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Hi, I'm brand new here. I was diagnosed about 4 months ago, and I'm still not taking medication, trying to handle it with diet and exercise, and I guess I don't fully believe I have Diabetes. Anyways...I've been a very bad patient, eating chocolate and not exercising since Christmas time. Stopped my diet and exercise program to look after my father just before Christmas, and haven't been able to get myself back on track.

Tonight I was feeling very light headed and dizzy. Then I had a couple sips of my son's slurpy and I felt better. But I have type 2, and I'm not sure why this would happen. I ate chocolate in the early afternoon, and I had just had a good supper and went for a walk after. The dizziness started while I was on my walk.

I've been sleeping a whole lot lately, and I know that's a typical symptom, but I don't get the dizziness part of it?

Anyone have any thoughts?
 

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Hi There Christina: :)

That was Nice of you to look after your Dad during such a busy season.

You're experiencing what many Diabetics experience which is the denial. It's because your in shock and your mind and heart are trying to accept this Bad surprise/result. You will eventually pass through this stage. Some accept this condition within weeks, while others take many years.

A Good percentage of Type 2's can stay medication-free with just diet and exercises for a lot of years, thankfully.

In regards to the dizziness, perhaps you got more exercise than you realized. Type 2's do have Insulin working, as you know.

Or possibly the dizziness wasn't caused by Diabetes at all but from the many other reasons for it. Like low blood pressure, or meds for other conditions. I'm Glad that you felt better after the sips. A slurpy is a "cheerful" drink with lots of sugar. Perhaps it just gave you a boost.

It's a Good idea to write down anything out of the ordinary that occurs concerning your health. Logging your blood sugar levels, what you ate, how much exercise you had, etc. is helpful to your Dr. Testing your blood sugar when symptoms like dizziness, unusual fatique, headaches, blurry vision, etc. occurs, can tell you whether or not Diabetes is the likely cause.

Welcome to our Community.
 

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Tonight I was feeling very light headed and dizzy. Then I had a couple sips of my son's slurpy and I felt better. But I have type 2, and I'm not sure why this would happen.
Hello Christina :), A lovely name. :D and welcome to DF.
What you have experianced is a diabetic low as Type 1's get when they have a insulin reaction. I am not saying that you are a Type 1 as I think that your pancrease is overeating to the food that you have in the body.
I ate chocolate in the early afternoon, and I had just had a good supper and went for a walk after. The dizziness started while I was on my walk.
Yes this will also bring on the insulin that the pancrease produces as your mussels go and do it's work will accept to what ever you just had so it would be good if you take some Orange Juice or a sluerpie will prop you back up when you go walking again. ;)

In regards to the dizziness, perhaps you got more exercise than you realized. Type 2's do have Insulin working, as you know.
Yes Terrie, Type 2's have a working pancrease but the trobble is the in the mussel where the insulin get's not accepted in the mussel but when you go walking then the mussel sees the energy and you are left with too much insulin hence the low dizzy spells that you are experiancing.
Christina, I would see a doctor and say what you have siad here also see an endocrinologist as your doctor can reconmend one.
better still just see an endocrinologist anyway. :);)

I've been sleeping a whole lot lately, and I know that's a typical symptom, but I don't get the dizziness part of it?
Yes that also a symptom too. Good luck Christina. :D
 

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Hi Christina,
I agree with Terry that you may be in shock. I believe I was in shock and'or angry for quite a while after my diagnosis. Hang in there and I hope that you pass through it easily.

I hope you don't mind but I wanted to suggest that maybe your dizziness is caused from "roller coaster sugars"? I was having alot of problems with feeling faint and dizzy before I started my low carb diet b/c the things I was eating were causing my blood sugars to roll up and down. Since I have adjusted my diet my dizziness/weakness etc. have been literally eliminated. Just something to check out...
 

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Welcome... Denial is a huge part of being diagnosed-- and it don't matter if it is Type I or Type II.. it is a hard diagnosis to take and learn to live with. It is also pretty hard to figure out things that you where able to eat and are now not able to eat as often. As for the dizziness I would say it could be one of a few things... either yes your sugar had dipped lower.. or higher .. OR it is not related to diabetes at all. Before I was diagnosed I would sometimes get dizzy just from standing to fast. It happens.. but if your concerned make an appointment with your doctor...
 
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