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Dizzy

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Clacton, May 16, 2021.

  1. Clacton

    Clacton · Newbie

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    Hi all
    Ive been checking these forums for a year now. I was diagnosed type 2 last may. My last blood test result from the hospital came in at 5.9 after losing weight and excersising. The doctor says if my next blood test show the same reading, he can put me into remisssion.
    My average morning blood tests are around 5.4. Is this a good reading? But I have a question. Does anyone else suffer from dizziness and headaches?
    Can this feeling be stopped or am i doing something to cause this?
    Your help and advice is much appreciated. Thank You.
     
  2. EllieM

    EllieM Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi @Clacton and welcome to the forums.

    Firstly, congratulations on the weight loss and blood sugar reduction, that is a great achievement.

    As regards the dizziness and headaches, I wouldn't assume that that is diabetes related, but it might help if you do a blood test when you feel like this just so you can rule out diabetes as a cause. In your position I'd ask my doctor about the symptoms. It could be as simple as a vitamin deficiency, or something more severe, your doctor will be able to do the right tests.

    5.4 is a pretty good reading, in my opinion. The morning fasting reading tends to be the last reading for a T2 to reduce, because your liver pumps out sugar when you wake and if you have much insulin resistance it makes your levels rise. (It's called the dawn phenomena).
    Normal and Diabetic Blood Sugar Level Ranges - Blood Sugar Levels for Diabetes
     
  3. Clacton

    Clacton · Newbie

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    Hi Ellie,
    Thank you for your reply, just done a blood test and its coming out as 6.4.
    The dizzy spells come and go, its not a permanent thing but when it does come on I do get the headache with it.

    Thought it was to do with the diabetes.
     
  4. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Are you taking any medication for high blood pressure or anything else?
     
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    Andydragon Type 2 · Moderator
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    My general advice for myself and anyone is that if you have concerns, speak to the doctor's. We can offer thoughts and our experience but doctors are imprtant

    Good luck it all! And congratulations on your improvements
     
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  6. Clacton

    Clacton · Newbie

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    Not taking any medication,
    just seeing if anyone else suffers with any dizziness
     
  7. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Could be low salt levels.
    If you aren't eating any processed food then your levels might get low. I add salt to my coffee and tea.
     
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    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I agree with the salt,or it may be low blood pressure. Mine was normal when I has heavier and high sugar, now I'm lighter and low sugar my blood pressure has gone low. Try increasing fluids and salt
     
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    LaoDan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    electrolytes, or adding a pinch of salt lite to a jug of water works for me.
     
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