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Is this normal.

Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by Geordie Newbie, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Geordie Newbie

    Geordie Newbie Type 1 · Member

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    I’ve only been on insulin for 4 days. Yesterday afternoon I felt really wierd - very tired and a bit shakey. I had a sugery drink and after an hour and a bit I felt okay. Is this normal while I get used to the insulin. My sugars were 16 which is normal for me at the monent.
     
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  2. kaylz91

    kaylz91 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Were they 16 when you felt shaky? When you've been sitting high for a while and you start to get into more normal levels you can feel hypo symptoms (referred to as false hypos) but I wouldn't imagine you should be feeling that at 16 unless you'd been well in the 20's right before and dropped quickly, you shouldn't really have had a sugary drink though as your sugars were already high and there was no risk to you, you should've tried to trick your brain by eating some cheese or something with low to no carbs
    xx
     
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  3. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    what was your reading when you felt like this?

    I have never taken insulin nor type 1 but look up “false hypo” if it was still a reasonable figure not below 4. If your body is used to such high numbers as 16 a quick reduction can feel very odd even if not in the danger area
     
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    Knikki Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello @Geordie Newbie and welcome to the forum.

    When you were feeling "weird and shaky" what were your blood sugars?

    What you discribe sounds like a "false hypo" basically because you are running high like 16 and if you drop to let's say 7 for arguments sake, you'll get that feeling. It is similar to when other T1's drop to 4 or below, which is what is classed as a "hypo"

    It might be because your new to insulin but I would get in contact with your medical team just to be on the safe side. New people they tend to run on the high side and gradually drop the blood sugar levels, which as far as I know is normally between 4-10 mmols.

    Good luck on your new adventure.
     
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    Severe_Needle_phobia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Geordie Newbie

    Warm welcome to the forum.
     
  6. SB.25

    SB.25 Other · Well-Known Member

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    Hiya, when I was diagnosed back in November my bloods were usually between 18-20 and up until a couple of months back even when hitting a 7 I began to feel hypos. This was just because my body was so used to being high all the time. As time goes on having lower numbers should start to feel more normal :).

    Best of luck with everything!
     
  7. Freema

    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    welcome @Geordie Newbie, I too think it is just that your body was used to very high levels of blood glucose and you now have to adapt to normal levels again
     
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  8. Gaffer type 1

    Gaffer type 1 LADA · Member

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    Hi all
    Ive been diagnosed with type 1.5 LADA last week.
    Yesterday and today had hypo my reading was 4 during soon as I had friut juice was back with it again within half an hr.
    I did t no you can have false hypo with high numbers.
    But I'm always high while on tablets, but now using myself as a pin cushion levels have come down dramically.
     
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    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    4 can be a hypo a real hypo
     
  10. Daibell

    Daibell LADA · Master

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    Hi. Make sure you use the meter next time you feel shaky etc so you know whether to take some glucose or not. Make sure you get the right guidance from the nurse over the coming weeks to adjust the insulin to gradually bring your blood sugar down to near normal
     
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    Gaffer type 1 LADA · Member

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    Hi diabell
    I did have my meter with me within 15 mins bak up to 6.2.
    As I have an energetic job I thought it was mayb contributing to the low sugar
     
  12. Geordie Newbie

    Geordie Newbie Type 1 · Member

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    Thank you for all your advice and support.

    Another question after my rushed lunch - normally 30 minutes but down to 20ish after having to inject - every afternoon I feel really wierd, feeling sick and so so tired. After about an hour I feel back to normal. Its been every afternoon this week. Plus I have no appetite. By lunch time I’m not usually hungry. Sone nights when I get hone I’m hungry other nights I’m not. I’m dreading the week after next. I have one shift 10-8pm then I start the next morning at 8.00 am!

    Nurse is ringing me tomorrow to see how I’m getting on. Okay I think if I can get my appetite sorted.
     
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    I was diagnosed about 3 weeks ago with type 1, at the time by blood sugars were 27 and have some down to below 10 in a short time.
    I sometimes get the shakes when I'm not low but when I do have a proper low I don't notice right away.
    Today I was 3.3 before lunch and didn't feel any different
     
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