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Old 12-06-2007, 10:16 AM   #3
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Re: Always hungry

Terri,
When you say you're hungry "even when [your} blood sugar isn't that elevated" it makes me wonder: could it be that your blood sugar is too low? When you feel that way, what exactly is your blood sugar level at that moment?

Also, if your blood sugars had been running quite high, it may take a while for a normal blood sugar to actually FEEL normal. In other words, you could be experiencing some hypoglycemic (low) feelings even though you're technically not that low. In fact, since you just started medications a week or so ago, I suspect this is the case. It should go away after a few weeks of normal blood glucose levels.

On the other hand, you could be experiencing actual hypoglycemia, and the only way to find out is to test when you get that feeling. If your blood sugar is 70 or lower, you need to raise it by ingesting 15g of carbs (about 2-3 hard candies or 4 ounces of juice)...wait 15 minutes and test again. If you're above 80, then you're okay.

Ruth