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Carbs are Like Sleeping Pills - HELP

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Hi, everyone. I am a semi-new diabetic. It has been about 1-2 years and they are already trying to put me on insulin. I am trying to hold out. My blood sugars are not at their best right now, but I know that if I could control my eating, it would be so much better... and I know this because I have done so. Whenever I eat anything high in carbohydrates, it is like I have taken a sleeping pill. Nothing can keep me awake at this point. Is this normal? Has anyone had this experience? Also, any ideas on what could be causing my low blood pressures (yes, pressures...not sugar)? I have checked with my doctor, but I don't really think they care all that much. I got my 10 minutes and they really don't have time to think about my problems in that time frame. Any advice anyone...anyone with similar symptons after eating carbs? I also know that I should be watching my carbs, but it is almost as if I can't control myself sometimes. It is like that candy bar is calling me.
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When I wasn't able to control my sugars, I was like you... any bit of carbs would knock me out. I slept at lunch for 20 minutes, and after supper almost every day.

Richard brings up several interesting points, particularly the dx of Type 2 possibly being off. When I was rediagnosed as Type 1 (adult onset) and began on insulin, my world completely changed in a wonderful way. Energy and strength came back immediately, and the continual drowsiness disappeared as my scores normalized.
You were without insulin for a long time and you really needed it. You are lucky you are doing well now and did not experience some damage while you were still diagnosed as T2. I hope things will go well for you in the years ahead.
yeah, me too...
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