URGENT... HELP NEEDED!

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This may sound dumb to ya'll, but I don't know if I should be concerned or not. Ever since I was sick a couple of weeks ago, I've had trouble keep my glucose levels UP. Today I ate breakfast, nothing unusual, and an hour later, I was starving and not feeling well. I check my glucose level, and it was already down to 100. At that point, it shouldn't be so low. I waited a while then ate again. An hour and a half later, I'm down to 86. I don't feel so well. I know that isn't low blood sugar, but one day it went down to 71 in that amount of time. If I eat 2 or three times as many carbs as I'm suppose to, it my go up to 150, but that is about it. Am I making a big deal out nothing, or should I call the doctor? I hate to call if it is nothing (I don't like to sound dumb to the doctor) but I don't want to ignore it if I shouldn't.
Posted about 10 years ago
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Hey Donna! In my 18+ years with diabetes, I have had to adjust my basal rates a number of times due to unknown reasons. I think these changes in medication requirements are just a part of our bodies changing and aging. Sometimes, these changes come about because of a medication that is introduced to our bodies...who knows!! But, it sounds like you might be in need of some minor medication adjustments. I would definitely suggest calling your doctor. AND don't worry about 'sounding dumb.' The fact that you are so aware of these changes in your blood sugar will signify how 'in touch' you are with your diabetes!! Hope this helps...
Brandy
Posted about 10 years ago
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Thanks for your help. My husband thinks I'm making a big deal out of nothing. It is frustrating not having anyone in the family who validates how your feel. He says I worry about it too much. I've been keeping a very thorough log of my eating and glucose levels. It has been hard to keep it up to close to 100. I'll probably call my doctor this week. It is making me a little cranky!
Posted about 10 years ago
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Hey Donna!

I would definitely call your doctor if this is bothering you. If anything it will give you peace of mind. I know that when I have unexplainable low blood sugars it drives me nuts (well, unexplainable high blood sugars too)...but the low ones can be scary. One thing that I do know is that when you have a low BG you're more likely to have another one. But if this is new for you and it's been going on for a while it might be good to call your doc.

Hope this resolves quickly!

Laura
Posted about 10 years ago
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I've been checking my glucose levels every couple of hours and making sure to eat like I'm supposed to. It seems to be leveling out. I averaged my readings since Oct. 29 yesterday and it was 104 which is great. I found a free program on the internet last night that lets you enter your data with date, time, whether it is fasting before/after a meal, etc. I color code normal, low, high, borderline and creates a graph. I'm going to try to keep that up and when I go for my next check, I will have to good data to share. Keeping close track will probably help me to loose some more weight too. I'm glad this seems to be working. I am feeling better.
This is the website for the free glucose tracker.

http://www.download.com/Free-Glucose-Tracker/3000-2129_4-10454535.html?part=undefined&subj=dl&tag=button&cdlPid=10815475
Posted about 10 years ago