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What A Low Blood Sugar Feels Like

In this article, we will explore what low blood sugar feels like for different people with diabetes. We will look at the symptoms, how they can change over time, and how they are often different from person to person. We will look at planning ahead, and the treatment of hypoglycemia, hereafter referred to as “low blood sugar.” To get started, patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes were interviewed and asked the question: What is it like and what do you do when life hands you the low blood sugar agenda for the day? Describe your experience. Melissa’s story Melissa is usually gung-ho and ready to go for the day, but when she is handed the low blood sugar agenda, it takes all the wind out of her “cells.” They feel wrinkled up and emaciate. Here is how Melissa describes her low blood sugars: I imagine you, (you wrinkly old emaciated cell with no food in you), as a grumpy old man. I scream at you, though I can’t move. No, I won’t take your stifling agenda! I have to work after all. My kids need me to take them to dance class after school. I’m reluctant to take your agenda, packed with the helplessness that is my poison pill of the day. If I believe those positive self- Continue reading >>

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  1. phambo

    Is 200 to 250 blood sugar too high at the beginning of a workout?

    I am still trying to figure out the new diet and exercise routine. If I start a workout at 120 bs, I'd be light headed after running a mile. But if I start at around 200 bs, I would be able to run 2 miles and lift weight afterward.

  2. 1776

    You never really want to be at 200 or 250 BG on any regular basis - this is not good for your body and will cause big problems. Your exercise will lower your bg while you are exercising and for a time afterward but getting to 200 or higher just to be able to exercise is going to do you harm. As you get into control - low hundred to below, your body will get used to being at that level and you will be able to exercise as you would like to at those numbers. It takes some time for your body to get used to being where it is supposed to be.

  3. MarkM

    Have you tested your blood sugar when you feel lightheaded? You may find that it is not actually that low, and your body is just going through an adjustment process. You need to let this happen. But if your blood sugar is in fact droping too low (below 80) during exercise, the best way to handle it is to eat/drink something sweet during the exercise. From testing and measuring, you will discover how much carbo you need and how often you need it.

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