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Getting Dizzy Spells When Standing Up

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Auckland Canary, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. Auckland Canary

    Auckland Canary Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Basically I have noticed in the last couple of years that whenever I stand up I am becoming very dizzy and faint. It seems to be getting worse and sometimes I need to hold on to a desk or chair for support for a few seconds while I recover. I don't think it is my blood pressure as that is generally a bit on the high side despite not being overweight. Any ideas about why this is seems to be getting worse or whether it could be Type 1 related?
  2. lianne13

    lianne13 · Member

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    Hi my blood pressure is a little bit high but I still suffer from hypotension! My blood pressure drops when I stand up! You should try and get a couple of blood pressure readings lying down then standing up to see if there is any difference! Try to keep hydrated as this can help! X

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  3. catherinecherub

    catherinecherub · Guest

  4. mo1905

    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    Agree with others, certainly sounds like low BP. Go see you doc.
  5. cp1943

    cp1943 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Agree with the others. I have had the same problem and my GP advised me to wear support tights which has helped a lot. Just an idea but you should probably also see your doc.
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