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Hi guys im new here. So the last few days i have been feeling like rubbish, dizzieness, tiredness and preasure around my eyes as well as pins and needles any how the night before i fell unwel i went to a party and had a few glasses of pepsi as i dont drink anyway after a few days i feel a bit better but now i notice that anything i have with sugar it makes me lightheaded and ringing in my right ear anyone have any ideas what this could be?

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Welcome to the group, Jbamford. Please feel free to continue posting/commenting/asking questions, read/reply to the other members of the group and their postings/comments, take a look at the Topics/Events/Poll sections for ideas and suggestions. Everyone here is very friendly and helpful. We will try to help and answer your questions to the best of our abilities.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘

Have you talked with your doctor about the dizziness? Have you been tested for any food allergies?

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Hi,

Thanks for your reply. I have not been to the doctors yet. I have booked an appointment for next week tho i find it strange that im feeling like this now tho.

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Sometimes, food/drinks weโ€™ve eaten for many years can start making us not feel good. I personally had to stop eating anything made with wheat or wheat products because I started having massive cramps 4 years ago. I have a gluten intolerance and have been eating a gluten free diet ever since along with a low carb high protein diet to control my weight and blood sugars. Iโ€™m type 1.

Please let us know what you find out from your appointment with your doctor.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘

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How did you get diagnosed? What symptoms did you have? I need to go for blood test but i hate them didnt go the last time. I will let you know what happens. Certain foods like fatty foods and junk food is a no no for me it upsets my stomach.

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I had surgery when I was 2 weeks old as an infant because my pancreas was putting out too much insulin and most of it had to be removed. Sometimes, what is left wakes up and then my blood sugars start dropping for no reason. Iโ€™m on 2 types of insulin pens and I use a CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitoring System). The CGM has helped me in the middle of the night and has woken me up when my blood sugars were under 80mg/dl.

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What happens if the insulin is to high or to low? Sorry for all the questions.

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No sorry necessary! You can always ask anything you want to know.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘

If youโ€™re using an insulin dose and itโ€™s too high, you may have low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). If the dose is too low, you can have hyperglycemia (high blood sugar).

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When i use to smoke i use to have hypos, where i use to start shaking if i didnt eat much. Had to have something with sugar to stop me from shaking but that hasnt happened since.

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Has a doctor said that you have to eat snacks during the day?

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Nope i havent really paid much attention until now.

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When was your last appointment?

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2011 was the last time when i had blood tests done

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Ask your doctor about the A1c test to be done. This is what you can find out for the last 3-4 months for your blood sugars (90 days).

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Done with my snack. Will do the note now for you. Do you eat meat?

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Yep i do :)

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Fantastic! I just sent you the message now.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘

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Do you count carbs.? Would you like to have me send a sample/fake menu by private message? Iโ€™m okay with doing that if you want me to.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘

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What do you mean by count carbs? I dont mind :)

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Adding up what the total carbs. you ate in a meal/snack. I will explain everything in my message.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘ Give me some time since I have to do my test, shot and snack soon tonight before bedtime.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘

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Ok no probs

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Thank you! Wait for me and I will let you know it has been sent.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘

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Hi ALL,

โ€œCounting carbsโ€ is actually part of an NHS course called DAFNE which ALL GPs should know about and could refer you a locally run course from a NHS diabetes and endocrinology centre near you?

DAFNE means DOSE ADJUSTED FOR NORMAL EATING๐Ÿ‘ Quickly and simply you have to read nutritional info on food labels or estimate if cooking your own meal.

Eg10g carbohydrate not sugar=1 Portion of carbohydrate. You then have to match your insulin injection units ie Nova rapid to your carbohydrate intake according to your premeditated/pre-discussed ratio with specialist nurse/doctor!

In my case itโ€™s 2 to 1 eg if I have a huge meal of rice, pasta or potatoes and my estimated carb intake is around 100g=10 portions then I will need to inject with 20 units of quick acting insulin

to bring blood glucose down. But adjustment doses of insulin may well be required.

Note this is my requirement and will vary for different patients. DAFNE helped me a lot but it does require good mental maths skills and self-discipline plus lots of blood test strips (for testing

daily).

It makes sense to me and encourages good day to day BG control.๐Ÿ‘

But not all like it?!

Regards to all.Xxxxxxxx

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I will be in touch with you soon. Thank you for the reply.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘

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Sent a message to you. Please check. Itโ€™s okay.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘

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For more details on DAFNE, โ€œdose adjusted for normal eatingโ€ principles and advice check out:

dafne.uk.com

Note that DAFNE is applicable to type 1 diabetics but type 2 can still learn about how insulin regulates blood glucose in the body.

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Have you been keeping HYDRATED. Dehydration does strange things t the body. Clean fresh water gets rid of all the nasties. Good luck & welcome Jbamford

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Some days I think I have been in a maths exam. Its a right test at times?

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