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Feeling sleepy after eating sugary items?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by sunlilac01, Oct 22, 2020.

  1. sunlilac01

    sunlilac01 · Newbie

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    Hi all,

    I'm going through bit of a difficult time. Feeling bit down from my symptoms. So any help is appreciated.

    I've recently noticed when i eat sugary food or the following items Rice, Potatoes, Coke.

    My vision gets blurry. And on some occasions i feel so sleepy that i cant even keep my eyes open and need to rest.

    If i eat a sugary dessert i sometimes have to urinate all night.

    I have asked my GP, If he can test me for diabetes but said i was last tested in august 2020 and i am ok.

    My mum is also diabetic type 2.

    What to do? Could it be another condition that resembles diabetes?
     
  2. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    One suggestion is to go to your local pharmacy and ask them to do a blood glucose test.
    However, if your blood panel results in August are normal, then it is probably okay.

    Many people get what is commonly called a sugar crash after eating.
    And yes there are many metabolic condition that have normal hba1c!
     
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  3. LittleGreyCat

    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    With respect, if you are worried then why not cut down on the foods that affect you?
     
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  4. MarkMunday

    MarkMunday Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It could be reactive hypoglycemia. Blood glucose drops after consuming carbs. It can be a precursor to T2 diabetes. I would get a blood glucose monitor and test when not feeling well after eating carbs. If blood glucose falls below 4, it could be causing those feelings and you need to get it medically checked out.
     
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  5. Goma5

    Goma5 Type 1 · Active Member

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    does your mum have a blood glucose meter? If so you could test your levels on that to put your mind at ease. I think the hereditary link is lesser to other risk factors so don’t let it worry you too much but definitely find a way to test.
     
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