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Ok, this is just a crazy ride! Was just told last week that the Dr believes I am a diabetic, not sure if I have type 1 or type 2, awaiting results of more testing :( The Dr put me on 500 mg of metformin once a day. Which almost immediately halted the blurry vision i was experiencing. That was last Thursday. Today I was going to walk and before I could finish my 2 miles my heart was racing a bit and I felt shaky? I am 37,female, active, 5ft 4 and 119lbs, Do you think I could be having a drop in BS????? Just trying to figure all of this out.
 

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Ok, this is just a crazy ride! Was just told last week that the Dr believes I am a diabetic, not sure if I have type 1 or type 2, awaiting results of more testing :( The Dr put me on 500 mg of metformin once a day. Which almost immediately halted the blurry vision i was experiencing. That was last Thursday. Today I was going to walk and before I could finish my 2 miles my heart was racing a bit and I felt shaky? I am 37,female, active, 5ft 4 and 119lbs, Do you think I could be having a drop in BS????? Just trying to figure all of this out.
You need a meter. When you feel like this, then testing will tell you if you are low. That would be 70 or lower.
 

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Yes, exercise can lower your blood sugar, and Breeze is right - you need to be able to test when things don't feel right, so get a meter as soon as you can. If your doctor doesn't offer you one, go to Walmart or another chain like Krogers or Walgreens . . . they all have cheap meters. I use the Walmart one which costs less than $10, and their strips are about half the price of other brands.
 

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Thanks guys! I think i will run and get one now. :rolleyes:




Yes, exercise can lower your blood sugar, and Breeze is right - you need to be able to test when things don't feel right, so get a meter as soon as you can. If your doctor doesn't offer you one, go to Walmart or another chain like Krogers or Walgreens . . . they all have cheap meters. I use the Walmart one which costs less than $10, and their strips are about half the price of other brands.
 

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If your BS has been running high for sometime your warning levels get higher so whilst you may feel hypo you might not actually be this is called a false hypo. Best to get a meter and find out!
 
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