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Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by winksey, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. winksey

    winksey · Member

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    Hi all, Had diabetes since dec 23rd 08 type 2.
    I find after I've been hypo I tend to feel tired for the rest of the day...Any ideas why or how to boast life back into me.
     
  2. Katharine

    Katharine · Well-Known Member

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    That happens to one of my relatives as well. I don't know how to fix it.

    Would a high protein snack help?
     
  3. Trinkwasser

    Trinkwasser · Well-Known Member

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    I found the same thing happened to me after going high. I suspect a low leaves you with insufficient glucose in the blood and a high causes the transporters to shut down for a while.

    The long term solution is to avoid the lows and highs.

    Short term maybe a combination of carbs and fat with protein? The fat slows down the conversion of the carbs into glucose and the protein is a long term backup.
     
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    IanD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Newly diag T2 & hypo? Are you sure? What are your blood sugar readings?
     
  5. winksey

    winksey · Member

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    Yes T2 and have hypos it does happen you know..... my lows can be as low as 3.6.
     
  6. winksey

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    Yes life would be great without highs and lows but until I'm stable hey they are goin to happen.
    The fat intake it doesnt work with the carbs in the way you think. It would take along time for it to work that way, plus fat intake is not good.
     
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    HLW Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    How is your diabetes treated? Maybe you could look into your medication being reduced if you are getting low blood sugar a lot?
     
  8. winksey

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    Its only been the last week that I've been having them low. I'm on Gliclazide 80mg once aday and metformin 2xs aday.
    when I was first told my blood sugar was 33.
    I have now got it down to single figs but now atfer about 4 hours of eating they tend to drop to between 4 and 3.6
     
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    As you are going that low, I would speak with your GP. It could be that the Gliclazide could either be reduced or removed all together.

    Regards, Tubs.
     
  10. Trinkwasser

    Trinkwasser · Well-Known Member

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    Agreed, sounds like you have improved to the extent that you are now overmedicated.

    Try doing this for a while

    http://www.alt-support-diabetes.org/NewlyDiagnosed.htm

    see if you can get a handle on things through adjusting your diet
     
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