Shaking and palpitation

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I am a diabetic patient. I had hypoglycemic event in 2009 due to skipping meal or taking more diamicron than needed. Lastly very small dose of diamicron also making my body shaking though sugar was not low. Doctor understood after two months and stopped diamicron. I started eating mostly vegetables and very little carb every three hours and started feeling better within 4 months. Any way for controlling sugar I had to take insulin. But last year due to physical labour sugar became unbalanced, made me shaking and having palpitation. I improved in three months. But this time I had to take Ciproxacilin antibiotics due to prostate infection and I started shaking again. I am having palpitation again. Heart specialist did stress test, and says it is diabatic problem. I used to take 27+7 unit of levemir night and day and 9 unit humalog each time I eat. Sugar started dropping quickly. I was reducing levemir every night by one point, When I was taking 23 unit levemir at night, morning time sugar came to 4.9 , I was shaking too much. Now I am taking 16 +3unit levemir night and day. Still sugar tends to go below 6 at 12noon and 3pm. Though sugar 5mmol is not low, but I do not feel good. I feel hypo feeling and palpitation. I am taking Dutesteride for prostate, but it will take a year to fix. But it is not giving me that much problem. In general sugar position is not that bad, but I have all the time hypo feeling, pressure on the head and eyes. I am eating swiss chard & Okra vegetables for magnesium. Please help me

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    Of course this should be discussed with a doctor, and also possibly a nutritionist. If your BG readings are that low, even though that is not "low", you could raise your target by a little bit and see if that helps - reduce your insulin just a bit.

    But let's ask about the other two things: diet and exercise.

    You say that due to physical labor, your BG became low. Well yes, that can happen, and if it does you may need to eat more, or reduce or reschedule your insulin. But this needs to be discussed hour by hour to make sense of it.

    On your diet, what about protein? Are you a vegetarian? Are you eating enough vegetables with high protein numbers, beans, nuts, and such? The slow digestion of protein foods, that may also use insulin, can help to even out your body's response.

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    I am not in England. I am in Toronto, Canada.

    LEVEMIR is a long acting insulin. I take 16 unit at 10pm and 3 unit 10am morning

    Humalog is fast acting insulin. I take it at the start of eating three times a day. 7am, 12noon and 5pm. I eat 15gram carb with protein at bed time, I take levemir then, no humalog.

    Mmol is the canadian unit of blood sugar. In USA it is mg/dl

    Ciprofloxacine is an antibiotic for killing bacteria. This antibiotic made my sugar fluctuating.

    Dutesteride is a prostrate medicine. It shrinks the enlarged prostrate

    I am glad that you responded. I can report my sugar numbers which I take several times a day Please encourage me for coming out of this odd situation. Thanks

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    I would suggest you do something like Keto this really would help you speak to your doctor if all goes well it will cure your type 2 and also help with prostate issues if done in paleo way.

    Taking multi meds can have side effects.

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