I'm looking for some honest comments as to how your highs and lows make you feel. My son is only 13 months old, with Type 1 diabetes and he can't tell me how he feels. How low or high do you have to feel to start feeling bad? I'd like to get as much insight as possible on HOW you feel. I only have one friend that is diabetic and she says she starts to feel kinda crappy when she hits 60. She says she gets shaky and usually gets a headache. Thanks for you help!

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When I am low, I get shaky, my heart feels like it going to come out of my chest, and I dont think clearly and I will get very hot/sweat

When I am high, I am very, very tired, eyes get blurry and I pee alot and very thristy. Just want to sleep!
I usually start to feel weird when I hit 60 or 50. It's almost indescribable. It's like a ... wavy... feeling- like almost nauseous, but not throw-up nauseous. Just a bit dizzy, but in a seasick kinda way. Then I start to not be able to control the shaking in my hands. I start to act frantic- (I've learned to control this) in a "I need help now" way. Urgent, stressed, freaking a little. I'll feel the blood drain from my face, my legs get weak- I'll act cranky, but I'm really not, just scared.

If I'm lower than 50, say around 30, I'll act somber- like I don't really care what happens to me. Like I could just give up and let it all go. But, I'm a total LOVER OF LIFE, so that feeling is truly only because my body is tired and ready to give out.

When I'm high, around 200, I start to feel "stuffed" in my own skin. Like my skin is too small for my body- like if I stretch my arms over my head, the skin will break. I'll get a "foggy" headache, like the ones that I get when it's raining out during the day- the headache surrounds my whole head and will make me unable to concentrate- in a "fog" feeling. This is when the extreme thirst starts to kick in.

At 300, my blood feels like it's on fire. It feels like I have friggin acid in my veins and it burns burns burns. My legs get cramped, I get charlie horses in my feet and my muscles start to spasm. It's a completely "Get me out of my skin" feeling where everything and everyone is aggravating and uncomfortable. I start to act desperate and "act out" in an attempt to get insulin into my body. Sometimes, I can be high BG, but not know it, until I register the symptoms. Sometimes it happens, say, while the seasons are changing, so I don't recognize it as D related until I feel the acid burn.

At 400, my whole body starts to ache. If I stay at 300 or 400 for hours (like when I was on the pump and couldn't get my BG down) my "insides" hurt- Like I can feel my organs aching and burning. Then I'll get intense heartburn in my chest and a sour taste in my mouth.

These are the TERRIBLE side effects of T1. Most of the time, I feel as fine as I can remember being- diagnosed at 14.
When I'm low working outside, I start to feel weak, and I get a wierd feeling in my stomach, as well as kind of a dizzy feeling in my head.

When I'm high I'm mostly just thirsty and tired.
I have yet to hit 300.
Good for you to have not hit 300! That's amazing!
for lows. i the symptoms i get are dizziness, weak & shakey.

for highs around 200 or so i can never tell, i just feel normal actually

when i was SUPER "high" [when i DKA'd] i felt nauseous and had no energy at all. i drank and peed a lot.
Isn't he the most precious thing!

I can no longer detect lows, as for highs, I feel awful. I have a constant urge to urinate, and an unquenchable thirst. Prior to being unable to detect my lows I do remember feeling really dizzy and the sounds around me would be similar to that in a tunnel, I would not be able to see straight, nor was anything understandable. I would be mostly incoherent. I now have to wear a CGMS to catch myself from going too low.
Great description, marps...the writer in you is showing!

For "regular" lows (say in the 50s) I just feel kind of "out of it", spacy, and cranky. More emotional than physical symptoms, maybe just tired if I'm walking and a bit of a headache. I had one bad hypo (38 and a fast drop from too much insulin) and I felt like I was an inch away from losing consciousness and perhaps had lost consciousness because I "found myself" sitting on my bed drenched in sweat and completely disoriented. I knew what was happening and what to do but it was like moving through molasses or being underwater to do it. When I tested and tried to watch the clock I couldn't make sense of it; I realized I was totally unable to count glucose tablets. Of course I was scared. Never want to go there again...ever.

Highs I don't really feel much. Before I got on the right insulin regimen I would experience 200s-400s and only know it by testing.
hehe... thanks! She ASKED for detailed... haha.
hi, Katie, I was just thinking of your little Spartan there today! Here is a discussion about how it feels to be high and low that had many replies. I hope this helps.
low...very confused, can't put a sentence together, cold sweat, shaky if i'm really low, maybe a little dizzy...i usually feel a low around 70...my dad claims he could tell when i was low when i was little because my eyes would kind of glaze over and become glassy looking

high...i hate the world, i'm grumpy, tired, thirsty, irratable, grouchy, sleepy, and actually sometimes feel hungry which irritates me even more because i know i can't eat...i start feeling these around 250 by 300 don't talk to me haha
"I hate the world" lol I have to agree with that one :) In fact I have a few people in my life who will say "God! Is your sugar high or something???" when I start acting like a jerk :) And feeling hungry when your sugar is high is like such a cruel side effect isn't it? :)
by the way your son is a cutie!! :)




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