Hypoglycemia without medication

I stopped taking insulin because I kept having hypo’s. I had some of these hypos more than 24 hours after my last insulin shot (Novomix 30), and chalked it up to the increased sensitivity to a hypo when after having one the previous day. I recently started Glucophage/Metformin, which my doctor tells me cannot cause lows. I started taking it on Friday (and had a hypo), with my last insulin shot being on Thursday morning.

Anyway, I didn’t have a hypo on Friday or Saturday or Sunday. I decided not to take the Glucophage last night. Well, I woke up drenched in sweat at 6am this morning. My sheets were soaking. Could this be nocturnal hypoglycemia? If so, what is causing it? I didn’t take medication, and stuck to the diet plan (I ate a skinless chicken breast, 3 baby potatoes, half a gem squash and a serving of low GI ice-cream - roughly 30g of carbs). I’m starting to wonder if I don’t have a thyroid problem. I feel mentally foggy and tired today.

Have you checked your blood glucose by then Megan? Thyroid dysfunction does not cause hypoglycemia.Thyroid hyperactivity causes hyperglycemia,and cause heat intolerance with sweating .I think telling your doctor about that is important, if happens again. I hope you will feel better soon.Best wishes.

Hi Sohair I didn’t check my blood glucose - it was early and I wasn’t thinking straight. I usually only need to wake up at 7am, and I had gone to bed late so when I saw it was early I just rolled over and went back to sleep. I’m definitely not heat intolerant - I’m actually cold all the time. I’ve just walked into my office from outside, and I’m already cold. It’s a hot and lovely day out there, but I’m in here with a pair of jeans, boots, socks that reach my knees, a polo neck and a warm puffy jacket and I can feel the cold already!

I’m so frustrated - I just don’t know what is wrong with me, but I really don’t feel right! I will monitor it today and tonight, and phone the doctor tomorrow.