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Is this normal?

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Alex_B, Oct 1, 2020.

  1. Alex_B

    Alex_B Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Last night I had a blood glucose reading of 5.2 and I was very dizzy and shaky. I’m wondering if this is normal as I know if it’s 4 or under it’s a hypo, but is it normal to shake and feel dizzy at 5.2mmol?
     
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    jamesfitz Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah fairly common i have periods like that regularly think the term is false hypos
     
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    sleepster Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Do you normally have good hypo awareness? Or have you been running high for a while? Could you have had something on your hands? Sometimes I feel hypo when I'm not, but BG meters do have a bit of a delay so you may have been hypo but the timing of your test says you weren't.
     
  4. Alex_B

    Alex_B Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I go high and low constantly probably due to stress and my other illnesses so sometimes I can be really high and other times I can go extremely low. Last time I had a bad hypo I didn’t feel shaky until it got to 3.1
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi,

    Having hypo like symptoms at 5.2 can possibly be the "new normal" if you had been running high for a while & had become tolerant to it?
    Though, it goes without saying prolonged high BGs won't do any favours.
     
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    dancer Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It could be that your blood sugar was falling rapidly, causing you to feel hypo.
     
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