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diabetes and vertigo

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Skippy1, Nov 14, 2018.

  1. Skippy1

    Skippy1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've recently been attending some meeting at the local sports centre. Both the main hall and a side room are painted green and have fluorescent lighting. After I've been there about 10 minutes, I feel dizzy and nauseous. I've checked my bgl and it's been low 5s. This has happened 3 times - any suggestions on how to make the last few meetings manageable?
     
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    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Mild vertigo can be caused by sight disturbances. Only thing I can suggest is sun glasses (if it is the colours/light that is causing your symptoms). Otherwise it is a trip to the GP to see if you have an inner ear infection which can also cause mild vertigo and sometimes not so mild!
     
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  3. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    All sorts of things can cause vertigo. One significant reason is postural - even looking upwards. I had a phase of it and noticed it more when looking up to the tops of trees or to the sky. Something to do with the nerves in the neck. I doubt it is diabetes related.
     
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    rmz80 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Are you also taking tablets for high blood pressure? All types cause this, especially on standing.
     
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  5. Skippy1

    Skippy1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    endocrinegremlin Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It sounds like it is not your diabetes at play here. More likely it might be something that is having an impact on your diabetes. It could be light sensitivity in general, hypothyroidism, migraines ect. A GP would be my first port of call.
     
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    NewTD2 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    When my blood glucose level is low and blood pressure is low I suffer from vertigo.
     
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