JULIE939

Q:

Hi, during the last 3 months my numbers have skyrocketed. So i have totally changed what i eat and instead of getting 300s I am now down to between 90 and 127. Hoever i have noticed I am very tired and sluggish now. Is there anything I can do to have some more energy???

Amy Campbell

A:

The good news is that your blood glucose levels have come down nicely. However, that fact that you’re feeling very tired and sluggish could be signs that you’re not eating enough and/or you’re not eating enough carbohydrate. Carbohydrate (carb) is the body’s main source of energy and is found in starchy foods, like bread, pasta and cereal; fruit and fruit juices; some vegetables; milk and yogurt; and sweets and desserts. Eating too much carb can raise blood glucose levels, and, usually, when people cut back on their carb, blood glucose levels drop. However, cutting back too much can leave you feeling tired, sluggish and weak. While it’s important to get and keep your blood glucose levels in a safe range, it’s also just as important to nourish your body and make sure that you’re getting enough calories and nutrients to sustain health. I’d suggest that you meet with a dietitian to go over your food intake and develop an eating plan that will work for your diabetes and provide you with the energy and nutrition that you need.

February 6, 2014 at 10:40 am

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Chairmaker
Chairmaker 2014-05-31 15:02:54 -0500 Report

Can anyone here tell me if I should take a shot of my HUMALIN % Insulin when my sugar level is quite high? I did not eat a lot at breakfast, 2 or 3 bites of some oat meal. This afternoon at approx. 1:30 p.m. I started feeling like my blood sugars were really low. I checked and found it is actually high, 264 cm. I keep feeling like I am about to pass out and I have started getting a really nasty headache. Should I go on into the hospital and get checked out? Really desperate right now, thanks.