Hi, I’m new around here, and though I haven’t been diagnosed with anything yet, I feel that I may have some pancreas dysfunction and would love to hear what you veterans might think!
For the past year, I’ve been dealing with strange symptoms (periods of unquenchable thirst/frequent bathroom trips/sweating/headaches/hunger/etc.). Since I was between PCPs at the time, I consulted Doctor Google who suggested that I may be having some blood sugar problems.
Six weeks or so ago, I went out and bought a test kit and strips. Since then, the highest number I’ve seen is 172 (one hour after eating), and the lowest I’ve measured is 60 (about 3.5 hours after eating).
My fasting numbers are normal (high 70’s/80’s)–with the exception of this morning when I woke up to a 65.
For a couple weeks, if I ate a high-carb meal, my one-hour post-meal readings would be high-ish (i.e. 140, 172, 165, 153). Almost all of my two-hour readings were under 120.
In my casual testings these past few weeks, I’ve also noticed that I have low-ish numbers one-hour after breakfast (i.e. 72, 64, 66, 73, 71, 65). I don’t stay at these low numbers long–when I test at the two-hour mark, I’ve usually risen to the 90s or 100s–is it normal to have numbers this low one-hour after eating?
However, for the past couple of days, no matter what I eat or when I eat, I feel like my blood sugar drops after eating. Withiin 15-30 min. of eating, I’m sweating, have a headache/heart palpitations, am tired/irritable, etc. My one-hour readings are equal to or lower than my pre-meal numbers–no matter if my meal was high carb, high protein/low carb, high fat, etc.
Take yesterday for example:
80 - 8:15 a.m. (fasting) -> Breakfast: Scrapple, milk, and black coffee
65 - 9:50 a.m. (1 hr. PP)
91 - 10:50 a.m (2 hr. PP)
95 - 6:30 p.m. (pre-dinner) -> Dinner: Chili
85 - 7:30 p.m. (1 hr. PP)
99 - 8:30 p.m. (2 hr. PP)
78 - 9:00 p.m. (2.5 hr. PP)
Even though yesterday’s numbers weren’t all that “low”, it’s to the point when I’m feeling headachy and sweaty and hungry and low–constantly.
I’m posting on this board because I don’t really fit the profile of a Type 2 (I’m 22 years old, 5’7", 123 lbs., and have another autoimmune issue [psoriasis])–why is my blood sugar dropping consistently and so quickly after eating?
I’ve been scrounging the internet for people in similar situations but have not had much luck, so I’m asking here–did any of you have frequent low blood sugar episodes before LADA/Type 1 diagnosis?