Amber Farber
By Amber Farber Latest Reply 2011-03-08 11:12:30 -0600
Started 2011-03-07 21:25:36 -0600

Well I am feeling a little weak today..blood sugar was down to 74 ..don't know if that is okay for me..I was almost falling asleep in class.I had a perfect breakfast and took my meds as directed because i was up to a 155 maybe i need an adjustment in meds.what do yall think?

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realsis77 2011-03-08 11:12:30 -0600 Report

Hi. My major problem was when I was high (300/400) I would fall asleep and could hardly be waken. I felt as if I were drunk. Are you feeling this way in class? I finally had to get on insulin and it helped me greatly! No more falling asleep. However my sugar was extremely high unlike yours. Id just watch it because you might be having the same reaction to high sugars. If your doing this often id talk to my doctor to see if your possiably reacting to the higher sugar levels.74 should not make you feel weak. Possiably your body is used to being higher? Make sure you don't start feeling sweaty or shakey because that can become dangerous.I had a terriable low of 30 a few weeks ago I almost passed out! I needed to raise my sugar immeditaly! Watch your numbers closely to make sure you don't drop any lower! Good luck and God bless!

MOMMY_OF_AN_ANGEL 2011-03-08 08:53:23 -0600 Report

Like mentioned below, 74 is a perfect sugar. However, if your bloodsugars run a little higher than they should, a blood sugar reading of 74 may make you feel a little weak because your body had adjusted to high sugars. My sugars used to run in the 250-350 range. So, whenever its anywhere below 90, I feel shakey, sweaty, etc (signs of low sugar) and its not really because Im low, but rather because my body is not used to a "normal" blood glucose.

sNerTs1 2011-03-07 22:44:54 -0600 Report

We are all so different with how our sugars affect us. For me, my average sugar was right around 90s to 110s and I would feel like you did if I got in the low 80s. What is good for one person might not be for another so you really have to watch and listen to your own body talk to you.

Gabby said it right, keep a diary, a daily log. Maybe it all started with what you had to eat the night before? Since you experienced it more in the morning and you knew what you had and did, it could be a remnant from the evening before. Had you exercised more, drank more water, etc?

I definitely would not change any of my meds without keeping a diary and really looking for a root to it all first but, mostly, not before checking with my physician.

I wish you much luck. Please let us know what you find out and how you are feeling.

Hugs ~ Cheryl

kdroberts 2011-03-08 09:04:28 -0600 Report

Almost universally a good blood sugar is good for everyone. How you actually feel with that blood sugar is different though. If your body is used to higher blood sugars then it will throw symptoms of hypoglycemia at blood sugars that it shouldn't. It can also happen if your blood sugar drops at a fast rate. Within a weeks or so of having lower blood sugars your body will adjust back to where it should be but if you have large, fast drops in blood sugar you may still get symptoms. It's a double edged sword, especially for insulin users, because if you have too many low blood sugars your body will think of them as normal and won't throw symptoms until you are dangerously low.

GabbyPA 2011-03-07 22:17:03 -0600 Report

I think I would take note of what you ate, how you felt, what you numbers were and talk to your doctor before changing anything. A 74 is not a bad number unless it continues to drop. If that is where you bottomed, then you may just not be used to a number that low right now. My husband (non-diabetic) runs about 76 fasting. When you start to get in the 60's you want to be careful.

Kirla 2011-03-07 21:35:40 -0600 Report

In my opinion 74 is just fine. If taking insulin or certain combinations of drugs you got to be careful of lows. If not sure you should talk with your doctor. I don’t take any meds or insulin and don’t worry about lows. 74 is good for me. Usually if I get a reading between 60 and 80 its before I’m about to eat. So I just eat my regular meal. Sometimes in the middle of the night I test in the 60’s and a few times in the upper 50’s. Just go back to sleep. I don’t worry about it. I guess if I go below 50 I might think about having a small piece of chocolate. But to date this hasn’t been a problem. If you take lots of meds or insulin talk with your doctor.