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Old 10-14-2012, 07:47   #1
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Hi, I'm Edith a 30yr old female trying to get my diabetes under control once again. I was diagnosed at age 24 and have gone years at a time without managing it. I'm currently on 15units of R before meals and 40units of Lantus. I'm trying to figure out how to work in exercising. At work, for lunch, I have a big salad then walk for 30min. but noticing I get shaky two hours later. My sugar 2hrs after eating has been 79,90,and 100. Is this normal/ok?

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The shakes could be due to your body giving you the sensations of a false hypo. Nor being low, but feeling low. This can happen when you have been running high BGs for a long time. Are you a T1 or 2 ?

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I'm type 2.

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I would suggest you have a look at this site

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I thought a reading of 70 would be low for two hours after eating. But this is ok? Thank you for the site.

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My sugar 2hrs after eating has been 79,90,and 100. Is this normal/ok?
Hello Edith. For two hours later, those numbers are fine. You feel shaky because, as SKB said, while you are not low, you feel low - a false hypo. If you stick to your guns, the weak shaky feelings will pass as your body adjusts to normal levels. If you're at work and need to correct the shakes, just eat a handful of nuts or possibly a piece of cheese - anything that doesn't have carbs.

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Thank you, I hate that feeling and tend to over do it to make them go away. We have almonds, cashews and peanuts at work, I'll have to snack on those to help control it.

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Almonds would be the best choice of the three.

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Readings below 70 are considered to low, and 15 fr of carbs would be in order.

do you take the R insulin before lunch when all you have is a salad?

R insulin needs to match the carbs you eat.

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Yes, I take 15 units of R before lunch when all I eat is a salad and walk for 30min. I have been back on insulin for 4 days now and have gained 10lbs. I would like to lose 50lbs and have read that insulin makes it a little harder. Any input in regards to Byetta?

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