I'm getting worried that my body is getting used to low blood sugar levels and not giving me warning signs anymore. Before when my BS would drop into the low 70s, especially during exercise, I would start getting visual disturbances. As soon as those happened, I would stop, test and rest as needed.
I've been noticing over the past few months or so that I don't always get visual disturbances as warning signs like I used to. Tonight I felt fine during working out, tested my BS and it was 45!! I've never gone that low - that I've caught on my meter anyways. I tested 3 times to see if it was an error. I got 45, 47 and 43. I felt ok. A bit tired and weak, but I was able to make some food and relax and wait for my BS to go up.
No, never, and it's probably a bad sign. How have you been eating? You might have something else going on causing this. If you've been eating right and are getting readings like that, it sounds almost like your body isn't absorbing properly.
I think I've been eating well, but it's always easier to see something from an outsider's perspective.
I eat no sugar, white flour, etc. For carbohydrates I eat fruit, vegetables, beans, whole wheat products. I eat a fairly good amount of protein and very high fiber.
For breakfast that day I had 1 egg, cheese, 1 slice of Ezekeil bread and pear. For lunch I had one slice of whole wheat bread, cheese, apple and vegetables. For dinner I had spinach enchilada (in ww wrap), black beans and strawberries.
For the past couple years I've been having stomach issues that started with an ulcer, and they've been ongoing. But I've had a lot of tests so it seems if something wasn't working properly it would have been picked up?
The other thing is that I've read with reactive hypoglycemia most people's blood sugar levels get quite high before falling. Mine never get high! I've never caught over 118 on my meter, and they usually stop around 105 and then drop drastically. I never "hang out" higher than in the low 70s.
Please don't take this the wrong way, but uh oh. That stomach issue is a warning sign. First question, ever taken an antibiotics or Accutane when you were younger? Within the past 20 years perhaps? Can you explain the stomach issues? How often are you going to the bathroom? Vomiting at all? The reason I ask is simple, my hypoglycemia was found to have at its root cause Crohn's Disease. Poor absorbtion was my problem, which proves why my diet is so good for hypoglycemics, I basically experimented until I found THE perfect low glycemic diet. Please explain the stomach issues further, via private message if you're not comfortable. What you might have usually isn't caught without a colonoscopy, scope, or barium CT scan.