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Any diaetics - Does being poorly make you blood sugar level low?

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mummytopebs Thu 12-Nov-09 20:26:56

I am 29 weeks pregnant and have got gestational diabets, i ahve got a chest infection and my blood sugar levels have been low today,is this normal if you are ill?

IwishIwasmoreorganised Thu 12-Nov-09 20:34:35

Any illness can make your blood sugars more unstable than usual.

Look after yourself


mummytopebs Thu 12-Nov-09 20:36:47

Do you know how low i should allow it to go before i get concerned?

Harebelle Fri 13-Nov-09 08:06:08

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mummytopebs Fri 13-Nov-09 09:42:18

Yes I have a testing kit and do it 4 times a day, it was going down to 3 yesterday even after my tea but was back up to 4 again this morning so fingers crossed it will stay above the 4 x

MavisEnderby Fri 13-Nov-09 09:46:52

Yes,esp if you are vomiting and not able to keep stuff down.

Anything below 4mmol classed as low.Can you manage Lucozade (Small glass) or milk and a digestive biscuit as alternative?Then recheck in half hour-hour or so.

If it is lower 4 or you are feeling at all dizzy would contact gp for advice.

mummytopebs Fri 13-Nov-09 09:52:22

Thanks Mavis x Thats what i do not understand have been eating normally, am not being sick i have a chest infection so am keeping food down, that is why i dont understand it going low

MavisEnderby Fri 13-Nov-09 09:54:41

Prob the infection itself.Can play havoc with bs levels.

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