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4/14/10 1:18 A

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I agree that your sugar may be dropping quickly. I have also noticed that when I am at an "desirable" reading 90-120 for me, if I haven't been that down for a while, it takes a few days for my body to adjust and not feel low. When that happens, I check my sugar a LOT until I can trust my instincts better. Good-luck. emoticon

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4/13/10 1:34 P

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I generally start to feel my lows when I get about 80. But if I am exercising I don't really feel low so much as I just feel weird, and then I test and may times I am low. Not feeling low until you are 20-40 is scary! I thought that was the point when you would pass out! The lowest I ever recorded was a 27 and I did feel like I was going to pass out.

I also sometimes feel low if my BS drops quickly. I woke up last night with what I thought was a "low" but it wasn't, I had just gone to bed with a really high BS (323) and woke up 2 hours later feeling "low" when my BS was 121. It wasn't, but my correction worked really quickly and the 200 point drop was enough to trigger something. Of course the 121 was a low about to happen, since my insulin was peaking and going to last for 2 more hours.

I have a Dexcom continuous glucose monitor and it really helps me stay out of trouble when I exercise. I love that I can look at the screen and see where my blood sugar has been and where it is headed. It also helps me overnight, but of course last night I didn't have a sensor in.

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4/12/10 11:23 A

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I usually start to feel weird when my BGL gets around 100. My PCP says I should still feel fine and should shoot for 100, but I know how I feel. I just feel better over 100. I think we all are different.

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4/12/10 10:17 A

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Geez - 26! I don't usually notice until I'm in the 40s or 30s. When down in the 20s, I'm soaking in sweat.

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4/12/10 9:59 A

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I agree with the previous post. I sometimes notice when I'm dropping very quickly, but my numbers still seem ok, and then just a short time later, they are real low.

I seem to be having the opposite problem of you right now. I don't seem to feel my lows. Often I think I should check just because I'm starting to feel weird, and I'm in the 30s. I actually had a 26 Saturday night!!

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4/12/10 7:39 A

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I've had similar experiences - I feel low when I'm not. It's possible you are dropping quickly. I've noticed this happens to me! I've also heard that if you can manage to avoid lows for a couple of days, it "resets" your body so when you DO go low you notice it more. I have a hard time avoiding them though! This would definitely be a good question for the endo.
Good luck!

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4/12/10 2:40 A

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Since joining SparkPeople, I've taken much better care of myself and have, for the first time in an extremely long time, reduced my H1AC from 9.5 to 7.0. Now I have a question: Even with keeping the blood sugars under a tighter, stricter control, whenever I experience anything, say as low as 90 (which is so good, I thought), I experience signs of a low blood sugar, the main one being seeing big, green spots and feeling "weird." I haven't yet asked my Doctor or DE about this, but can a fellow Type 1 give me a hint as to why this happens? Is that level of blood sugar just too low for me?

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