At What Blood Sugars Do You Feel Your Best / Worst?

I'll go first. 


I feel my best whenever my BS is stable (a flat line on my CGM) for an extended period of time between 110 and 150.  When I'm between 90 and 110 I usually feel good too, but I sometimes get low BS symptoms. 


I feel my worst whenever my BS is between 180 and 210 -- for some reason I get more pronounced high BS symptoms in this range than I do when I'm over 210, I'm not really sure why.  I also feel my worst when I'm below 70, and when I'm on a very sharp downward trend. 

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I feel best between 90 to 140. otherwise I just feel off.
I feel best between 5.5 mmol and 7 mmol.

worst, which happens way too often lately is 2.5. I feel horrible!
I'm usually pretty good between 70 and 90. I ALWAYS feel low at 120 for some reason, and 160 makes me feel high now... still getting used to my pump though, so i imagine that has a lot to do with it.
That's SO WEIRD...I always feel low at 120 too!!!! And it has to be exactly 120, or i feel fine.
I feel good between 90-150. Lower or higher I start to feel bad.
I keep extremely tight control on my sugar levels, so anytime I'm not between 90 and 100 I feel weird. I usually feel my worst, though, when I'm coming up from a low. I get so sick coming up and will even start to blackout. Is that completely random?
Wow Tammi, how do you manage to keep your control so tight? I would love to do so as well! I don't ever get close to blackout after a low, but I do feel like a truck ran me down. I feel SOOOO lethargic that I can't function!
Congrats Tammi on such tight control, that's awesome!! Would love to know how you do it.

Any secrets you'd care to share?
It is a lot of work. I spend a lot of time working with pump specialists and my endo. I check my sugar 12 times a day which helps.
I feel best and most productive @ about 80 - 110.. I start to feel sleepy over 170 (which is usually the peak after a meal (1 hour)). However, I really feel like crap @ 180+...... Sometimes I have to get on my Total Gym so I don't have to take more insulin.
I feel the best at 123, :)

I think at any normal bgs reading I feel good if it is not heading downward, then I feel like crapola.

Right now I am as 235 and I feel like my head is going to explode.




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