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Urgent!!! My blood sugars are falling fast

(27 Posts)
sparklygothkat Tue 18-Sep-07 17:40:23

About half hour ago, I came over all funny, so tested and they were low, took the 'hypostop' and still feeling rough so tested again and they have dropped more, what can I eat or drink to get them back up??

dustystar Tue 18-Sep-07 17:41:32

Got any orange juice? Bananas work quickly too

sparklygothkat Tue 18-Sep-07 17:42:38

no juice, have coke though

dustystar Tue 18-Sep-07 17:43:17

Give that a go then. What usually works for you?

saltire Tue 18-Sep-07 17:43:24

Lucozade. Mars Bar, chocolate /chocolate biscuit, bananas,

Greensleeves Tue 18-Sep-07 17:43:26

do you have any glucose tablets? Failing that, a big handful of raisins? I had a couple of scary hypos when I had GD when expecting ds1 and glucose tablets worked for me, followed by something which gives a slower release of sugars, like bananas.

If it doesn't work and you are still feeling groggy, could you phone NHS direct or even an ambulance?

Sobernow Tue 18-Sep-07 17:43:40

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

dustystar Tue 18-Sep-07 17:44:38

What were your sugars at the last test?

sparklygothkat Tue 18-Sep-07 17:45:06

no idea only be diagnosed 3 weeks, first time I have had to use the hypostop. Dh is out, so hope they come up soon

sparklygothkat Tue 18-Sep-07 17:45:22

3.2

Tutter Tue 18-Sep-07 17:45:37

dissolve sugar in hot water

or honey

saltire Tue 18-Sep-07 17:46:15

Honey on toast is good, and if all else fails, sugar in water - or tea

dustystar Tue 18-Sep-07 17:46:28

That is very low. Do you have glucose tablets in the house? If not i suggest you keep some with you from now on.

sparklygothkat Tue 18-Sep-07 17:47:25

no glulose tablets here, I will get some.

InMyHumbleOpinion Tue 18-Sep-07 17:47:43

3.2 is not dangerous AFAIK (DON't quote me, I'm not an expert at all!) - Can you give yourself half an hour, checking every 10 minutes?

sparklygothkat Tue 18-Sep-07 17:49:10

am about to eat my dinner, so hope that it bring it back up

InMyHumbleOpinion Tue 18-Sep-07 17:49:21

Just be aware that the hypostop will take a while to hit your bloodstream, although it does hit very fast, so I would be wary of introducing TOO much sugar into your body while you are waiting

dustystar Tue 18-Sep-07 17:52:23

Just spoken to my diabetic nurse freind

She says that long acting carbs needed


have some warm water and sugar plus a sandwich

Test your blood sugar every 15 mins

if it not back up after the second test then call an ambulance

dustystar Tue 18-Sep-07 17:53:25

She also says to tell you that if your blood sugars are running high tomorrow morning then not to worry as this often happens after you have a hypo.

sparklygothkat Tue 18-Sep-07 17:54:45

thanks dustystar and everyone, am about to eat my dinner and then rest

dustystar Tue 18-Sep-07 17:56:20

Hope you feel better soon

Come back on and let us know or i will be worrying about yousmile

hoxtonchick Tue 18-Sep-07 17:57:32

ok, 3.2 will make you feel funny (& you certainly shouldn't drive), but you aren't in immediate danger. fruit juice works really quickly to raise blood sugar.

sparemetheembarrasement Tue 18-Sep-07 17:59:42

My mum always tells me that at her work (shes a nurse), they use fruit juice when their patients blood sugars drop.
The cheaper the stuff the better apparently too.

sparemetheembarrasement Tue 18-Sep-07 17:59:43

My mum always tells me that at her work (shes a nurse), they use fruit juice when their patients blood sugars drop.
The cheaper the stuff the better apparently too.

sparklygothkat Tue 18-Sep-07 18:16:01

just retested and they are back to 6.3.
thanks

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