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Old 07-12-2014, 17:22   #21
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Try testing one hour after eating. Also ... after a starchy meal like cereal and banana, or a sweet drink (like juice), a test at a half-hour may prove revealing.

Those tests will tell you if you are getting a fast spike, followed by a sharp drop. Quick glucose changes, in either direction, can feel pretty bad.

Can't tell much about portions from your post, but my guess is that you're not eating enough overall ... and I can definitely tell that you're not getting enough protein or fat.

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As Shalynne says, you're waiting FAR too long to test, and any time you feel weird, you need to test right then - immediately. You're eating a very high carb diet and you're spiking right away - you need to test at 30 minutes, 1 hour, and again at 90 minutes and 2 hours.



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Hey guys, thanks for this. Will do!

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(and stop eating all those carbs! They're not good for you! )




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Just for the record, you are eating gluten free cereal....but then eat a bagel, and then rice which may contain gluten. Plain, wild, and brown rice is considered as gluten free, sticky /glutinous rice (Chinese/Japanese restaurants) contains gluten. Wheat or rye bagels contain gluten.

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I ate some chocolate, not a large amount, and got a 7.2 mmol/L reading 30 min later. So I've gone from 3.7 to 7.2 in just under 2 hours. Is that normal or is that a spike? I will test again later to see what's happening.

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I ate some chocolate, not a large amount, and got a 7.2 mmol/L reading 30 min later. So I've gone from 3.7 to 7.2 in just under 2 hours. Is that normal or is that a spike? I will test again later to see what's happening.
Did you read on Blood Sugar 101 - the section on "What is normal blood sugar" ???

Your testing schedule is not optimal. If you follow the advice given and what is written in BS101 - "How to Lower your Blood Sugar" and the testing procedure written there, your testing would have more relevance.

To answer your question - 7.2 from 3.7 is a spike, although the 7.2 is not in a dangerous level.

Why did you eat the chocolate? Was it because your BG was "low" and you were feeling bad? A better choice would have been something lower in carbs - something with protein and fat - which would have raised your BG more slowly and not contribute to another BG crash 30 minutes later.

As long as you use high-carb foods to "treat" a hypo incident, you'll continue to be on the roller coaster.

As I wrote previously, eating every 2 hours (protein/fat foods) will even out your BG and you won't have hypo incidents so you won't be tempted to treat with candy.

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Hi everyone, just an update. I've still been feeling horrible this week and continuing to get low numbers (often around 3.2-3.6 mmol/L) these are seen at various times throughout the day.

I saw my doctor today and he was concerned about my symptoms but also very confused, saying its a complex issue and there isn't a simple answer. He advise that I continue to keep testing for another week and meet with him again next Friday so we can go through my readings and get a specialist referral.

Yesterday at work I did a test around 12pm, I had eaten a good breakfast of natural yoghurt, granola, blueberries and honey. I had a cup of tea and some juice and then snacked on fruit throughout the morning. I got a reading of 2.7mmol/L which was very concerning.

Today while at work I had a very funny episode of confusion, sweating, inability to concentrate, dizziness and crying. This was as I was trying to fix a broken printer, I've found that any sort of physical activity wipes me out and often brings on these symptoms.

I was wondering if anyone has any experience of physical activity (even not strenuous) bringing on horrible hypo symptoms? I would also appreciate it if anyone could let me know their thoughts on a 2.7 mmol/L reading, I believe that is quite bad? And finally, does anyone have any recommendations on how many times and when I should be testing my blood sugar this week? So I can go to the doctor on Friday with some useful information.

Many thanks for your help everyone, you've all been so kind and supportive during this stressful time. So thank you! xx

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Well, if I may offer a few thoughts ...

You're still not eating enough. Nowhere near it. Almost all of what you do eat is carby: granola, fruit, honey and juice. If the yoghurt is not full-fat, and/or it's a flavored yoghurt, then it's full of carbs as well.

I suspect you're getting quick spikes ... followed by a steep, sharp drop ... followed by more spike-'n'-drop after the next meal or snack. That rollercoaster is no fun ride. Add that to hunger, and it's no wonder you're under the weather!

As diabetics, we cannot live on a low-carb, low-fat starvation diet. Such diets are geared for weight loss, and they produce high glucose levels. (That, plus they don't work well for weight loss, either.) For us, reduced glucose levels is Job One!

The Good News is ... a healthy, fully nourishing way of eating can also help with weight, if that's your second issue.

If you haven't had a chance yet, I strongly recommend you take a look at this site, Low-Carb, High-Fat (LCHF) for Beginners.

We care! Please keep us posted.

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Also salt craving with your other symptoms can be indicative of adrenal fatigue aka chronic fatigue syndrome. Night sweats and that "brain fog" is also an indication of an inbalance. Please listen to Judy,Shalynne and Shanny about eating so many carbs and no fat and little protein. Especially if you are driving to and from work. Brain fog and gasoline are dangerous.

Set up your testing schedule and stick to it. Test 1 hr after the first bite, then 2 hrs. I agree that you are spiking and then dropping fast. Give your doctor some data to work with. Testing all over the clock won't help him diagnosis you.

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