if you are having hypoglycemic episodes then it is also important to look at what you eat..
You will need to eat foods that digest slowly to give you a steady blood glucose level. Donuts are not good (I know you said this is not usual) because they digest very quickly releasing a lot of sugar, then your insulin levels will go way up and drive the sugar down. However, becuase the donuts are already digested there is not enough ready sugar available (and maybe your insulin response was very high) and then your blood sugars will be driven very low.
Yes, you need some ready sugar / candy when you do have low blood sugar, but complex carbs at other meals to help keep things steady. Small snacks between meals may also help.
I am sure I will be back in the am. Will be checking my levels again in the morning. If that low after having all that sugar, curious to see how low they are fasting.
You're welcome. Post back if you have any further questions.
Thank you! I appreciate your answer. And will check out the website.
" Are these levels normal?"
First, I'm glad you posted for the chance of diabetes are greater when the parents have it. What you need to do today is change doctors and find one that will listen to you, offer advice, and not ignore your health. Unfortunately not all doctors follow their "hippocrates oath" and it appears yours is in this category. Ask your doctor to test your glucose (blood sugar) with an OGTT (oral fasting glucose and an A1c test. What you're exhibiting is Hypoglycemia, low glucose levels where your body (pancreas & liver) are not producing the right amount of insulin. Dropping below 60 mg/dl leads to drowsy/fatigue conditions. Below 40 mg/dl is considered dangerous to the point of coma.
Most OTC glucose meters need calibration to the test strip, some do not, and some are plain inaccurate. And then some meters require that you NOT squeeze your finger for the blood droplet. Carefully read and follow the meter instructions prior to use. All the necessary prevention and control methods are explained on this web site
Read and understand before you see your doctor. It makes for a better understanding what he/she will explain and for your order of treatment.
In the meantime, keep some hard candy or orange juice handy. If you start to feel tired/fatigued/drowsy chew on a candy or drink the juice to help bring your glucose levels back up. You can also buy OTC glucose tablets too.