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Old 07-03-2012, 19:22   #1
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I woke to a 38, Sunday night 11:30. I suspect that the Kids yabbering, and I grabbed the wrong pen. Shot out of bed, drenched in sweat, and felt horrible -- terrified. No question on what was happening.

I overshot (understatement!!!) correcting it -- by 3:30 am I was at 189. I was so tired all day, yesterday, and my BG was hard to control and I needed higher-than-normal doses. Enough so that I was at 133, this morning.

So I was thinking ... it is not GLUCOSE, leading to the aftermath roller coaster -- it is adrenal cortical hormones! Causing insulin resistance -- DUH!

I even worked on a study showing a maximal stressor event leads to about 3 days of elevated cortisol levels. But ... it is one of those things nobody told me, directly!

Maybe this will provide insight to others.

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I think you are on to something. I find when I get those mysterious hot flashes and test my bg it is always high. Wheter it is from adrenaline or cortisol, I don't know but I suspect too much cortisol. When your hormones gets out of balance anything can happen.

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I think I read in "Think like a Pancreas" that for every 'low' you have - be aware they are often followed by a 'high'. This happens to me too in spite of being careful (sometimes) not to wolf down everything in sight when I am low. Really wrecks my average.

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Some of those GABAs you got would squash that cortisol (adrenal) surge pretty fast like.

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MCS, tell me more...my cortisol is high, very high, according to my endo...how much GABA, when, and just more info....please. I do have those 'hot flashes' nearly every day.




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