Why does blood sugar drop so fast

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1058898 tn?1275678751 Your doctor is uninformed and irresponsible to be allowing your blood sugar to go so high without advising you to do anything. As Zoelula said, it is your health. It is up to you. Get yourself educated and get it under control. Else there will be consequences. This is the plain and ugly, but necessary truth!
Avatar f tn My blood sugar is 78, feeling cold and jittery and wondering if that is too high of a number to be causing it. Since last Thursday I have been unable to eat much, and what I do eat has been immediately removed (diarrhea). I was diabetic in my last pregnancy and still needing to lose weight so I have been checking my sugars just to see if maybe that is why I feeling so low right now. Thanks for the help.
Avatar n tn however, you do need to work out how to do a correction of high blood sugars using humalog. For me, 1 unit of humalog will drop my blood sugar by 2.2 points. So if I am say 9 and wanted to be 7 I would take 1 unit of humalog. btw the coversion between numbers is 18. Hope this helps. Strongly recommend the book "think like a pancreas". See if you can get it from your library or find it in a bookshop. The levemir is not dosed based on your blood sugar at the time of dosing.
11587059 tn?1427631863 Like fainting, dizziness, headaches, rapid heart, diarrhea, of course vomiting, etc. So that's why I thought maybe it's my blood sugar. Can it drop really low randomly?? If so does it go back fast?
Avatar n tn 00 blood drawing. It turns out that at 12:00 just before this episode, the glucose level was 65, and at 1:00, after the episode, it was 64. ( By 2 PM it was at 79.) I know that those levels of 65 and 64 are borderline hypoglycemic, and I feel that I was having a hypoglycemic reaction after 12:15 and before 1 PM. Is this normal? I have often had similar reactions three to four hours after eating. This is why I lowered my carb intake in 2004.
1778927 tn?1381882347 There are actually two types of hypoglycemia, one is known as drug-related hypoglycemia and happens almost exclusively in diabetics and the second is called non-drug-related hypoglycemia and can be further divided into FASTING hypoglycemia, in which hypoglycemia occurs after NOT eating, and reactive hypoglycemia, in which hypoglycemia occurs as a reaction TO eating, usually of carbohydrates.
Avatar n tn Hypoglycemia is the body's inability to properly regulate blood sugar levels, causing the level of sugar in the blood to be too low or to fall too rapidly. Blood sugar, in the form of glucose, is the basic fuel for all brain operation and physical activity, including muscular. If the available fuel is too inadequate, any marginal physical or mental system may start to shut down.
Avatar n tn From personal experience, I know that NPH peaks about 8 hours after you take it and can cause your blood sugar to drop rapidly. I also know that Humalog is very fast acting and the combination of the both at dinnertime may be causing the rapid drops. For years, prior to being on the pump, I was put on Ultralente and Regular as part of a study to compare multiple injections with the pump.
Avatar n tn This morning I was seen by another doctor, I explained to her my symptoms and also showed her all of my labs and MRI of my abdominal and prancreas, her statement to me was that she thought that I am suffering from Hyperventilation and not so much low blood sugar, she also wants to run a 3 hour glucose test on me and also check for a Insulinnoma, (which she thinks that I do not have) she said that the only way to tell if I do have the insulinnoma is through blood work up.
Avatar n tn Back then the protochol for type 1's was 2-log-10 drop by 24 weeks. This stuff is changing SO fast now.....even the Docs can't keep up! I was clear at 24 weeks...thats all I know. And my sides SUCKED. I literally "crawled" around for the first 8 weeks. But I laughed and I cried(don't tell the guys) and I came HERE for support. I just came here and talked it out. This place was my haven that got me through it all. Thats why I stay around. Fubarcat.....
Avatar n tn He arrived home at 10pm but was expected at 6pm. I do not understand why he is unable to tell if his blood sugar is low. Is there a reason? How does he snap out of it? We are not always around as he livs alone and we are worried that he will have an episode and no one will be able to help. Sometimes he takes naps through the afternoon and when he wakes up, he's "out of it". He never used to take naps. I am scared and don't know what to do.
877110 tn?1240213663 When my aunt who is a diabetic gets that metal taste in her mouth, her blood sugar is too high but, everyone is different. Obviously you know about the tube that runs between your ear and throat, could that be infected, inflamed or otherwise irritated? Have you ever had an MRI of your head / neck area? could the metalic taste in your mouth / throat area be blood? but where would the blood be coming from? are your teeth in good shape?
Avatar f tn But, as soon as you increase your level of activity, like when your heart starts beating faster and you have to breathe heavily, your body will stop burning fat and instantly begin to burn blood sugar – because blood sugar can be converted to energy much faster than fat; so anytime your level of activity suddenly increases your body stops burning fat and burns only blood sugar.
Avatar n tn Just as there's no wild wheat, that was also created by humans because it was easier to get the husk off of before modern machinery, probably derived from spelt and kamut. That's why these foods are so problematic for so many. But I wouldn't say never eat beef, just wouldn't see it as a food to eat a lot of because no matter how you raise it the fat content is high on purpose, although I agree grass fed beef is better than corn fed.
Avatar m tn Your body is no longer so good at regulating your blood sugar. Why doesn't it go down? You are prediabetic. Ideally fasting blood sugar will be in the 80s (normal range 70 - 95) If you want to try to get it lower (ideal), then you could ask your doctor about starting metformin.
