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Old 07-09-2013, 06:59   #1
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So my doctor wants my sugars between 90-130 and she doesn't consider a low until its under 70 but i start shaking and getting really dizzy at 90 ( but i seriously think im like 40 when its happening) so she says i need to train my brain to not feel low. So im like so confused on how to do this?? So do i eat or wait to eat when i feel like im low but im only 90?? Any suggestions??
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Time is the only cure, I'm afraid. Your body has grown used to high glucose levels, so normal levels will feel weird. It's temporary. With good control, the yuck should fade away. This may take a few weeks. (I hated it!)

Whenever you feel weird, it's good to test. If your levels are normal, protein-y fatty snacks will help. I never left home without string cheese! If you're not hungry, then liquids, perhaps some hot broth, may help you get over the worst of the floaties. (That's what I called them. Once again, I hated it. But things are much better now.)

Please keep us posted!

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Your doc seems to think it's mind over matter, but she's sadly mistaken. It's your body that just needs a little time to adjust to your new lower levels. Our bodies get used to all that nice glucose riding around in the bloodstream, and when we start reducing it, those trillions of cells start squalling for their 'sugar'! As Shalynne says, time is the only cure - as long as you stay the course with your new control methods.




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Sure you can train your brain. Make it see a lot of 90s.

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The first time I fell into the 90s after diagnosis, i felt horrible. My body was much happier close to 200. But now I usually run in the 80's. I get a headache if I reach over 120.

The body adjusts to the range you settle in

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If you feel really bad, try staying in the 100s for a week or two avoiding highs. Once used to that, your body won't consider the 90s to be a terrible place to be.

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I had a horrible time with this, and I still sometimes do. I do what Shalynne suggested. I either have a piece of string cheese, or I sip on a small cup of broth. Both seem to help and to reduce that feeling of panic. I felt like this every time I hit about 95-100, and hated it. I could actually feel it coming, sometimes, if I was already near 105 and hadn't eaten. It does get better. As your blood sugar keeps coming down, your body gets more and more used to being at lower numbers.

The other day, I happened to test in the mid-afternoon and hadn't eaten for a while. I was at 96 and realized that I didn't feel floaty. I finally felt no different at that number than I do, at 120 or 130. So, it does gradually go away.

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Yesterday I started feeling hypo at 82 and thanks to the information here I was expecting this and did not get excited. A couple of years ago I would feel this way if I got under 60 but that only happened if I had not eaten for quite a while. I have been trying to deal with diabetes for years on my own. Family and friends know I am diabetic but none really know what it takes to deal with it. I feel very fortunate to find a group of people who are dealing with the same problems and are willing to share. It makes a big difference.

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Time is the only cure, I'm afraid. Your body has grown used to high glucose levels, so normal levels will feel weird. It's temporary. With good control, the yuck should fade away. This may take a few weeks. (I hated it!)

Whenever you feel weird, it's good to test. If your levels are normal, protein-y fatty snacks will help. I never left home without string cheese! If you're not hungry, then liquids, perhaps some hot broth, may help you get over the worst of the floaties. (That's what I called them. Once again, I hated it. But things are much better now.)

Please keep us posted!
I am so going to try the string cheese or broth!! Thanks for the advice!

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