all tho i do not have diabetes. i do have low blood sugar or hypoglycemia most of the time. as in if i were to average my readings i average out to be really low as in 3.0 mml/l or 54 mg/dl or less 99% of the time. when i am high or normal it usealy only lasts 2 to 3 hours then i drop back down to 3.0 mml/l or 54 mg/dl or less agian. i usealy stay around 2.0 mml/l or 36 mg/dl this morning when i woke up i was at 1.0 mml/l or 18 mg/dl witch is low even for me that is the lowist i've gone. the highist i have gone is 8.0 mml/l or 144 mg/dl it's getting to be a royal pain in the arse to carry my meter and the things that go with it around all the time. as it takes up alot of room in my purse. but i have to test every 2 to 3 hours witch makes for very sore fingers.

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Comment by jrtpup on October 31, 2011 at 2:20pm
Diane, those are scary lows! Have you been to an endo or CDE? What do they say?
Comment by Diane Dolan on October 31, 2011 at 2:33pm
yes i have been to both and they both said for me to test every 2 to 3 hours and eat more often and eat more carbs witch isnt working
Comment by Gerri on October 31, 2011 at 2:40pm
I was hypoglycemic for most of life before diagnosed T1 3.5 years ago. No doctor told me to be concerned. Shame on them & stupid me. I made sure to eat small amounts of protein (cheese, nuts) throughout the day to stay level, not carbs. Protein helps, I promise.
Comment by Diane Dolan on October 31, 2011 at 5:02pm
oh my family doctor is concerned that i'm always as low as i am. he said to me that he'd rather see me be really high as in 12.0 mml/l or 216 mg/dl as a normal low then be 4.0 mml/l or 72mg/dl or less all the time the endo and CDE say the same thing. but thanks i will try the protein thing out
Comment by Gerri on October 31, 2011 at 6:30pm
I have no idea how low I was during my hypoglycemic days because I didn't have a meter to test. Ridiculous statement that your doctor would rather you be at 216 for high BG to be damaging your organs. I hope you can see an endo for proper help. Curious why you're seeing a CDE. A small amount of fast acting glucose (I use jelly beans) will raise your BG back to normal when you're very low. but to keep it normal & level it's protein that helps.
Comment by jrtpup on October 31, 2011 at 6:59pm
Yikes! 12.0 mml/l or 216 mg/dl is NOT a normal low, it's high! The usual consensus is that anything over 140 is an invitation to complications. I totally agree with Gerri, protein will do it much better than carbs, and be longer-lasting. If needed a few fast acting carbs will help (I use skittles - 1 carb each).
Comment by Diane Dolan on October 31, 2011 at 7:01pm
i'm seeing my family doctor and an endo the endo says the same thing as my family doctor that it's safer that i be high. why i'm seeing the CDE is for nutrtional consalte do to the CDE is also a regasted dietshion as i live in a group home with 9 other people so the food isn't always the healthyist
Comment by SuFu, Ph.D. on October 31, 2011 at 8:32pm
did this start out suddenly, or just slowly progress to this over a few years?
Comment by Low Carb Dietitian on November 1, 2011 at 6:03am
Hi Diane,

I'm a registered dietitian and CDE. While hypoglycemia can occur in people who don't have diabetes, it's often a precursor to developing it. But blood sugars as low as 30s-50s rarely occur in anyone not taking insulin or certain antihyperglycemic meds. Have you been tested for an insulinoma? That was my first thought. I agree that keeping your blood sugar elevated is absolutely the worst thing to do. Make sure to eat plenty of protein and fat along with small amounts of carbs at meals and snacks in order to prevent spikes followed by lows. Best of luck!
Comment by Diane Dolan on November 1, 2011 at 12:10pm
it has slowly progressed to this over a number of years starting when i was 15 around the same time i was diagnoses as having bi-polar disorder. yes i have been tested for insulinoma witch came up negative. there is though a history in my family on both my mother's and father's sides of some of us having hypoglycemia with no definable resien why. it usealy occers in 1 or 2 people in each generation for the generation that my dad is in it happens to be 2 of my uncles have hypoglycemia for my generation so far that i know of it is just me that as hypoglycemia.


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