Diabetes is just a blood sugar control thingy, right? Other than that, I'm normal, right?
I get tired of hearing that from other people. It's so untrue.
No matter how well I control my BG, there are other "diabetes things" compromised about my health that add the extra burdens we PWDs must carry, all our lives.
I'm whining about one in particular in this post: Dizzy/lightheadedness late afternoon, including sometimes balance problems (kind of like mild drunkenness), unless I have a snack.
Doesn't matter what my BG is. Doesn't matter (mostly) what I ate for lunch. If I don't eat something around 4-5pm -- nothing major, just a beef or cheese stick or something -- and down a glass of fluid (usually water), I just don't feel well. There's no connection to carb need -- I try to have no carbs at all for my snack if I can.
Have that little snack, and I'm basically okay.
Anyone else have this sort of thing going on? Should I be concerned? My doctor isn't. He said it's just part of diabetes... a lot isn't working quite the way it should.
My theory is it's some of those other digestive hormones the gut produces causing some of this, being not quite right due to the D. Also, because of insulin resistance my TDD is about 65U/day (<100g carb), which concerns me about possible hyperinsulinemia issues and side-effects.
Wise ones, please share your thoughts and ideas... thanks!