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Blood sugar levels

Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by Quilt61, Aug 29, 2020.

  1. Quilt61

    Quilt61 · Member

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    My sugar levels recently have been hovering around 4.1 in the morning and evening and similar in the day, as a nooby, is this normal, originally it was 7 ish then in the 5’s, I had one of 3.8 is this normal
     
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    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    are you on any diabetic medications? why type of diabetes do you have?
     
  3. Quilt61

    Quilt61 · Member

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    Typ1(3c) -Lantus in the morning, Nova rapid - 3 times a day and metformin twice a day
     
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    type2_2020 · Active Member

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    you should probably have your medication reviewed, with such low numbers, i'm finding myself recently in the same boat but i've been slowly coming off meds this month, seems meds were just stopping my body from functioning and it's definitely working. I was on the same regime as you, novo 3 times a day and lantus 1 at night. definately ask your DN for a review, are you counting carbs? what sort of diet are you on, as you should adjust your insulin doses accordingly.
     
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    Daibell LADA · Master

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    Hi. It's like your insulin needs reducing. Yes, are you carb-counting for each meal to adjust the Bolus?
     
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    Quilt61 · Member

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    I’m still waiting to hear from my dietician , got tired of waiting so I have bought a book called “ The simple guide to Diabetes, which is showing me how to count carbs ( sort of ) my blood tests results are linked on line to the clinic, but haven’t heard anything yet
     
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    ZESTRIL Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Don't you get a funny feeling when you're that lowe has soon as I reached 5 I get the feeling and shaky I'm surprised you don't it's not good to go to lowe if you're diabetic
     
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    Daibell LADA · Master

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    Hi again. Just a note to be careful with the advice NHS dieticians give. If they suggest having carbs with each meal, reducing fat intake etc be prepared to run.
     
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    ianf0ster Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If your DN says just eat more carbs, then I suggest you insist that you would prefer to reduce your Insulin doses rather than eat more of the thing that makes you unwell just in order to be able to handle a higher dose of Insulin than you need!
     
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    EllieM Type 1 · Moderator
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    It looks to me (after viewing postings) that @Quilt61 is T3c after a whipple op, so they aren't in quite the same situation as most posters on here. T3cs have reduced insulin production (so like a T1) but not necessarily no insulin production. In particular, they need to be very careful of hypos because their glucagon response may be impaired (pancreas normally pumps out glucagon in response to a hypo to signal the liver to pump out sugar/glycogen). @Quilt61 please hassle your team, those levels may not be safe for you. Good luck.
     
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    Daibell LADA · Master

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    @EllieM. Where did you see info about the Posters T3C op?
     
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    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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