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posted on Jan, 12 2021 @ 01:17 PM
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So last Monday, I was 15 minutes into my shift at work sitting in my office checking emails. Out of nowhere I started getting a hot flash and very shaky, that led to an incredibly fast heart beat and I started seeing stars. Shortly after that my hands went numb and a blacked out. I ended up in the ER and they were adamant on what I had eaten for breakfast. Nothing I told them, my blood glucose levels were 270 yet I hadn't consumed anything. I did some follow up tests this past week with a specialist and he said he couldn't make sense of my results. So, more tests. I had to fast and then go in the next morning for some type of glucose test, go home eat a meal and come back two hours later to basically take the same test. Got the results back later that day and from what I can tell, the results of both tests were damn near identical, almost as if I didn't even go home and eat a meal. While I was in the ER a few days prior the ER doctor suggested I could be pre-diabetic. Since then I've been keep track of my blood glucose levels just so I had something to show the doctor when I come back. So this past Saturday I didn't a little "experiment" which may not have been a good thing but everything turned out fine, more so weird if anything. I woke up, checked my levels and I believe it was 86-87 somewhere around there. I decided I'm going to consume a bunch of sugar and see what happens. I had a 44oz soda and like 3 (2) packs of the reeses peanut butter cups. The results raised more questions then answers. I waited roughly an hour after I ate that and checked my levels again. The weird part, my blood glucose levels actually dropped a little bit like I didn't consume any sugar. All in all, there are way more questions than answers. I go into tomorrow for another appointment, so we'll see what comes of that. I'm no doctor by any means but it almost seems like my pancreas randomly produces insulin when I don't need at that time. I dunno.

Has anyone else experienced anything like this? I'm just looking for someone that can relate. I've been adamant about getting answers, we just haven't gotten any yet.



posted on Jan, 12 2021 @ 01:42 PM
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a reply to: slapjacks

You might have delayed stomach emptying, or maybe even diabetic gastroparesis? Both arenalmost the same, but your specialist would be able to figure it out.

Both go hand in hand with uncontrolled diabetes (1 and 2), and can affect how your body produces insulin, and when.



posted on Jan, 12 2021 @ 01:46 PM
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I never eat breakfast I generally don't eat until 2 or 3 in the afternoon, and yet my blood sugar is always the highest in the morning. No real explanation for it, but I've had to adjust by getting up at 5:30 in the morning and taking oral and injection. If I do it this way by 9:10 in the morning my levels have come back down to at least around a hundred and up to around a hundred and twenty. I have the shaking rapid heartbeat numb hands all that you described happened when my sugar goes too high or too low.

originally posted by: slapjacks
So last Monday, I was 15 minutes into my shift at work sitting in my office checking emails. Out of nowhere I started getting a hot flash and very shaky, that led to an incredibly fast heart beat and I started seeing stars. Shortly after that my hands went numb and a blacked out. I ended up in the ER and they were adamant on what I had eaten for breakfast. Nothing I told them, my blood glucose levels were 270 yet I hadn't consumed anything. I did some follow up tests this past week with a specialist and he said he couldn't make sense of my results. So, more tests. I had to fast and then go in the next morning for some type of glucose test, go home eat a meal and come back two hours later to basically take the same test. Got the results back later that day and from what I can tell, the results of both tests were damn near identical, almost as if I didn't even go home and eat a meal. While I was in the ER a few days prior the ER doctor suggested I could be pre-diabetic. Since then I've been keep track of my blood glucose levels just so I had something to show the doctor when I come back. So this past Saturday I didn't a little "experiment" which may not have been a good thing but everything turned out fine, more so weird if anything. I woke up, checked my levels and I believe it was 86-87 somewhere around there. I decided I'm going to consume a bunch of sugar and see what happens. I had a 44oz soda and like 3 (2) packs of the reeses peanut butter cups. The results raised more questions then answers. I waited roughly an hour after I ate that and checked my levels again. The weird part, my blood glucose levels actually dropped a little bit like I didn't consume any sugar. All in all, there are way more questions than answers. I go into tomorrow for another appointment, so we'll see what comes of that. I'm no doctor by any means but it almost seems like my pancreas randomly produces insulin when I don't need at that time. I dunno.

