Symptoms of low sugar levels without actual low results.

In the last month or so, I have had a couple instances where I have had the symptoms of low blood sugar (shakiness, etc) but when I tested my sugar levels, I wasn't low at all. The first time it happened, my levels were very high (300-325) which really threw me off, but this last time they were near perfect (100-125). I've tried researching this but all I can find is it being linked to pre-diabetes which simply couldn't be considering I've been living with this for 14 years. Has anyone with T1 experienced this before? It's rather annoying.

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I'm not really sure, but I can say that ever since that first time when I felt low but tested and clearly wasn't, I've become sort of obsessed with being adamant about testing as soon as I start feeling anything.
I've had this happen to me twice...

I've felt low, tested, got maybe a 60. Eaten a bunch of carbs. 20-30 minutes later, my lips and mouth feel numb as if I'm horribly low. Tested again, got 100 or so. Not exactly the same scenario as you, but odd that I'm still feeling severely low with a normal blood sugar.
My son feels highs and lows, with similar effect of shakiness. Good that you can feel both. He has been T1 for 7 years and only in the past year has he been able to feel highs as routinely ias he has always felt lows. It really helps to keep on track of things, so jump on those feelings as they happen and test!

Cheryl
Yeah, I've always been able to decipher whether I'm high or low. But I think that when I felt low, tested and I was really high it freaked me out and I've become a little more aware of my levels and what my body is telling me,
I feel really awful when my bg is super high -- it feels different than a low to me but I could imagine it being confused for one. I have gotten symptoms of a low when I wasn't actually low if I do a fast crash. For example, I could be up pretty high before exercise and let myself stay there because I know I usually drop with exercise. Every now and then though -- I don't drop right away but rather kind of abruptly about 10 or 15 minutes after exercise. I can have low symptoms then. It doesn't happen often but it has happened. It makes sense to me that one would feel a fast change like that.
For me, Highs and lows feel different. Highs I am tired and lethargic, where as lows, I'm spacy and a little off-balance. I get the same thing sometimes though, I think that maybe I feel low, but then I test and see I am in the normal range. Funny thing is, usually my "low feeling" goes away after I confirm I am in the right range.

Also, as Kristen said, you can feel low at 100 if your body has been used to higher numbers.

Jason
Yeah it's the same with me. A lot of it is mental. I can't agree more.
that happens to me and i have a pretty good a1c. i just started the pump 3 weeks ago and before that my a1c was always around 7.2. i've been experiencing it a lot more with the pump now. i think i'm getting to a point where i'm so much steadier, hugging around 100-120 most of the time, on the pump that if i hit the high 80's i'm feeling low. i've noticed it's worse in the morning when i first wake up. i just try to ignore it and tell myself that 88 is not low, in fact it's great, and usually the feeling goes away. if it doesn't i retest like 15 minutes later to make sure i'm not dropping fast and most of the time i'm not. i normally drink a juicy juice when i'm low and i've noticed if i'm feeling low but i'm not really low if i take a few sips from the juice box and not drink the whole thing i feel better instantly without hurting my sugar...must be a mind thing...and yes it is annoying!!
I have to say, it's a relief for me to know that you guys have experienced this. It was beginning to worry me. It has opened my eyes though and I've become a lot more cautious of my levels. It's even make me consider the pump after years of denying it. But we'll see. Thanks.
Made me consider*
I've notice that somtimes, not always, if my bg drops too quickly, I might feel the low symptoms.
I was about to say the same thing. My 5 year old T1 daughter gets this sometimes and it really freaks me out. She'll be playing or whatever and suddenly she's confused and tired. I give her some juice first thing then check her and she's in the mid 100's. Not believing that result I check her again and get the same result. But then in a few minutes she's okay again. I've also found that if her BG drops too slowly she won't feel it at all until she's really low. That actually scares me worse.

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