Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2020 »Dismiss Notice
Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.Dismiss Notice
Guest, stay home, stay safe, save the NHS. Stay up to date with information about keeping yourself and people around you safe here and GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID-19). Think you have symptoms? NHS 111 service is available here.Dismiss Notice
I think that the problem was a hypo - see got the lingo already.
That would be due to too much insulin - and although that is not what I thought being type 2 diabetic was all about it makes sense.
If my liver has not got access to glycogen after over a week of low carbing has used it all up, but my pancreas has become used to making all the insulin it can, to deal with the cholesterol reducing diet I was on, and yesterday I ate rather low fat as well as low carb - then the result could well be being away with the fairies this morning.
Also - after two days of taking two tablets of Metformin per day and having the most awful consequences I did not take any yesterday. I went out and did not want to take any before going out - obviously, but I was out for far longer than I expected.
These are obviously early days, and I will have to make certain that I keep to a routine and eat/take tablets to schedule.
I was able to go through the possibilities, dehydration from the 'consequences' - no - no improvement on drinking water. Low blood sugar, eat a few grapes - wait, and yes, that was it. I did have a similar occurrence many years ago - about 40, if I remember correctly. I was close to my doctor's surgery and was able to make it through the door, and they did a blood test and diagnosed low blood sugar. Half a cup of sweet tea brought me round, and I have never had anything like that again until today.
I suspect that I have been pre diabetic for a long time, a very long time. Only eating low carb for weight control kept me from having any of the classic symptoms.
Going off low carb did make me so depressed, I have been so happy all the last week.
Now I am even happier. I do not have a dead pancreas, just a hysterical one. Cutting out most sugars and doing low carb might just calm it down again.
You need to be logged in to comment