I take no medicines whatsoever, apart from the odd paracetamol or ibuprofen - very rarely - for headaches. I've only taken the masurements the last few days, and the lowest it has been is around 80, but I have been eating very regularly. I also have big problems losing weight, and whenever I reduce my portions and calorie intake or try diet shakes, I end up feeling really awful really quickly.
Is this what would cause my "episodes" as well? And Inability to lose weight?
Hello Dr Phil. Following your reply to my question last week, I have done a few more blood sugar tests and also some reading on the internet (not a good idea, I know). And I have more questions (please treat this as a new question of course).
Firstly, my blood sugar definitely is lower 2 hours after eating than just before eating, and it seems to stay in the range of 81-99, usually mid-high 80s to low 90s. Today for instance 99 first thing, 92 2hr after breakfast, 84 before lunch. I have researched low GI foods and have been eating these but it makes no difference to the readings, or to how I feel. I also had a couple more mild "episodes" of feeling irritated and confused and needing to eat, despite eating regularly.
The advice I found on the internet is confusing (of course) - some websites say that low blood sugar (below 70) can be very dangerous and lead to passing out, seizures etc., while some other websites say that low blood sugar in people who don't take insulin or other diabetic medication, is not dangerous. Some say that if my blood sugar is below 100 when I plan to go out or especially drive a car, I should eat something to avoid an accident. Well my blood sugar is never above 100... So which of these is true/relevant?
Also, I will be making an appointment to see my GP, but do I need to make it urgently?
And what sort of foods should I eat in the meantime? Low GI? Any high carb snacks in between meals? I already have trouble losing weight...
I am confused...Please help clarify this for me. Thank you.
(P.S. I am also thinking whether my Chronic Fatigue may actually have something to do with this sugar business???)
The link wasn't there before, but has just appeared. I have accepted it. Please continue. Thank you.
Just confirmed it again, didn't go through the first time.
Also, just checked my blood sugar (2 hr after lunch) and it is down to 80.