How Can YOU Tell If Your Blood Glucose Is Changing?

4. “If I’m high, I feel achy and moody.”

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“…Almost like I have the flu and constantly have to pee. When I’m low, it’s like being drunk, but with a feeling of panic. Racing heart/fear/insatiable appetite.” —Reddit user takes22tango

5. This is the most delicious carrot I’ve ever eaten in my entire life.

Kid with cake-covered face.

“I usually get really weak, shaky, and hungry, and for whatever reason food tastes sooooo good when I’m low.” —Reddit user bcl0328


6. “For high blood sugar, I describe it as imagine the thirstiest you’ve ever been…”

Hand reaching for water.

“…but no matter how much you drink, that quench doesn’t go away. And then of course you’re peeing every 10-15 minutes, which is never fun. I really don’t get many other symptoms, but it’s rare for my blood sugar to go really high anyway (over 300).”

7. Sometimes the symptoms are more than a little confusing.

Unhappy Retired Senior Woman Sitting On Sofa At Home

“For me, low blood sugar I have described to others as being hungry with my arms. It’s the exact same feeling I get in my stomach when hungry, except located in my arms, and it’s rather odd. As it progresses worse, I get weak, nauseated and feel like I’m steaming. I go into search and consume mode, where I can occasionally find myself sticking non-edible things in my mouth without noticing.
As for high blood sugar, it feels like being drunk without the alcohol. It makes me hurt, mostly in my torso and I get a severe headache. I also start to get very very sleepy. It’s made me nod off while driving, which terrifies me, and even the terror-induced adrenaline can’t fight it off. Note: I do pull over when this happens.” —Reddit user Ariensus

L.D. and her eleven-year-old lab, Eleanor Rigby Fitzgerald, moved from Seattle to Grand Rapids earlier this year, and are currently enjoying exploring their new city! She likes books, music, movies, running, and being outdoors as much as possible.
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