just had my blood sugar checked as I am struggling with feeling dizzy and faint, then eating the cupboard to make me feel better, to then feeling dizzy and faint as I then have too much sugar in the system. For it all to be repeated an 1 1/2 later, when i'm hungry again! sugar level was relatively low (5.1) considering I had eaten a packet of those breekie biscuits half an hour before the test So pin cushion tomorrow for fasting blood test/sugar level check and a referral for glucose tolerance test at the hospital.
Does any one else have this problem?
I'm sure the doc/hospital will be able to shed more light on this for you, but in absence of anything medically wrong (like diabetes) it could just be the type of food you're eating. By that I mean eating foods which cause a big and sudden spike in your sugar levels, only to suddenly drop later. Culprits tend to be stuff high in refined sugars/carbs. You might want to google 'Low GI diet'. This means eating foods that don't spike your blood sugar so suddenly.
I have to be careful with what I eat even though I don't have diabetes or anything, or I end up feeling how you describe.
Here are some links to start you off:
I get low blood sugar if I don't eat for too long and feel incredibly uptight and irritable, I start to shake slightly and get really paranoid that everyone can see me trembling. Also feel quite sick, which was confusing at first because feeling sick makes me want to eat even less.
Fingers crossed for you that it won't be anything too serious. Maybe just planning your meals better?
It's good that you're seeing the doctor though as untreated diabetes can cause you to go blind and awful stuff like that.
5.1 is perfectly normal blood sugar level. Ideal is about 6.5, but nothing wrong with a 5.1 reading.
A high fibre diet is good for staving off peaks and drops in blood sugar levels, which may help if you do actually have a problem. Ask your doctor to refer you to a dietician for further advice if needed.
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