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What A Low Blood Sugar Feels Like

Have you seen the video going viral on Facebook right now where four amazing women with type 1 diabetes talk about what low blood sugar feels like? I love this video, and it inspired me to think about what a low blood sugar feels like for me and to put it into words in this post. I think this is particularly useful for friends and family who may not know or understand what it’s like. Please watch the video and consider sharing this post with your loved ones if you feel that it helps explain how you feel when you have a low. No compatible source was found for this media. What low blood sugar feels like Trying to explain a feeling is always hard, and trying to explain something as unique as the feeling of low blood sugar (or hypoglycemia) is even harder. The physical aspects of a low are easier to describe, so let’s start with those. I almost always feel the signs of a low blood sugar before it becomes critical. I’ll feel it when my blood sugar is around 60 mg/dl (3 mmol/l). I’ll start shaking a little, my cognitive function goes out the window, I get weak, and I typically start sweating (these are the most common low blood sugar symptoms). A cup of juice or 2-3 glucose tabs Continue reading >>

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  1. nckhan

    Low blood sugar

    What does having low blood sugar do to you. I was at work yesterday, and half way through the day I started getting a major headache, and sweating. I am new to all of this an still learning the signs of low blood sugar for me. Well when I got home I checked my blood sugar and it was 83. After I ate something things quickly improved. I guess the moral of the story for me is that If I start to get a headache and start to sweat for me that I a sign of low blood sugar. My other question is what happens to you guys and gals if you get low blood sugar. Also can you go into a coma if your sugar gets to low?

  2. Pepper2017

    I used to get dizzy, or light headed (learned the difference real quick) shaky, with low blood sugar. Below 70 most need to eat, that is considered low really. I sometimes still feel it around 70 or close to it. I normally (knock on wood) don't have much trouble with my numbers. I did at one time though years ago. yes, to your second question, you could go into a coma from very low BS if you are on insulin…or possibly meds. for those controlling by diet and exercise, I do not think that is a possibility for them. Make sure you have those glucose tablets with you, and your meter at all times, and maybe something like a sugary drink you can keep in your car or something ,good to have 2 things you can choose from that are fast acting. Don't overdo though, sometimes with a low, many people want to drink too much sugar, which can cause a problem later, with numbers too high and like a roller coaster. Eat protein after your numbers go up to normal.

  3. cmr55

    Sorry for you feeling low. No fun for me. I would sweat feel shaky and sometimes would get a funny feeling in my stomach. I do not get the lows much any more since off insulin. Make sure you have glucose tablets on you and also when you feel that way check your blood sugar. If low take a couple of the glucose tablets and recheck 20 minutes later. Or drink a half cup of orange juice or 1/2 cup of coke.

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In this Video We Will Discuss What are hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, and how can they affect my pregnancy? Hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia are both common in women with preexisting diabetes. Hypoglycemia occurs when blood glucose levels are too low. When blood glucose levels are low, your body cannot get the energy it needs. Don't forget to Subscribe our Channel on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZfb... For For Videos Follow Us on Twitter: Diabetes During Pregnancy Symptoms, Risks And Treatment https://youtu.be/SNf01dFL1zY What Are The Risks Of Diabetes To My Unborn Child? https://youtu.be/N-aNwqGKQl4 What are Hypoglycemia and How They Affect Pregnancy? https://youtu.be/XUjn-16DmGY How Pre-existing Diabetes Treated During Pregnancy? https://youtu.be/vQjOzry8T_M Causes and Symptoms of Diabetes During Pregnancy https://youtu.be/OirB5FmhJ3Y Typically hypoglycemia is treated by eating or drinking something containing sugar, such as orange juice. Hyperglycemia is when your body doesn't have enough insulin or can't use insulin correctly. Typically hyperglycemia is treated by adjusting your insulin dosages.

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A word of caution about the values used below. This study was conducted using people without diabetes. Some people with diabetes experience symptoms at higher glucose levels than the study suggests. Other people with diabetes appear to function well with blood sugars in the 30’s and 40’s (mg/dl). Therefore, the values in the study should only be used as an approximation. This study also used plasma glucose levels. Your values done at home might be 20 percent lower or higher than these lab values. For example, epinephrine release in someone without diabetes would begin at about 63mg/dl with a home blood glucose meter. More caution: Many people with long-standing type 1 diabetes completely lose some of these responses. The glucose counter-regulation system becomes impaired sometime during the first few years of diabetes. This impairment is unusual in that it seems to be hypoglycemia-specific: the ability of glucagon and epinephrine to respond to other stimuli is basically unchanged, but is reduced or absent when dealing with hypoglycemia. The cause of this is not known, but it is closely linked with the lack of insulin production. SIDE BAR: HYPOGLYCEMIA, What Happens As Your Bloo Continue reading >>

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  1. nckhan

    Low blood sugar

    What does having low blood sugar do to you. I was at work yesterday, and half way through the day I started getting a major headache, and sweating. I am new to all of this an still learning the signs of low blood sugar for me. Well when I got home I checked my blood sugar and it was 83. After I ate something things quickly improved. I guess the moral of the story for me is that If I start to get a headache and start to sweat for me that I a sign of low blood sugar. My other question is what happens to you guys and gals if you get low blood sugar. Also can you go into a coma if your sugar gets to low?

