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After your hypo ...

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Spirit of Eden, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. Spirit of Eden

    Spirit of Eden · Well-Known Member

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    Ok, so you've had a mild or medium hypo and treated it. How do you feel and for how long ?

    I used to cope with them quite well but these days I get an awful headache and feel awful for quite a while afterwards. Even when the headache goes, my eyesight is fuzzy and I feel very fragile and tired even the next day.

    Any tips on lessening the effects would be appreciated

    Cheers, Paul
     
  2. pav

    pav Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Re: How do you feel after a Hypo.. and for how long

    I might be lucky, as my BS rise back into the normal range the effects of the hypo disappear and I feel ok. If I was going to drive after having a hypo I would wait a good while to ensure I was ok to drive and retest before driving.
     
  3. Donkeymad

    Donkeymad Type 1 · Active Member

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    Luckily for more minor hypos I am back to normal soon after taking remedial action. If I do have a bad hypo, I feel cold for hours afterwards.
     
  4. michelejane

    michelejane Type 1 · Active Member

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    i think it depends a lot on how soon you catch it as well as what time of the day or night. I go for juice first as liquid seems to be more effective. The weird ones are when I still feel like I'm 'sinking' yet my blood test shows 6 or 8 but I feel I must eat or drink more. Odd. Does anyone else experience those? :? :?
     
  5. ewelina

    ewelina Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I used to have it before starting low carb. I think it happens when you are heading to hypo. If 2 hours after meal I was 6 (which was too low for me I always aimed for about 8 ) then I could have had hypo symptoms. If i didnt treat it, an hour later I would have gone very low
     
  6. moom1973

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    If I catch my hypo early im usually fine afterwards but if my blood sugar go's too low I feel completely washed out afterwards with a banging headache..
     
  7. Spirit of Eden

    Spirit of Eden · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, washed out and banging headache is pretty standard.
     
  8. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Mirrors most people's experiences, the lower you go the longer it takes to recover!
     
  9. faeoj

    faeoj · Well-Known Member

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    I have a cracking headache for hours! I usually get my bs back to normal range then head to bed for a quick nap x

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  10. Donkeymad

    Donkeymad Type 1 · Active Member

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    After a minor low I am very quickly back to normal, but if I should get a more serious low, I tend to get very very cold.
     
  11. Cupcaake32

    Cupcaake32 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ohh the dreaded hypo hangover a few hiurs feeling groggy then my bloods sky rocket so i feel eben worse

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