It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Diabetes Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-30-2011, 06:35 PM   #1
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Columbus, OH, USA
Posts: 177
sandi2932 HB User
Type 1 diabetic question-sugar too low

My Nephew's glucose level has been really low lately. He wakes up with his sugar levels low and it stays low all day. He can walk around a grocery store and he will be sweating and his sugar becomes low. Could something be wrong?

 
Old 11-30-2011, 07:05 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: MA
Posts: 3,529
SamQKitty HB UserSamQKitty HB UserSamQKitty HB UserSamQKitty HB UserSamQKitty HB UserSamQKitty HB UserSamQKitty HB UserSamQKitty HB UserSamQKitty HB UserSamQKitty HB UserSamQKitty HB User
Re: Type 1 diabetic question-sugar too low

You didn't say how old your nephew is and how long he's had diabetes, but sometime the doses need to be adjusted due to an increase in activity, a decrease in the amount of food being eaten, a body change (i.e., hormones kicking in at puberty, or hormone levels finally stabilizing), etc. What type of insulin is he on, and what is his regimen (that is, does he take shots or is he on a pump; if shots, is he on long-acting and rapid acting insulin, and what is his routine for the rapid-acting - does it go by a sliding scale or does he count carbs?)

The more information we have, the more likely we can make some recommendations.

Ruth

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 12-03-2011, 06:40 PM   #3
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Columbus, OH, USA
Posts: 177
sandi2932 HB User
Re: Type 1 diabetic question-sugar too low

Quote:
Originally Posted by SamQKitty View Post
You didn't say how old your nephew is and how long he's had diabetes, but sometime the doses need to be adjusted due to an increase in activity, a decrease in the amount of food being eaten, a body change (i.e., hormones kicking in at puberty, or hormone levels finally stabilizing), etc. What type of insulin is he on, and what is his regimen (that is, does he take shots or is he on a pump; if shots, is he on long-acting and rapid acting insulin, and what is his routine for the rapid-acting - does it go by a sliding scale or does he count carbs?)

The more information we have, the more likely we can make some recommendations.

Ruth
Wow! I didn't know all that made a difference. He is 30 and has had diabetes for approximately six years. I will have to check on medicine and dosing. I know he uses an insulin pen at night and I don't know what the medication he takes during the day is. I will check further. Thank you!

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
which is worse to have Type 1 or Type 2? dewing Diabetes 9 01-05-2011 05:09 PM
How long before Type 2's go on medication/insulin? dewing Diabetes 11 01-16-2010 09:08 AM
New Type 2 Diabetic.... Question borisnatasha Diabetes 3 06-04-2009 08:19 PM
Knee and hand pain in a type 2 diabetic azmomof3 Diabetes 3 02-27-2008 05:23 AM
possible to test +ve to antibodies before LADA (or type 1) has been activated? shellshell82 Diabetes 11 03-05-2007 10:46 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added




Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Actos
Amaryl
Avandia
Glipizide Glucophage
  Humalog
Lantus
Metformin
Novolog
Potassium




TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



Cora1003 (68), SamQKitty (54), JJ (34), Azurah (17), 92261 (12), rosier (6), sunshine12 (5), bdrunner79 (5), NewdestinyX (5), ladybud (5)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1136), MSJayhawk (941), Apollo123 (855), janewhite1 (823), Titchou (769), Gabriel (743), ladybud (667), sammy64 (666), midwest1 (654), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:43 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.com™
Copyright and Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!