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Old 05-01-2012, 19:30   #1
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I been feeling light headed and spacey feeling for a few weeks to a month now. I constantly check my glucose and its been in range. Not low or high. Does anyone know some reasons to this?

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It would help if you tell us what your definition of not low but not high is.

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It would help if you tell us what your definition of not low but not high is.
90-140 mg/dl although I try to keep as close to 100 as possible

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There could be many reasons for your symptoms. Have you talked with your doctor about it? Doesn't appear from what info you've given that BG is the problem.

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When I first started a Low Carb Diet, I often felt like that. I felt like I must be low but would test and find I was 120, so definitely not low. On the Atkins Diet they actually call it the Atkins Flu. They suggest sometimes it's from a lack of sodium in processed food so to drink some beef or chicken broth to compensate.

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There are many things beyond blood sugar that can give you that feeling, like blood pressure for one. It's best to follow up with your doctor on your symptoms.

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I have felt this same way. My numbers are always in range when I feel this way, 100 - 150, yet I feel like I am going crazy because I will be driving or walking and feel like I am in another world, hard to focus and concentrate and almost feel like I am going to pass out. Going low, below 70, is a completely different feeling from this although you tend to think that you are low, but that is not the case. I have been trying to figure out if this is anxiety, which I have never had before. I have had Type 1 for about a year now. Always was extremely active, not overweight. All my blood work is great, never had a problem with blood pressure. I find it hard to work out at the level I once did when I am feeling like I can't even walk that far. The salt intake is an interesting idea though so I may try to increase that. Any other thoughts?

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Hello coffeedrinker. The need for increased sodium has become apparent to some of us following the lc/hf way-of-eating. You as a type 1 wouldn't necessarily need this, but if you ARE following a plan such as this, then yes - perhaps increasing salt would be a consideration. What I would suggest before increasing salt, is to increase your fats intake - that's where we get our energy when we're reducing our carb intake.

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Hello coffeedrinker. The need for increased sodium has become apparent to some of us following the lc/hf way-of-eating. You as a type 1 wouldn't necessarily need this, but if you ARE following a plan such as this, then yes - perhaps increasing salt would be a consideration. What I would suggest before increasing salt, is to increase your fats intake - that's where we get our energy when we're reducing our carb intake.

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I am not necessarily reducing my carbs, 45-60g each meal and 0-15g per snack. I am normally a very active person, run, elipitical, weight training. My diet is very healthy as well. This feeling mostly comes with movement, walking into a store, driving, etc. I feel pretty normal sitting.

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I am not necessarily reducing my carbs, 45-60g each meal and 0-15g per snack. I am normally a very active person, run, elipitical, weight training. My diet is very healthy as well. This feeling mostly comes with movement, walking into a store, driving, etc. I feel pretty normal sitting.
If you are good sitting but have trouble upright, have you had your blood pressure checked by a doctor in multiple positions and when transitioning? Mine for a while would drop quickly when I stood up which made me feel light headed and dizzy.

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