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Hyperglycemia versus hypoglycemia

Discussion in 'Blood Glucose Monitoring' started by Erin, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. Erin

    Erin Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Experience has taught me that hyperglycemia may make me sleepy when as high as approximately 12 bg. But hypoglycemia, even as 4.5 and below makes me very ill: heart pain, and all the serious side effects. And so, I avoid hypoglycemia like the plague.
     
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  2. slaxx

    slaxx · Guest

    Hyper, around 250+ (430 highest so far): heavy eyelids, very easily irritated, sluggish movements and thoughts. Very dry mouth, needing to drink every few minutes.
    Hypo, 70- (27 lowest so far): literally sleepy, like my mind is too tired to think. The lower my BG is, the more confused i get. Shaky to weak limbs and movements. Feeling drunk, balance probs. Dreamlike state.
     
  3. wiflib

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

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    Are you taking any medication?
     
  4. morpheus123

    morpheus123 Type 1 · Member

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    Hyperglycemia makes me sluggish, dry mouth, irritated and easily confused. Hypoglycaemia makes me sleepy, hard to move, very slow decision making process, sweaty and very pale. I got told by my original consultant that you get these "feelings/symptoms" due to the fact that your body is shutting down and moving blood to essential parts in a bid for survival.

    Mike
     
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  5. Erin

    Erin Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I take glyclazide (now 80mg cut in 4 cuts ) as 40mg -- the one tablet-- hits the heart for some reason; and metformin which is milder.
    I hope I replied in the right place.
     
  6. Erin

    Erin Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Morpheus, I find hypoglycemia a very dangerousl condiition, especially as diabetes progresses with age. We may be lucky with a new gizmo which reacts on the skin at any time ---Wow. I actually suggested this possible techno-new device to Google about 2 years. ago.
     
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