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Old 08-10-2014, 23:59   #1
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I know i shouldn't complain but all day long my numbers have been in the mid 70. I feel shaky and sick to my stomach. Anyone else have that problem?

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Those are normal numbers, but they may feel extremely weird, indeed, if your body is used to higher levels.

LCHF snacks help a lot. Clear broth, full-fat cheese and/or nuts are good things to keep handy.

Over time, your body will get used to normal numbers and the weirdness will disappear. For me, the mid-70s signal that I should consider eating something ... but there's no need to rush.

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I know i shouldn't complain but all day long my numbers have been in the mid 70. I feel shaky and sick to my stomach. Anyone else have that problem?
absolutely! when I hit the 90's I was feeling off and weird and shaking then one day out of no where I took my blood sugar and it was 85 and I was pleasantly surprised at how I hadn't even felt anything. I do notice that if I eat the wrong things and it goes that low that I am more prone to the hypoglycemia symptoms versus if I just eat a good low carb high fat meal and I go that low I don't feel as bad so I think some rebound has something to do with it as to how bad you might feel if you eat any of the wrong things but maybe you don't but still give it time to adjust and you will be ok and eat something when that low even a glucose tab may help.

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I do not take meds.

I can be feeling great: full of energy, as clear-headed as I am capable of being...check my pre-meal BG and see 72 mg/dl. A few times when that happened, I postponed the meal & waited 15 minutes then checked BG again. Either I saw 72 or, apparently my liver had decided I needed a shot 'o glucose, so I saw 85. No. Big. Deal.

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I can suddenly start seeing flashing lights, feel dizzy and ill, and very much find it hard to think clearly. Check BG and see 72. Wait 15 minutes and see 61. Curse and take one glucose tab at a time, check BG over and over until it comes up to the - yes - 70s and stabilizes.

Over time, I realized those dropping hypos only happen if within the previous 18 hours (a) I ate even a teensy bit of potato or rice, or (b) my PP BG went over 130. I now eat to stay well below 130 and I avoid rice and potatoes. Hence, no dropping BG in months.

Morale of the story: If you feel bad check twice. See if it is a hypo or just your body getting used to a new norm. Hypo - handle it quickly and in a way designed to prevent a future hypo by going too high on recovery. Not-Hypo - drink broth, grab a stick of butter and take a bite, take - literally - two bites of pre-cooked meat and see if that makes you feel better. Getting healthy can be hard work, but the end result is oh-so-good.

Intrinsically, the 70s are healthy and our bodies are designed to be happy there. But they can take some getting used to.

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