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Blood levels mid afternoon

Discussion in 'Incretin Mimetics' started by Izzycam, Oct 28, 2020.

  1. Izzycam

    Izzycam Type 2 · Member

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    I have started taking semaglutide recently - 4th 0.25 mg injection tomorrow. It is helping bring readings down and with appetite control. In 3 weeks I have lost over 3kg and have reduced my overnight insulin by 6units and managed to keep my morning readings within range. The problem is I keep having mid afternoon hypos. The semaglutide has affected my hypo awareness so I have to check my bloods about 3.30 to check. I have reduced my morning insulin from 14 units down to 8 but I’m still getting the hypos. I test my blood before lunch and get a reasonable reading- eg today it was 5.7 at midday but despite eating 2 slices of toast and a tin of sardines for lunch I had fallen to 3.2 by 3.45pm. Any advice?
  2. MarkMunday

    MarkMunday Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The incretin medicine increases insulin production when you eat, so the afternoon hypo could be reactive hypoglycemia. Try not having any carbohydrate with lunch, like a chicken salad, and see if that makes a difference.
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