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Hi, questions, low, hi bm's non diabetic

Discussion in 'Greetings and Introductions' started by Luckylou, Feb 21, 2021.

  1. Luckylou

    Luckylou · Newbie

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    Hi I am used to having very low blood sugars such as 1.2 due to a condition which leaves me unable to eat for many days or sometimes weeks. This leads me to needing nasogastric tube feeding and glucose drips.

    Lately though my sugars have been going the opposite way and I have been getting readings between 10 and 21 and dont feel to great at times as a result!

    I feel very headachy, dizzy and generally unwell and a little confused. I obviously have nothing I can do to bring my sugars down unlike when am having a hypo we.can bring them up a little bit.

    I am disabled, as i read somewhere about exercise, which is something I can't do as I am stuck in bed at the moment due to lack of competent carers.

    I am having issues with my kidneys at the moment and wondered whether that could be causing the issue rather than it automatically meaning I could be developing diabetes. Could this be a possibility, do you think?

    I just wanted some general advice to see if there is any else i can do to try and keep my sugars low and when they get high to try and bring them down as they can rise above 10 even when i haven't eaten for many hours which Is what is making me think something is wrong.

    Thank you for any advice you can give.
     
  2. MrsA2

    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    We can't diagnose on here. You need to go to your gp for blood tests. Its the only way to prove or disprove diabetes
     
  3. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Master
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    Hi @Luckylou

    Sorry to hear of your struggles. I think this is definitely one for your doctors, or 111 if the sugars are rising quickly and you’re worried.
     
  4. Nirac

    Nirac · Member

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    So sorry to read of your struggles do hope you’ve found medical assistance & advice that are right for you. Sending best wishes.
     
  5. Nirac

    Nirac · Member

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    So sorry to read of your struggles do hope you’ve found medical assistance & advice that are right for you. Sending best wishes.
     
  6. VashtiB

    VashtiB Type 2 · Moderator
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    Hello and sending you a virtual hug- you have a lot on your plate. Best wishes getting help from your medical professionals.
     
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