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Can anyone actually feel their Blood Sugar Rising?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by daisy3174, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. daisy3174

    daisy3174 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi there I know this is probably an odd question but it has been doing my head in.I can actually feel in my body when my blood sugar is rising, after I have eaten,its like I am slowly getting drunk, I feel light headed and very warm, its actuall quite a nice feeling apart from the strange pain in the head that comes with it.Just wondered if anyone else feels this or am I going bonkers lol x
     
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    I feel exactly the same.... but when my BG is dropping. I feel nothing when my BG is rising
     
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    daisy3174 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, yes most people say they can feel theirs dropping, when I am dropping I become irritable, cold shaky and real horrible but on rising I feel nice, its weird x
     
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    Sue o2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    When im going up i feel like im on fire, and when going low i get a slight headache before the feelings of weakness and trembling knees

    Sue
     
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    didie · Well-Known Member

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    I get a horrible panicky feeling in the right side of my stomach when my sugars are too high.
     
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    Sid Bonkers Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Cant say that I have ever felt my bg levels rising or falling, the only time I new anything were the few times I had hypos when I was on insulin, then you know all about it :lol: Uncontrollable shaking and instantly soaking wet with sweat.

    I have never been one of those people who are 'in touch' with their bodies, I feel ill when I'm ill and I feel OK when I'm not and thats about it :D
     
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    AMBrennan · Well-Known Member

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    Well, I felt quite bad after taking 30g glucose (BG 9.1 mmol/l up from 4.6 in about 10min - I had switched from 50g carbs from orange juice to glucose powder for swimming) - does that count?
     
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    Sarah69 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I can't, I only know when I'm having a hypo that my bs is low. I wouldn't have a clue when it's high!
     
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    I always can tell when mine has a sudden rise. I feel really sluggish, quite often my head feels thick like a bad cold and my sinuses burn. This isn't permanent or a sign of a slow rising or maintained high, just when it goes from normal to high over a small space of time.
     
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    daisy3174 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, thanks all, feel a bit better now , thought I was going bonkers.My BG (similar to AMBrennan) rises very sharply, say from 6mmol to 13mmol in 30 minutes, so I guess thats why the feelings are so pronounced, my heart starts going like the clappers.However its the only time I feel good, if its below 5mmol I feel horrible, guess I must be back to front lol x
     
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    Yup, a fast rise makes my eyes feel like they are bulging! :shock:
    Horrible, but useful as I know to do something about it..usually means that my pump has a problem somewhere.
     
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