I've NEVER had low blood sugars. In fact I used to get excited when it would get down to 90 because I knew I was where my doctor wanted me. But the last 2 days at around 11 a.m. (5 hours after breakfast) even though I had snacked on apples/peanut butter, I started to feel my sugar drop. Of course then I get the rush of anxiety which makes things worse but I've never had my sugar drop like this and its a bit scary. Today when I took my sugars even though I'd eaten an apple and peanut butter only 1/2 hour earlier, my sugar went down to 64. I drank some OJ and I'm waiting a few more minutes to take my sugar to see if the OJ boosts it up where it belongs but I've never had this happen. I eat the same thing for breakfast. Any reason why suddenly my sugars are dropping?
There could be a couple of reasons. The most common are recent weight loss, increase in exercise patterns, changes in dietary intake, change in kidney function and recent change in medications.Other diseases(like adrenal problems) can cause this effect. Sometimes infections can do this, although more often they make sugars go high. If you are suddenly having these changes in glucose patterns you should see your doctor soon to have your labs checked and go over all those possibilities. IN the meantime check your blood sugars before driving and keep snacks on hand often.
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