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Hey,

I've always wondered why it is usually nearing the end of the school day, i can quite quickly get very shaky, i don't feel like everything's normal if that makes sense and i feel rather weak, sometimes worse than others. I ask because its pretty annoying, sometimes worrying and not very pleasant. I usually rush home and constantly eat cake until it goes which makes me believe its to do with blood sugar?

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Feeling shaky, weak, not with it... Hypoglycemia?
« Reply #1 on: 13/03/2009 18:51:12 »
Could you be diabetic ?

Have you been to the doctor ?...don't PANIC by the way....ewe could just be tired and that is what it probably is 1

 

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« Reply #2 on: 13/03/2009 19:27:57 »
I've never been to the doc. as it always seems to happen around the end of the day, eat some cake and im fine after about 20 minutes. If i have to do something afterschool i dread it because i sit there shaking away desperate for some, what i presume is, sugar.

Saying that my granddad has diabetes, my grandpa had diabetes and my auntie describes the same symptoms to me that happen around the same time of day.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 14/03/2009 02:04:23 »
What time to you get home? What do you eat at school? At what times? What do you have for breakfast?
 

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« Reply #4 on: 14/03/2009 03:56:51 »
try eating something else instead.. or drinking orange juice. IMO 20mins is a long time for effects to 'kick in'. If someone goes hypoglycaemic it's usually a matter of seconds to a minute for things to be returned to normal after food.
 

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Feeling shaky, weak, not with it... Hypoglycemia?
« Reply #5 on: 14/03/2009 09:48:49 »
I'm good with eating i eat 2 pieces of toast for breakfast (and an actimel ;D), for lunch if its school i'll eat sandwiches, crisps, an orange/satsuma thingy and i'll have a drink etc...

It's not a matter of seconds or minutes things return to normal and i always have this need to keep eating until its gone. I get home around 3:35 or 4:30 if i stay for something a/s...
 

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« Reply #6 on: 14/03/2009 10:43:13 »
Diabetics who inject insulin can experience hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) if they are overdue for a meal,
an undiagnosed (untreated) diabetic would only have hyperglycemia (too high blood sugar). 
« Last Edit: 14/03/2009 10:45:06 by RD »
 

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« Reply #7 on: 14/03/2009 12:41:33 »
Ahh i didnt know there were two words :D
 

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« Reply #8 on: 14/03/2009 12:57:01 »
I used to get like this very often - one day I almost collapsed while in tesco, fortunately I was pushing a trolley, so could hold on to it. I grabbed a bag of apples and a box of doughnuts, paid and sat in the car and ate one of each. Was fine within about 10 mins.

I'm a lot better now, and I do try to regulate what I eat a lot more. Sticking to a low GI diet is very good, as is eating oats for breakfast. They are a slow-release energy food, so you don't get such dramatic dips.

It's probably not diabetes, unless you also get some of the symptoms (frequent urination, urination at night, excessive thirst, tingling in hands and feet, frequent infections, blurred vision - of course some of these are signs of more advanced diabetes). But you may have disturbed metabolism, or even pre-diabetes. Without wanting to get personal, are you overweight? This is likely to make things worse. If you do get any of these symptoms as well, then please do go and see your doc.

I also heard that despite popular belief - i.e. avoiding high sugar drinks - drinking diet drinks can affect metabolism, and increase the risk of developimg diabetes. Not sure how true that is, but it did make me shaky, so might be worth considering.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 14/03/2009 14:10:11 »
Thanks fishy tails  ;D

Nope i'm not overweight, wii fit says im ideal, so do BMI tests we've done in biology etc.

I dont have any of those other symptoms of diabetes and because i dont put on weight too easily i probably eat more unhealthily than i should - do you think i should try and cut down on buiscits, cake etc? I don't really drink any fizzy drinks though because i dont like them :D

Thanks, Mike
 

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« Reply #10 on: 15/03/2009 16:49:07 »
I find tha I get nausous when I don't eat so then I crave sugar which only temporarily gives a quick relief.. so if I avoid the sugar and eat a high protein such as cheese or meat or raisens etc... or even a low calrie snack bar with protein.. It immediately illiminates tat craving for sugar and the nausa disappears.. so fruit or juice with a protein would most likely help. try to keep a healthy snack in your knapsack for that waiting period after school.. just start eating it before the nausea that way your brain has time to catch up wit the food you consumed heading off the nausea.... I think if it remains persistent after you have tried a snack and set up a routine.. then you should definitely see a doctor...
 you should keep a food diary for a week and keep track of the number of times and when they still happen.... if they do after you have changed you routine and encorporated a snack ito your day before onset of trouble....Have your snack ready at hand upon leaving to wait for the bus etc....or whatever you do next.
 

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« Reply #11 on: 18/03/2009 23:57:10 »
Food diary is a great idea.

I wasn't overweight at all when I was getting these episides, now I've put on a few pounds, nothing serious, just at the top limit of 'normal', I don't get anything like it any more (or very very rarely). makes me wonder if I was consuming all the quick-release energy i ingested before my next meal, leaving me desperate for another sugar fix. Is a good argument for reducing the sugar and eating slow-release foods. i.e. try the GI diet. i don't stick to it rigourously (or even barely!) but just keeping the principles in mind will probably help.
 

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