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Had a bit of a shock..

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Patrick66, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. Patrick66

    Patrick66 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well, this morning gave me a bit of a shock!.

    Tested myself and almost fell off the chair when my sugar reading was 9.7.

    Knew that couldn’t be right so immediately tested again and it was 3.3.

    I was aware that the previous 24/48 hours have been exceptionally carb light but that seemed to be on the low side.

    Waited a few minutes and did another finger, 3.3 reading again.

    Now I am viewing my fingers with suspicion as I have no idea why I spiked so high, and yes I had washed my hands and dried them on a paper towel to avoid any contamination.

    Any ideas ?.
     
  2. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Rougue strip, it happens.
     
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  3. Tophat1900

    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    I'd be hypo at 3.3....

    Probably a faulty strip with the 9.7

    3.3 twice and I'd accept that reading, I'd also be experiencing the symptoms of hypo and be trying to get my bg level up quick.
     
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  4. Patrick66

    Patrick66 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ah, my first time..well, I am saying it is lol.
     
  5. Patrick66

    Patrick66 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I feel okay. Just not very interested in food. Salad for lunch and nothing else available to eat. Keeping myself hydrated.
     
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  6. Cumberland

    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

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    So would I
     
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  7. Patrick66

    Patrick66 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Not happened yet. Just eaten my salad. Drinking pints of sugar free squash and water...
     
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  8. Alison Campbell

    Alison Campbell Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Patrick, can I just check that your only diabetes medication is metformin?
     
  9. Patrick66

    Patrick66 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yep, maximum dose.
     
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  10. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Definitely a rogue strip. Possibly contaminated somehow. It does happen.
     
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  11. DavidGrahamJones

    DavidGrahamJones Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Probably a one off. Just a suggestion, my surgery has a few constant glucose monitors, not sure which ones, that are loaned to patients for a number of weeks. Do you think your surgery might do the same? I've been able to self fund a Freestyle Libre and it's a game changer. For example I know that my biggest issue if the dawn phenomina which can start as early as 0400, a long time before I might have tested otherwise. Just a thought.
     
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  12. Patrick66

    Patrick66 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately my surgery doesn’t have those. I’m not too concerned as it appears to have been a one off although I will monitor, ahem, the situation!
     
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  13. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Just keep jellybabies or something handy, should it happen again. Hypo's in T2's are rare, but they can occur. That "spike" was probably indeed a rogue strip, so I wouldn't worry overmuch...
     
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  14. Patrick66

    Patrick66 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I never keep anything sweet to hand. Not these days. Must admit I ma feeling pretty rubbish today, worse than yesterday.
     
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    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Do hope you'll feel better soon Patrick... If you did hypo, and in all likelyhood you did, (as two tests said the same) you can feel a bit off for day or so after. It's normal, though probably quite unsettling for you.
     
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  16. Patrick66

    Patrick66 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I may still be hypoing if that's a word. Barely had anything more to eat yesterday than the day before..just not finding anything to enjoy.
     
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    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Check your bloods. If you're still seeing three's, it's not about enjoying the food, it's about feeling better. And if food won't go down, try drinking something instead. Take care of yourself!
     
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  18. Patrick66

    Patrick66 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am drinking plenty. Spending more time in the loo than at my desk. Sleeping very badly (again) though.
     
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    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I meant, drink something relatively carby if you're *certain* you're, low and can't stomach food. ;) Do you drink a lot because you're thirsty? And bad sleep can make you go high... Have you checked your bg today?

    (When I have trouble sleeping, I have 5 drops of cbd-oil before bed... Only way for me to get back into a groove.)
     
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  20. Patrick66

    Patrick66 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am just drinking no sugar juice and water- guess there are no carbs there!. No, I am not terribly thirsty and I haven't checked my sugars today because I have a sore throat and am feeling pretty rubbish so know they "might" be high. Though I wouldn't think so given how little I ate yesterday.
     
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