  2. Pepper2017

    I used to get dizzy, or light headed (learned the difference real quick) shaky, with low blood sugar. Below 70 most need to eat, that is considered low really. I sometimes still feel it around 70 or close to it. I normally (knock on wood) don't have much trouble with my numbers. I did at one time though years ago. yes, to your second question, you could go into a coma from very low BS if you are on insulin…or possibly meds. for those controlling by diet and exercise, I do not think that is a possibility for them. Make sure you have those glucose tablets with you, and your meter at all times, and maybe something like a sugary drink you can keep in your car or something ,good to have 2 things you can choose from that are fast acting. Don't overdo though, sometimes with a low, many people want to drink too much sugar, which can cause a problem later, with numbers too high and like a roller coaster. Eat protein after your numbers go up to normal.

  3. cmr55

    Sorry for you feeling low. No fun for me. I would sweat feel shaky and sometimes would get a funny feeling in my stomach. I do not get the lows much any more since off insulin. Make sure you have glucose tablets on you and also when you feel that way check your blood sugar. If low take a couple of the glucose tablets and recheck 20 minutes later. Or drink a half cup of orange juice or 1/2 cup of coke.

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This is how I feel when my blood sugar is low. These feelings are specific to me and generally across the board with diabetics. Please comment below and tell me how YOU feel when your blood sugar is low! Previous Videos: What is Type-1 Diabetes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7mhe... How it feels to have high blood sugar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTddL... American Diabetes Association: http://www.diabetes.org/ ADA Type-1 Diabetes Page: http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basi... Mayo Clinic Diabetes Resource: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-co... MadeYewLook By Lex **Type-1 Diabetic with a lot of resources on her Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MadeYewLook My Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ghsblackrose Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ghsblackrose Instagram: @karah_kay

What A Low Blood Sugar Feels Like

Perhaps you have seen the video going viral on Facebook right now where four amazing women with type 1 diabetes talks about what low blood sugar feels like? I love this video, and it inspired me to think about what a low blood sugar feels like for me and to put it into words in this post. I think this is particularly useful for friends and family who may not know or understand what it’s like. Please watch the video and consider sharing this post with your loved ones if you feel that it helps explain how you feel when you have a low. No compatible source was found for this media. What Low Blood Sugar Feels Like Trying to explain a feeling is always hard, and trying to explain something as unique as the feeling of low blood sugar (or hypoglycemia) is even harder. The physical aspects of a low are easier, so let’s start with those. I almost always feel the signs of a low blood sugar before it becomes critical. I’ll feel it when my blood sugar is around 60 mg/dL (3 mmol/L). I’ll start shaking a little, my cognitive function goes out the window, I get weak, and I typically start sweating (these are the most common low blood sugar symptoms). A cup of juice or 2-3 glucose tabs wil Continue reading >>

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  1. Alicia R

    I'm starting a diabetes blog for a close friend who was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. She's taking it pretty hard and says she's "not ready to be a diabetic yet." I don't want to push her to talk or make her feel uncomfortable, but I know sooner or later she's going to have the same questions I had when I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as a child. When you get diagnosed as a child, it's the only life you know and you don't question it quite like you would if you were diagnosed as a grown woman with a husband and family! I took it in stride -- but she questions everything! I figure when she is ready to talk, she'll have lots of questions and this forum is a good start, plus the blog I'm starting for her.
    Now, about that low blood sugar. I know everyone is different, but for the most part, the symptoms are the same. For me, having a low blood sugar makes me have to pee really bad! Kind of like the feeling you get when your blood sugar is high, the same urgency! What does having a low blood sugar feel like to you? Thanks so much!

  2. Spiker

    Fear, confusion, irritation, feeling detached and disconnected, unfocused, or thinking I am focused on one thing but I'm not even focused on that. Sometimes it's sudden extreme tiredness. Sometimes the earliest warning is a strong hunger for carbs. Unfortunately I often override that feeling, thinking it's just greed.

  3. Alicia R

    Spiker said: ↑
    Fear, confusion, irritation, feeling detached and disconnected, unfocused, or thinking I am focused on one thing but I'm not even focused on that. Sometimes it's sudden extreme tiredness. Sometimes the earliest warning is a strong hunger for carbs. Unfortunately I often override that feeling, thinking it's just greed. Fear? What do you mean? Like panic? I get panicky even though I've been through it a million times before. I think the scariest part, for me, is the rapid heart beat and that feeling like you're about to pass out. I was always scared of fainting!

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