Jump to content

Follow Us:  Twitter Facebook RSS Feed            




   arrowShare this page:
   

   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

 
Celiac.com Sponsor:                                    


Photo
- - - - -

Diabetes Question


  • Please log in to reply

5 replies to this topic

#1 Wenmin

 
Wenmin

    Advanced Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 311 posts
 

Posted 19 September 2011 - 05:14 PM

I think I may be experiencing some really low blood sugars in the morning. I just borrowed a test kit and will use it in the morning. What is the "norm" for blood sugar testing?

Some of my symptoms are sleeplessness, dry mouth even though I drink throughout the night, dizziness, nausea, using the bathroom all night long (5-6 times per night), etc....

Can someone help?

Thanks,

Wenmin
  • 0

Celiac.com Sponsor:

#2 kenlove

 
kenlove

    Advanced Community Member

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,833 posts
 

Posted 19 September 2011 - 05:25 PM

it would be good for you to get an A1C test which is a better indicator than using the strips. Everyone is different and has a different average. It also changes with weight and over time.
good luck

I think I may be experiencing some really low blood sugars in the morning. I just borrowed a test kit and will use it in the morning. What is the "norm" for blood sugar testing?

Some of my symptoms are sleeplessness, dry mouth even though I drink throughout the night, dizziness, nausea, using the bathroom all night long (5-6 times per night), etc....

Can someone help?

Thanks,

Wenmin


  • 1
"Ryo tatereba mi ga tatanu"

If we try to serve both sides, we cannot stand our own ground.

Japanese proverb

Celiac.com - Celiac Disease Board Moderator

#3 Juliebove

 
Juliebove

    Advanced Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,650 posts
 

Posted 19 September 2011 - 07:42 PM

That doesn't sound like low blood sugar to me. Some of it sounds like high blood sugar. Normal blood sugar is around 80. If it goes below 70 it is low. If it goes above 110 it is high. Note that every diabetic has their own range. I am supposed to keep my blood sugar between 90 and 130.
  • 1

#4 RollingAlong

 
RollingAlong

    Advanced Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 262 posts
 

Posted 20 September 2011 - 12:53 PM

I agree, this sounds like high blood sugar.

For basic info - how to use your test strips efficiently and effectively and how to keep your finger tips in good shape, see www.bloodsugar101.com There's also a book from the website, if you prefer. You need your own lancet for a borrowed kit.

For support from diabetics, there are several online forums, but consider checking out the Bernstein Diabetes Forum. Bernstein is low carb, so many there are very low in gluten and some are truly gluten free and have additional food intolerances. You can learn a lot there even if you do not go as low in the carb department.


Anytime blood sugar goes above 120, you are damaging your body. In the long run, this is the cause of "diabetic complications" such as retinopathy or neuropathy. You can develop these complications without ever becoming diabetic, however.
http://www.phlaunt.c...es/14045678.php
  • 0

#5 Wenmin

 
Wenmin

    Advanced Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 311 posts
 

Posted 20 September 2011 - 03:01 PM

I realize I need a physicians opinion. I was just trying to gather data before seeing the Doctor. I have an appointment to get my blood levels checked (cholesterol, thyroid, blood pressure) in a couple of weeks. I was just trying to get some data to bring with me. Once I eat breakfast, I feel a little better and as the day goes on, I get better and better. Therefore, if I bring this information with me, he can see that I am running low or high and let me know what can be done about it.......

wenmin
  • 0

#6 missy'smom

 
missy'smom

    Advanced Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,953 posts
 

Posted 21 September 2011 - 02:52 PM

I realize I need a physicians opinion. I was just trying to gather data before seeing the Doctor. I have an appointment to get my blood levels checked (cholesterol, thyroid, blood pressure) in a couple of weeks. I was just trying to get some data to bring with me. Once I eat breakfast, I feel a little better and as the day goes on, I get better and better. Therefore, if I bring this information with me, he can see that I am running low or high and let me know what can be done about it.......

wenmin


I think is would be a good idea to test if/when those symptoms interfere with your sleep. Everyone's different but I can go quite high and a bit low without meds or insulin and have slow onset T1. After 2 years managing my BG I just recently realized that I am going low in the early a.m. I feel so uncomfortable I can't sleep. If I power through and get up at the appointed time my BG is often back to normal because my body eventually adjusts up but if I keep a meter by the bed and force myself to wake and test when I feel that way, I find myself a bit low. You may be a bit high as some suggested. The only way to know is to test. An A1C is a good overall test for your general BG condition and would be good to get done but you should test those night/morning times to see what's up. That's the only way to know. A one time fasting blood sugar, which the docs often use to screen/dx is not always a good measure. Many people slip through the cracks with it. I have slow onset T1 and can still pass a fasting test without insulin. I was dx with an oral glucose tolerance test and later on antibody test(all per my request). The more data you can get the better.
  • 0
Me: GLUTEN-FREE 7/06, multiple food allergies, T2 DIABETES DX 8/08, LADA-Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults, Who knew food allergies could trigger an autoimmune attack on the pancreas?! 1/11 Re-DX T1 DM, pos. DQ2 Celiac gene test 9/11
Son: ADHD '06,
neg. CELIAC PANEL 5/07
ALLERGY: "positive" blood and skin tests to wheat, which triggers his eczema '08
ENTEROLAB testing: elevated Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA Dec. '08
Gluten-free-Feb. '09
other food allergies




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Celiac.com Sponsors: