Hi everyone! I’m a type 1 on an insulin pump, diagnosed back in 1998.
I just wanted to share some changes I’ve had in my high blood sugar symptoms since cutting back on carbs and adding regular exercise into my routine.
Basically, whenever I used to get a high sugar level I used to feel a little groggy during the evening of that day, but I was always able to push through and keep on working. And although it would have been illegal to drive, I actually think it would have been ok. I hardly felt anything apart from a little thirsty.
Now that my sugar levels are in much better control it’s like I hit a wall of sleepiness and tiredness every time my level even starts to get a little high. Isn’t that weird?
The first time this happened was a month ago when I was walking my dog with my brother (thank goodness he was there) - and I actually could not walk at my usual pace, and it was an effort to move my legs. Everything was going at half speed. And when I’m typing at work and I have a high approaching, I can always tell because my muscles feel really weak. Does this happen to anyone else?
And is this just a sign that my better control has increased my awareness and response to highs? (i used to go over 10mmol (180) basically every day, and now it happens once a week!)
How do you feel with a high sugar level? What symptoms do you get?