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17.6/14.9 down to 6.6

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by lydiahc, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. lydiahc

    lydiahc · Newbie

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    Dear All
    help
    I am type two with blood sugars all over the place - diagnosed three years ago but far too busy with cancer to bother!
    now feeling dreadful and need to get sorted so any help that doesn't start with ... you should be taking more care of yourself would be appreciated...
    last night had very strange happening in that my blood level meter told me that I was 14.6 so went for walk and then to bed for rest - woke up and took measurement - 6.6 felt really bad so rang GP who said this was fine but couldn't make sense of conversation that I was having. must then have rang father as next thing is daughter is feeding me mars bar and 7.6 is blood level...
    HELP do not want to do this again.
     
  2. Patch

    Patch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Think it's time to go see the doctor. If you've lost conciousness due to low BG then a forum is not the place to get advice.

    Go see the doctor. (And good luck!)

    Cancer and diabetes are linked - in that, Cancer thrives in an acidic (sugar) environment.
     
  3. lydiahc

    lydiahc · Newbie

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    off to gp this afternoon - whats a carboholic??
    if that means you are adicted to white bread - pots- rice etc how do I become a recovering one!
    do I have to care about myself first...
     
  4. cugila

    cugila · Master

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    Do you have a source for that information ? I'm sure the Members would be interested to see it.

    I wonder did you see this research which actually states that "Cancer experts believe a sugar-based treatment could be used to halt tumour growth before it becomes dangerous."

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4436212.stm

    A little old perhaps but interesting none the less, especially for those of us that have Cancer. I was a very well controlled (98% on target levels) Diabetic but still managed to get Cancer ?
     
  5. cugila

    cugila · Master

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    Welcome to the Forum.

    Having a high level (14.6) and then going for some exercise/walk may well have dropped your levels substantially, as shown by the level of 6.6. This rapid drop could then make you feel bad, this wasn't a hypo just the symptoms of a 'false hypo' which are not to be confused with the real thing (hypo). A normal response in the circumstances, which is understandable. Have your levels been high for a while ?

    It might pay you to go back to basics. Start afresh with the advice that Sue and I post for the Newly Diagnosed. There might be something here that can help you gain better control.......

     
  6. HLW

    HLW Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Could be a false hypo, also quick drops in blood sugar can make you feel funny. I didn't think it could cause things like confusion and loss of consciousness though, I though only 'real' hypos could do that, but I could be wrong. It might not be diabetes related, either way get it checked out.

    Oh just reread your second post, you went to your GP, good that is the safe thing to do.
     
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