I am a diabetic who is insulin dependent. I also take oral medications to help manage my blood sugar.
My doctor has been urging me to eat healthier & exercise more, so I'm excited to be getting fit -- finally -- after being diagnosed in 1997 and not really taking my condition seriously.
However, I've noticed with the change in my food choices and activity levels that my BS seems to drop faster at sudden times of day. I am going to put a call in to my doc tomorrow about this, but wondered if any of you have experienced this?
It is my hope that someday I can go off the insulin, but not sure how likely that will be.
Today when I was at the library, after having some almonds as a snack about 15 minutes prior, my BS dropped fast and I thought I was going to pass out. Fortunately I had some glucose tablets with me, which I always carry, and popped a few. I was by myself and once I felt stable, I drove home and had lunch. After about an hour I felt better.
Losing weight & exercising is challenging enough, but trying to adjust the diabetes management on top of that can be a little overwhelming.
Thanks in advance for any replies!