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Was I hypo? But I'm type 2.

Published by Resurgam in the blog Resurgam's blog. Views: 355

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.
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