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How low do you hypo?

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Timostags, Oct 13, 2018.

  1. kokhongw

    kokhongw I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just curious, does anyone here test for ketones when glucose is below 3mmol?
     
  2. JAT1

    JAT1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I once measured at 1.8 ! I was shaking so much I could hardly use the meter. Massive headache, dizzy, fear of imminent death. Then with the rebound (after consuming too much glucose in the panic) I felt almost as bad. It seems to also have to do with how fast I am falling and so sometimes have felt hypo in the 5s. I have some fruit whenever I feel low now, like half an apple, wait quietly and in about 15 minutes I feel my energy is ok again without spiking. The carbs I eat are mostly above-ground vegetables, limited carrots and fruit sparingly. (I also eat protein and lots of fat.) For me a key is eating the same amount of carbs every day and at the same times (approx) and for weeks now I have stayed in the normal range.
     
  3. Ziggy2017

    Ziggy2017 Type 3 · Well-Known Member

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    That’s probably hypo unawareness my dr told me i have to try to up my BGs in the mornings to around 5.0
     
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