Has anyone else experienced anything like this? I'm just looking for someone that can relate. I've been adamant about getting answers, we just haven't gotten any yet.



posted on Jan, 12 2021 @ 01:47 PM
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Also, don't check your blood sugars for 2 hours after consuming. 1 hour is not long enough to test posted by: slapjacks
So last Monday, I was 15 minutes into my shift at work sitting in my office checking emails. Out of nowhere I started getting a hot flash and very shaky, that led to an incredibly fast heart beat and I started seeing stars. Shortly after that my hands went numb and a blacked out. I ended up in the ER and they were adamant on what I had eaten for breakfast. Nothing I told them, my blood glucose levels were 270 yet I hadn't consumed anything. I did some follow up tests this past week with a specialist and he said he couldn't make sense of my results. So, more tests. I had to fast and then go in the next morning for some type of glucose test, go home eat a meal and come back two hours later to basically take the same test. Got the results back later that day and from what I can tell, the results of both tests were damn near identical, almost as if I didn't even go home and eat a meal. While I was in the ER a few days prior the ER doctor suggested I could be pre-diabetic. Since then I've been keep track of my blood glucose levels just so I had something to show the doctor when I come back. So this past Saturday I didn't a little "experiment" which may not have been a good thing but everything turned out fine, more so weird if anything. I woke up, checked my levels and I believe it was 86-87 somewhere around there. I decided I'm going to consume a bunch of sugar and see what happens. I had a 44oz soda and like 3 (2) packs of the reeses peanut butter cups. The results raised more questions then answers. I waited roughly an hour after I ate that and checked my levels again. The weird part, my blood glucose levels actually dropped a little bit like I didn't consume any sugar. All in all, there are way more questions than answers. I go into tomorrow for another appointment, so we'll see what comes of that. I'm no doctor by any means but it almost seems like my pancreas randomly produces insulin when I don't need at that time. I dunno.

Has anyone else experienced anything like this? I'm just looking for someone that can relate. I've been adamant about getting answers, we just haven't gotten any yet.



posted on Jan, 12 2021 @ 02:07 PM
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Back in September, I had a similar thing happen to me.
Got up in the morning and had a cup of coffee and just started feeling weird...shaky, vision a little blurry.
It scared me so I told my wife to call 911 because I though I was going to pass out, but before the ambulance got here, I started feeling better.
They checked my vitals and blood sugar....all checked out good but my sugar was 165, which is not overly high i was told.
I went to the hospital and they were checking me for a possible stroke but everything came out negative.
I talked to a friend of mine who is a diabetic and he said every time his sugar approaches 200 he starts getting the same symptoms.
So I ended up getting a blood glucose meter and I check my sugar a couple times a day.
I have only had 2 times where my sugar was as high as that day and boy I could tell just by the way I was feeling.
My doctor just said to monitor it and that was basically it for now.
I know...more questions than answers.



posted on Jan, 12 2021 @ 02:15 PM
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I won't sit hear and preach at you but please look into the ketogenic diet. Your blood sugar will level off because you will never have spikes. One warning though, the side effects include weight loss and a ton of energy.



posted on Jan, 12 2021 @ 02:23 PM
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Search the term "Dawn Phenomenon".

Then ask your doctors to look into this.

It doesn't necessarily have to happen in the morning but could be a result of several issues such as high cortisol levels.

You may be spiking in the morning and then spiking again after you break a fast so it doesn't look like you are changing much.

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posted on Jan, 12 2021 @ 02:32 PM
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a reply to: slapjacks

Insulin reaction.

Some can just eat a candy bar...the body goes nuts releasing insulin...you get a sugar drop...and BAM! (Hypo-(low)-glycemia..

Without you getting a diagnosis to confirm...Glucose, Suctose, Dextrose, Fructose. ALL are suger.

