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Before surgery I was diabetic, now though (almost 8 months post op) I keep having my blood sugar drop. The other night it went down to 26. I have no idea how I made it from my apartment down to my mothers to get something sweet from her without collapsing

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It's my understanding that hypoglycemia is pretty common in people with diabetes. Is it possible you are going too long between meals or Snacks? Or overall not eating enough (especially since some of what you eat is lost to malabsorption)? Are you exercising a lot more? Were you taking meds for your diabetes and the dose needs to be reduced or eliminated? In any case, I'd report it to your doctors and have them help you sort it out. Severely low blood sugar is nothing to play with. Wishing you the best! 🙏

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That is REALLY low, and cause for concern. Have you contacted your doctor? Are you still taking diabetes medications? Does it happen before or after meals?

My blood sugar has gone from high to low, but not nearly as low as yours. I was never on any medications, and my A1C was 8.1 about 4 months before surgery, and dropped to 5.2 a month after surgery. In the last few weeks, my blood glucose been in the 60s before meals. I got a 59 this morning before Breakfast. I'm not too concerned at this point because I'm pretty sure my meter is biased low (the reading at the doctor's office is always higher), but it might be a problem if it gets much lower.

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16 hours ago, BigSue said:

That is REALLY low, and cause for concern. Have you contacted your doctor? Are you still taking diabetes medications? Does it happen before or after meals?

My blood sugar has gone from high to low, but not nearly as low as yours. I was never on any medications, and my A1C was 8.1 about 4 months before surgery, and dropped to 5.2 a month after surgery. In the last few weeks, my blood glucose been in the 60s before meals. I got a 59 this morning before Breakfast. I'm not too concerned at this point because I'm pretty sure my meter is biased low (the reading at the doctor's office is always higher), but it might be a problem if it gets much lower.

Trust me, I know it’s cause for concern. It’s the lowest my sugar has ever been and we have no idea how I managed to make it to my mothers.

I have contacted my dr, they want me to set up an appt with my endocrinologist.

I haven’t been on diabetes medicine since before my surgery (was taken off them back in February 2020)

this time happened around bed time. It’s weird. My sugar was 150 about an hour before hand (I’d stolen one of my boyfriends bbq wings). Then when I was getting ready for bed and decided to check it again to make sure it was going down. I double checked when it said 26. Managed to get down to my mothers, ate a couple of Cookies and got it up to 44.

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It might have been reactive hypoglycemia since it happened after you ate. Some BBQ sauces are loaded with sugar, and eating sugar can cause reactive hypoglycemia. It's definitely a good idea to see an endocrinologist because 26 is scary low... It's amazing you were still conscious!

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