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I'm getting more hypos these times.

This evening before tea, I had a level of 13.8. I dont normally get that high but I ate a bread roll at lunch time with chicken fillet lettuce grated cheese and butter. I then went playing music on the street ( busking) they call it for 3 hours. During that period, I didnt drink any water. I had forgotten to bring it with me. I ate about 30-40 rasberries and was sitting down on top of all that sugar. So at tea I still ate pasta. I injected 15 units of humalog mix 25/75. I went for a fast long walk. When I came back in, I felt ok but checked levels anyway. It was a good thing I did as it was 4.1. I was amazed how it had dropped so much. I ate more bread and soft cheese. Scary business. Now I think its ok. I'll know by how I feel.it usually starts in my thighs and leg area in general. I didnt experience that before I checked levels when I returned from walk. By checking my levels I think I got in ahead of it, the hypo that is. When I get a proper hypo, I always havent kept a check on levels so it comes on quickly as levels are probably at 3.0 or so making it very severe. So maybe I just beat a huge hypo this evening.I'm going to ask my doctor about this as I cant make out how levels came down so quickly. Sorry about long piece. Just had to tell someone.

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    Sorry I can't help you I have no clue about how the injections work. I assume that you are type 1. I only know my experience with type 2 using metformin and gliclazide. Exercise brings down my glucose levels so maybe that and not drinking water. Check with your gp I am sure that you will get your answer.

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    Hi @Tom, hey thanks for sharing.

    Are you supposed to be type1 or type2?

    Type2 can still get something like "reactive hypoglycemia", heck maybe type1 can too, I don't know.

    Until we all have continuous glucose meters, it's just the game we're in!

    Glad you're OK.

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      Thanks. They thought I was type one and a half. Not a classic diabetic. I'm not a classic anything!

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      Yeah me too neither! smile

      Diabetically I'm just a vanilla type2 … today.  Tomorrow, who knows.

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      Was 7.6- fore 6pm. Ate a white roll with chicken fillet grated cheese. Injected 9 units of humalogmix25. Went for walk .when I returned a few mins ago, it was 7.7. So I just ate a sandwich cos I know 7.7 won't cut it til tomorrow morning. I normally get an 8.0 in the morning. Id prefer that to getting hypos. They checked my eyes recently and found no diabetic disease. Thats after 15 years so I must be doing something right.

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      So if 7.7 at night won't cut it, and leads to 8.0 in the morning, and the only alternative is a morning hypo, … that's a little harsh, isn't it?  Have you tried some other meds?  Glad you're holding up, but there are things to try.

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