Monday, May 06, 2013
I have succeeded at a small level over the night sweats. I have also found that the smallest thing like 2 Tums before bed can bring them on. I took some Milk Of Magnesia last night and just that small amount of medicine added to the sugar level in my blood stream. Amazing how the body works......
The strangest thing is that the sweats come on during what is considered my low cycle...... That is the time each night between 2 & 4 am when your blood sugars drop. I didn't know there was such a time but there is. I will try to find the article I read and post it here so that those of you that are interested can read them later, but I got up one night this week during a sweating spell and took my blood sugar level. It was at 110..... now to some of you that will sound very normal if not a little high, but for ME as a diabetic have found through LOTS of testing, at lot's of different times, that I feel very normal around 120. When my levels drop around 110 or lower I get sweaty, anxious, tired, start yawning a lot, get weak and even have to sit down. That's when it's snack time my friends. I have to take a small insulated cooler with me loaded with all types of snacks to draw on when they are needed or when I am out running the streets and missed a snack time.
SNACK TIMES ARE CRUCIAL!
Not only do they keep your levels balanced but if you are over weight, scheduled snacks keep your metabolism moving along by keeping your system busy and not letting it know that you are one step ahead of the game!
I never would have believed it but I can stand up and say..... YEP, I eat 3 meals and 4 snacks a day. I learned to not let my body start to feel hungry by eating small low calorie snacks between meals so that my body believes it's full and happy and doesn't need to start storing fat to survive.
The best part is that its WORKING! :