Oh my! That was a low. I had a low happen to me today as well. I went out shopping with a friend today and we decided to eat dinner. I checked my bg before dinner and it was 131 (very respectable). I took my metformin and 15 units of Humulog. I had 1/2 a sandwich on honey wheat bread, and a cup of tomato soup with some asiago cheese croutons (about 5). I was very full after and we continued shopping. Had a cup of coffee and started feeling jittery. We went to another store and I started to feel real funky so I decided to check my bg and it was 85! Now, 85 is not that low and I probably should not have felt hypo, but because my numbers have been so high for so long, 85 for me was low. I had to counteract with some dark chocolate. I guess I need to learn how much insulin to use with how much carb, but I was still shocked that I ate carbs and I went low. Heidi9478, you be careful with those lows. I would certainly be talking to the doctor about the high to lows you are experiencing. That is not good. Take care.So after lunch today my bs was 243 all I had was some turkey and veggies I had been out all morning at a fund raiser so I was tired went for a walk came home and took a nap and when I woke up my bs was 68
I don't know jack about using insulin, but I would think synchronizing units of insulin with grams of carbs would be paramount in avoiding wild swings. Scary!I guess I need to learn how much insulin to use with how much carb, but I was still shocked that I ate carbs and I went low.
Shanny, I don't necessarily think of it as a wild swing. My sugar before was 131, and I still took as much insulin as when it's been higher than that. I guess perhaps because I was doing alot of walking as I was out shopping at the mall. I don't know. I've never done the fast acting insulin before, so this is definitely a learning experience. I'm hoping my body gets used to a lower number quick because I should not have felt so funky at 85. I remember a few times in the past I went into the 40's with bg without any notice until it crashed and I had to really do some quick work to get it back up. Those were horrible, horrible lows. At least I know what it feels like to be low, so I had indication this time to check my sugar since I typically do not get jittery from drinking coffee (I'm a coffeeaholic)!I don't know jack about using insulin, but I would think synchronizing units of insulin with grams of carbs would be paramount in avoiding wild swings. Scary!