Avatar n tn 1) Does the Dr go by a patients symptoms or does he/she only go by blood lab results? If so what lab tests does he/she look at primarily? 2) Does the Dr normally test for BOTH Free T4 and Free T3 or does he/she only test for TSH? 3) Does the Dr prescribe T3 medications such as Cytomel or Armour or is he/she only prescribe T4 medications. Before you go to the Dr you may want to request getting all new blood labs.
380309 tn?1246471340 I get along well with this girl and so does Tom. She's 29 and has a 7 yr. daughter so she is responsible. Would not do this with just anyone and it's only till around Feb. Her daughter lives with the Dad so she wont be here but she will visit and is a real sweety. Got to do what you got to do right! Well I'll ck back with ya's later and let u in on anything new. Have a great day! TJack enjoy your concert sounds divine.
Avatar f tn I can be sitting in a quiet room, maybe with some people in another room talking, but then it all seems so loud, fast and intense. The people talking in the other room seem like they're yelling, my own thoughts are loud, and my slights movement seems exaggerated and agressive. It's not painful, and usually not concerning - actually quite fascinating, like for that period of time it is happening I am connected to my surroudings and myself in a different way.
961466 tn?1247553982 If she takes it at bedtime, then that may be too high a dose that is making her blood sugar so low in the early morning. Many people are able to treat their hypoglycemia down into the 30s, but much lower than that and they could lose consciousness. It is not safe to try and get someone to swallow something if they are unconscious, but they will need a glucogon injection or to call 911. Much better than risk dangerous hypos is to find out what is causing them to begin with.
Avatar n tn my blood pressure 160/110 mg/dl I went to my Doctor and gave me glucophage and I returned to my previous diet and I have a 0 urine sugar level blood pressure 140 /93 mmHg . but my Fbg becomes highest in the morning and lowest at bed time 260 FBG morning and 180 mg/dl at bed time. ( I am on 0 carb diet and I lost so far 10 kgs of my weight.
Avatar m tn So sorry to hear this Robert, I don't understand at all why they even have to have a placebo arm anymore...they know in spades what the results and stats will be there s why not give everyone at least some sort of shot at something better. Sigh, I'm so sorry. But look,no offense, but it sounds like over simplifyication, talking down to you really....stronger virons hardly covers it, but it may be all some patients need to know is probably what that guy was thinking.
Avatar f tn When your pancreas can no longer do that, then your blood sugar goes up above normal and you are now a diabetic. Thirst is a sign of high blood sugar (so is nausea)....diabetes, not just insulin resistance. And treatment can do that. If your blood sugar was high and you drank Pepsi (which contains caffeine), that could have made your blood sugar go up even higher (caffeine raises blood sugar)....and then you ate ice cream....fat and sugar. That would also raise your blood sugar ....
Avatar n tn We are trying everything from talking to her doctors every day and making changes in her dosages to watching everything she eats. My question is this, why does her blood sugars do well one day and then do the opposite the next? We haven't had two good days in a row yet. She is doing nothing different. There has got to be some tests that would reveal what her body is doing and why it isn't using the insulin correctly.
Avatar n tn I also found out about 1 1/2 years ago that I have Type II diabeties and I have not been able to afford the test strips so I have not been watching my sugar/carb intake. At the moment we are so poor that I have no idea how we will pay next months rent. We do not have food in our house and I'm living one day at a time - while every night I come online until I'm so exhausted that I go to bed and cry my eyes out until I fall asleep. I have been having some REALLY bad thoughts.
Avatar n tn She can't seem to tolerate blood pressure medications in any dosage--it causes her blood pressure to drop extremely low. She has had all sorts of tests for her high blood pressure with no causes found. Are there any vitamin supplements or specific foods which could help regulate her blood pressure? Is there something she should or shouldn't do first thing in the morning? Something she should or shouldn't eat? The only other medication she is on is synthroid.
Avatar n tn and I know logically all this pain is related to my stress and anxiety, SO WHY CAN'T I STOP QUESTIONING MYSELF? I am so sorry to hear all of you are going through this hell, but I have gotten my life back to 90% normal during the day, but it's at night when it's worst. If it even rains a drop I freak out (I went through Hurricane Ike here in Texas and I think it traumatized me) and I am searching for tornadoes, storm tracks all at 2 am when my kids and husband are sleeping.
Avatar f tn I became hypothyroid and my hair fell out and is still falling out despite meds. My blood sugar went nuts. I had muscle weakness so it could be Lyme. I am still to ill to write much more but others will step in to help and give much more info.
Avatar n tn your story is the same as mine, but I had RAI to stop the thyroid from dumping, so far it's been ok haven't had any major hyper issues in 3 months, my blood sugar has returned to normal too. And my heart rate hasn' went over 80....almost feel normal...almost ...still alot of pain, and some brain fogs.
Avatar f tn Would you say you get "motion sickness?" As a child, I could not watch a train go past the car while we waited at a train stop. My siblings would happily count the cars and watch, but it made me "dizzy." It's not like vertigo -- in which the whole world flashes past your eyes. It's that light-headed-dull-pain feeling in the head. SCROLLING on a computer screen is just like a train rolling past. It's painful for me.
Avatar n tn I passed a blood clot the size of a bowling ball. It hit the floor and so did I. It was the last thing I remembered until I was brought back. My husband was with me luckily when it happened and he called a nurse. I had stopped breathing, my heart had stopped and the nurse did CPR until the Doc came in and saved me. Obviously I was bleeding to death internally and I had to get immediate treatment and blood. I am not trying to scare you, but you need to be seen. When you called for your appt.