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Old 02-11-2005, 07:40 PM   #1
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I just have a question I am not a diebetic and have no thoughts that i am one but my question is wat r the signs of feeling low on glucose and high. When ever i dont eat like for 4 hours i get really dizzy and my fingers fall asleep im having respitory problems right now and am on meds so that could b the cause. ive know u can still have low sugar sometimes even when not diebetic. my quest is, is wat r the signs of it and wat helps.
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Old 02-11-2005, 09:03 PM   #2
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I am a type one diabetic and have been for almost 23 years now. I am on an insulin pump. I'm sure everyone has different signs for themselves, but i can tell you from my own experience some of them.

Low blood sugar
shaky
sweaty
weak
blurry vision
confused
forgetful
can't walk straight
numb limbs

High blood sugar
extreme thirst
increased urination
nausea
throwing up
dehydrated
flu like symptoms
possibly throwing ketones in urine


I'm sure that doesn't cover all of the possibilities, but that is how I feel if my blood is out of whack. Hope that helps you some. Any other questions, just ask. If I know, I'll answer

 
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Old 02-11-2005, 09:19 PM   #3
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hey thx i actually do have a quest but i dont know how to ask it its like my hand has been asleep for 2 hours and im dizzy and im not to shacky but is there anything i can do that u know of i ate something like 3 hrs ago.

and is it true that my blood sugar can be messed up even not havin it

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Old 02-11-2005, 09:53 PM   #4
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In my opinion you sound hypoglacemic or you have a little low blood sugar. Please keep in mind though that it is only my opinion. I could never know for sure what the problem is. The only fix if you are a little low would be to eat a snack with at least 15 grams of carbohydrate in it.

In case you don't know what that means a couple of suggestions would be eat 7 or 8 saltine crackers with some cheese or a couple of tablespoons of peanut butter on them

or you could drink 4 oz of juice

or eat a small apple

you could eat a piece of bread or toast with peanut butter on it

you could eat around 1 cup of grapes

Thats all I can think of without going through my fridge or cabinents and getting out my carb counting book.

Anyway, if you are low this should help and if you're not there isn't much harm in a small snack that I know of. Also, if this has been happening to you a lot you should ask a dr asap.
Good luck, let me know

 
Old 02-12-2005, 02:35 PM   #5
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k thax actually right now im feeling that way again except this time i feel really weak, tired, and i have a headach. i ate someting like an hour or two ago and my headach went away and im not as dizzy. i dont know any other advice

 
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