# Confused

I'm really confused at the moment. Yesterday, I had a 6.9 bloodsugar when I tested and felt fine. An hour or so later, I felt low, tested and was 8.9!

Last night after the gym, I felt low, but didn't have my kit so I couldn't test..I treated it with a chocolate bar as I rushed around to do some errands before bed and then was fine.

This morning, while getting ready for work, I felt low...to the point that I was actually shaking(wasn't yesterday, was just tired, weak)..but when I tested I was 8.6! I had a glass of milk anyways but the feeling stuck around for at least another 30minutes.

I don't have enough highs that I feel lows when I'm not low, I normally start to feel them slightly when I hit 4.0-4.5, and I didn't feel low when I was 6.9..but I did when I was 8!

Has anyone had this happen to them? Totally confused as to why I would feel low at 8 but not at 6!

Hey Batts...

Have you checked your meter with control solution lately?  I wonder if it's giving you bogus results.

Hope you get it figured out soon.  :(

[quote user="Kim"]

Hey Batts...

Have you checked your meter with control solution lately?  I wonder if it's giving you bogus results.

Hope you get it figured out soon.  :(

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I went to do that the other day..and then remembered that the control solution was in the tester kit that got stolen when my car got broken into... :(

Just a question: Are the numbers you are getting refered to with a pump? Meaning single digit numbers? I dont have a pump just a meter to check sugars on and my numbers arent decimals they are like 132, 111, 200.

Sue, she is in Canada so she uses the mm/ol scale, where we are using mg/dl.  Just multilply her numbers by 18 and you'll have something familiar-looking.  :)

Occasionally I get hungry when I'm high or heading that way and think I'm low.

[quote user="Sarah"]

Occasionally I get hungry when I'm high or heading that way and think I'm low.

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i donno, that's a good thought but i was actually shaking. i held my hand up and i couldn't hold it relatively still. it was shaking like when i'm below 4. and walking was kinda hard cuz i didn't have much balance, and instead of being able to use one hand to pour the milk, i had to use two because i couldn't support the weight..

Low blood pressure after working out at the gym?

Becoming a weird freak of nature?

JK -- sometimes our bodies are just crazy, huh!

[quote user="Sarah"]

Low blood pressure after working out at the gym?

Becoming a weird freak of nature?

JK -- sometimes our bodies are just crazy, huh!

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i am quite a freak already..so i guess we can't rule out becoming a freak of nature..haha

i kinda wish i had tested after the gym to see where i was at, i think i was actually low because i had been 20 at dinner, taken a correction with my shot, eaten and then went to the gym for a pilates/yoga fusion class..and the heat in that room usually makes me drop after...but still.

hmm i'm gonna have to keep an eye on this over the long weekend.

that will happen to me sometimes, but normally its when i'm under a lot of stress or i'm scared. like tuesday and wednesday when we did an every 15 minutes workshop. the death we had to deal with got me feeling low. and then when we went to the "crash site" and i saw one of my friends "dead" and another was screaming for her and for help i felt like I was low enough to pass out. checked and I was 240. not a normal number for me. but it was the stress and fear in that situation.

Riley was 300 something this morning at 1 hour after eating and she was starving. She was shaking too and balling. The balling let me know she was high and not low before she tested.

Just a quick question?? Did you hold your tongue right, was the wind in Africa blowing the right way and don't just love this %hit. Kidding aside yes it happens to me also. Could my freak of nature thing. LOL Let's hear it for freaks of nature!!!! Yea, Different.

Sounds interesting.  Perhaps your blood sugar dropped slowly the first time, so that you could not feel it.  The chocolate could have brought up bu then drop your blood sugar quickly, being simple carbs, causing you to feel the 8.0 reading.

Even if you are a decent number when you check, you may feel low because you are dropping really quickly.  This has happened to me occasionally.  Also, I know that sometimes I'm high and I think that I'm low, but I can't remember ever shaking when that happens, like I do when I'm low.  Hmm.

[quote user="Dave"]

Sounds interesting.  Perhaps your blood sugar dropped slowly the first time, so that you could not feel it.  The chocolate could have brought up bu then drop your blood sugar quickly, being simple carbs, causing you to feel the 8.0 reading.

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the chocolate bar was the night before, at like 830pm. the second 8 reading was the next morning at 6am.

[quote user="Katie"]

Even if you are a decent number when you check, you may feel low because you are dropping really quickly.  This has happened to me occasionally.  Also, I know that sometimes I'm high and I think that I'm low, but I can't remember ever shaking when that happens, like I do when I'm low.  Hmm.

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yeah i donno. it might have been that i was dropping from a high, but the day before when i felt low..i had been 6.9 when i had tested before so i donno. i've never felt "low" when i've been trying to correct a high and getting my number back down.

well it happened again. i was at home waiting for my boyfriend to get back from dropping off his cousin at teh ferry so we could go eat. i started to feel a little dizzy and confused. i thought maybe i was starting to go low cuz i took too much insulin to cover teh donut i had had like..almost two hours before. a few mins later, he shows up and we drive to a pub downtown for some food. by the time we got to a table, i was feeling weak, i was shaking, i felt confused, and tired. i was sure i had to be at least around 3. i asked for a glass of coke, pulled out my kit and tested.

8.6

have your strips been exposed to air or moisture at all (forgot to put the cap back on or something)? that's really all i can think of. unless somehow your meter is off....

it baffles me. sorry i'm not any help at all.

i ran out of strips, so i moved onto a brand new container..so not that i know of?

blaaah. i'm gonna grab my endo's email from mom and ask him what he thinks. which will probably be the same thing we're all thinking "what the crap!" lol

I am a T1, so knowing my BG level is critical.  I have learned to not depend on how I feel but to use my meter.  I just got a DexCom Seven Plus CGM so I also have that.  But based on my experience prior to the DexCom, I test 6 - 8 times per day so I know my pre and post meal BG levels and can bolus accordingly.

When I am low (hypo) I get the sweats and lethargic.  When I am high, I feel nauseous and weak.  These are at the extremes.  I am guessing the symptoms are unique to each person.  Over time you will learn your symptoms.  I do not rely on whether I feel hungry or not.

It is a pain, literally, to test BGs frequently, but I have found that it is the best approach.  Otherwise, it is only guesswork.  You might want to consult your D.N.E. or endo for some guidance.

Hope that helps.