Breads to fruits to...hey? Good luck, moderation, keep up w dr.

Peace

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posted on Jan, 12 2021 @ 03:23 PM
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Well, I have hypoglycemia. My body produces more insulin than I need, and takes out to much sugar. I did the glucose test at the hospital, and dropped to 23. Dr. said I set a new record, by not going in to a coma, for his office. I did get shaky and disoriented. Then tired.

For me, if I am going to eat anything too sugary, I make sure I have lots of protein about 1/2 hour before. It keeps me level. And yeah, it will probably lead to diabetes.



posted on Jan, 12 2021 @ 03:24 PM
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originally posted by: slapjacks
So last Monday, I was 15 minutes into my shift at work sitting in my office checking emails. Out of nowhere I started getting a hot flash and very shaky, that led to an incredibly fast heart beat and I started seeing stars. Shortly after that my hands went numb and a blacked out. I ended up in the ER and they were adamant on what I had eaten for breakfast. Nothing I told them, my blood glucose levels were 270 yet I hadn't consumed anything.

Google on Keto diet, Carnivore diet, and intermittent fasting.

Read and watch videos by Dr. Jason Fung

This is the ... solution ... for Type II diabetes (and a huge help for Type I's).



posted on Jan, 12 2021 @ 03:31 PM
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originally posted by: chiefsmom
Well, I have hypoglycemia. My body produces more insulin than I need, and takes out to much sugar. I did the glucose test at the hospital, and dropped to 23. Dr. said I set a new record, by not going in to a coma, for his office. I did get shaky and disoriented. Then tired.

For me, if I am going to eat anything too sugary, I make sure I have lots of protein about 1/2 hour before. It keeps me level. And yeah, it will probably lead to diabetes.


I've had this same thing happen. Few years back was out at the bar with wife and friends. Thankfully I was sitting but I just remember it going black and then I was literally snoring logs lol.

They woke me up and I felt like I had been drinking all night (I was on beer 2). Couldn't barely move my legs. Got home and ate a bunch of food, was all good. I think what happened is I don't recall eating and downing a few Mt Dews before hand. So I had a huge spike and then a huge downturn.

I have never gotten like that again. I've never been tested or anything but I know my body pretty well now. I'll get this jitterness and know I need to get some protein/sugar in me.



posted on Jan, 12 2021 @ 04:06 PM
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Thanks you all for the responses. We'll see how tomorrow's appointment goes.



posted on Jan, 13 2021 @ 04:35 AM
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Late on the reply but I've been dealing with Diabetes for 20 years. This past year my glucose has gone completely nuts & it's taken 5 months to see the doctor (next week & that's going to be "tele-health" zoom thing).

Here's how to do a study on your glucose.
1. Take your fasting blood sugar level - at least 8 hours, maybe up to 12 hours if your last meal was substantial.
Why? Sugars pass thru quickly (4-6 hours), carbs take more time (6-12 hours). But proteins like a nice thick juicy steak may take 12 hours to metabolize, My system is really slow so if I eat a big steak at noon MAYBE at 8am next day it's done.

2. Eat a balanced meal - don't just eat sugars - carbs loading or proteins only not a great option but better than sugars. Keep track of calories or at least document what/how much you ate! This is your START TIME.

3. Take your glucose reading every hour for 8 hours, or longer if you can stand not eating. It's not necessary to wait 2 hours but readings need to be taken for the full 8 hours or until it peaks and then returns to "normal".

My concern is insulin absorption rate & how quickly & long lasting the insulin effects are while the increase in glucose level due to eating is secondary. So my START TIME begins with an insulin injection, instead of eating & then when my glucose level drops to a safe level, I'll start with the procedure above.

Hope this helps. If you do a study your doc will be impressed & they'll have much greater info to work from. Maybe you can avoid a glucose tolerance test at a lab. It takes all day with drinking syrup, waiting & arterial blood draws hourly or so. It's really a thing to avoid!

ganjoa



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