tabby9146 2011-02-19 22:02:03 -0600 Report

97 is a good number. 132, is not bad at all, especially if that number is an hour or two after eating. I can tell when I am a little low, like around 80, I sometimes eat a little something, but don't really need to treat at that number I've been told on here. Never have been really high yet, not since I've been checking it the lsat two years anyway. But I can remember feeling sluggish and tired when I did not think I should have been , before diagnosis, and that usually means high. Yep, low is shaky and hungry. Sometimes you may feel light headed when low too.

tabby9146
tabby9146 2011-02-19 22:02:02 -0600 Report

97 is a good number. 132, is not bad at all, especially if that number is an hour or two after eating. I can tell when I am a little low, like around 80, I sometimes eat a little something, but don't really need to treat at that number I've been told on here. Never have been really high yet, not since I've been checking it the lsat two years anyway. But I can remember feeling sluggish and tired when I did not think I should have been , before diagnosis, and that usually means high. Yep, low is shaky and hungry. Sometimes you may feel light headed when low too.

rinehart
rinehart 2011-02-19 13:19:15 -0600 Report

I have had Type 2 for 30 years. I have learned that: "YOU ARE WANT YOU EAT".
If you are truly concerned about controlling you blood sugars, you must pay attention to DIET. Also, keep aware that any change in results takes time. "Bunnycakes" is right when she suspects that it takes time for the body to adjust to lower blood sugar readings. You MUST BE CONSISTANT in reading your sugars; Morning, Noon and before Dinner.

Realsis77 is playing with danger is having sugars at the 400 level. I would gather that she is NOT PAYING ATTENTION TO A LOW CARB DIET. It does lead, over time, to HEART DISEASE, amoung many other things: Kidney, etc.

For those of you who are suffering Neuopathy ALPHA LIPIOC ACID in high doses (1200MG) broken down to two applications daily. Remember it could take up to 30 days recognize improvement. BUT IT WILL!!!!!!

MichaelMitc
MichaelMitc 2011-02-19 10:43:24 -0600 Report

I was diagnosed 15 yrs ago & to this day I still have problems with the shakes, tired & weak feelings. It is the way you treat your body. Remember, plenty of exercise, plenty of water, & meditation helps. A reading of 80mg/dL is really a good reading. Just keep a level head and all will work out for you…Good luck.

ReubenK
ReubenK 2011-02-18 14:00:37 -0600 Report

When I check my sugar levels it varies from in the 80's up to the 170's. I check it before breakfast and then I check it before I go to bed. So to me it seems like i can't control my blood sugars. It just drives me nuts is there anything that I can do? I'm open to any suggests and I'm active to.

MewElla
MewElla 2011-02-18 13:41:58 -0600 Report

Basically when I first started with the diabetes testing, I was simply wiped out, stressed to the max. I would get out to exercise and #'s would drop to around 70-80 and this was 2 hrs after breakfast. I think our bodies know when we hit certain down numbers and we get scared and mighty shaky. But always when this happened I would get a quick snack in me and about 15 minutes later my #'s came back up to 90+ and I was o k. Still new, still settling into a new realm. Just try the snack, sit down and try to chill. It is so confusing but talk with your dr and let him be aware of what is happening. Communication and understanding is big for me. God Bless You.

realsis77
realsis77 2011-02-18 13:32:56 -0600 Report

I was dredfully tired like that until I got put on my insulin. Your symptoms are sooo close to what mine were except I was running at 300 to400! I would also fall low at times. If your shakey you need to eat! What's the highest you ran? I'm curious if you don't mind me asking? I would fall. Asleep and could barely be woken. The tiredness was awful. It seems for me my answer was insulin. If your not high you certainly wouldn't need that! I truely pray your doctor helps you! I know how you feel and its just awful to go through that! I still get tired but no where near what I was! I just had no enegery at all! God bless you and I hope you get this figured out soon! If you need to talk I'm here for you anytime.

Harlen
Harlen 2011-02-18 12:36:48 -0600 Report

It was 6 months till I was able to feel good down at 100 lol
now I feel good down to 65 lol but get under that and I get the shakes and feel bad as well as over 150
Your #s are good keep up the great work
Best wishes
Harlen

Bunny Cakes
Bunny Cakes 2011-02-18 09:03:20 -0600 Report

Those are generally pretty good numbers, however if you've had high numbers for a long time you body may be thinking that it is low on sugar because it's no longer used to what is normal.

The body gets used to being really high and has to be retrained to be comfortable at normal levels.

I'm still new too and not quite sure if you're supposed to tough it out or treat it like a real low though, but I'm sure more experienced members will be posting soon.

kdroberts
kdroberts 2011-02-18 09:00:29 -0600 Report

What's a legal breakfast? The shakes could be for a number of reasons. Over the past week or so, what have your blood sugars been?

Mommycaj
Mommycaj 2011-02-18 14:46:01 -0600 Report

lol "legal" means I didn't have Lucky Charms! 45 carbs and some protein. The highest for me is 155, and I'm sound asleep at that. I shake around 60. but this morning i was shakin' at 97! I guess I'll just keep traching and hope the dr can make sense out of it all.