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How do rapidly rising blood sugars make you feel?

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by briony1, Jun 18, 2020.

  1. briony1

    briony1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I get a weird breathless, rapid heart rate, adrenaline rush type feeling? And always tends to be when I’ve eaten fatty foods and my levels don’t start to rise for hours afterwards!
     
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  2. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I feel horrible when they rise fast. My issue is hot showers. I can go up 3 mmol (50 mg) in 15-30 minutes and I will feel dizzy, tired weak. Yet the same number when I have climbed slowly doesn't bother me. So I only take lukewarm showers now and that pretty much stops the huge spike. Most people drop with a hot shower. Not me!
     
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  3. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi,

    Bit like a "hangover", i suppose..?
    I can feel it in my legs. As if i'd cycled many miles for my life..


    Oddly, i find hot showers & baths either don't affect me or lower my BG. Heat makes me more insulin sensitive?

    Now strangely you do mention "50 points?" which is Md/gl?? (In metric.?)

    So i can rise about as much 2.5 Mmol. After a shower, but only during the manic routine of prep for work in the morning?
    Foot on the floor liver dump stuff? But then i tend not to panic if i wake on a 5 & i'm in the mid 7s before setting off to work..

    I don't even do breakfast.. (Just can't face it, till late morning.)
     
  4. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I forgot myself @Jaylee and fixed it. 3 mmol in 15-30 minutes.

    I don't do breakfast either, there's no controlling my Bg levels if I try to eat in the morning.
     
  5. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    One word for rapidly rising blood sugars: yuk. Aches, tiredness, dry mouth, sludge in the head, and crossness that I didn’t prevent it.
     
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    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    i get hot flushes and feel very sluggish and headachy for the rest of the day:(
     
  7. Circuspony

    Circuspony Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Exhausted - when food beats insulin and i have a rapid spike I just want to call asleep!!
     
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    lessci Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    T2 and I just have to sleep, can't keep my eyes open tired.
     
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    I get breathless, dizzy, dry mouth and clumsy (I will trip over the smallest things) and just the general yuk feeling with it
     
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