"Cougar" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> Question: Had dental work done earlier. BG keeps going down since. They
> said should not affect my diabetes. It was detail cleaning under gums for
> infection (not been to dentist in long time). Very painful and they gave
> prescription rinse to use. They did MAJOR scraping deep under the gums.
> After eating tonight, BG was 96. Felt weird a couple of hours ago and BG
> was 89(forearm). Since I still felt weird, and thinking it might be a
> I tested out of my finger about 5 minutes later. Finger BG was 79. Now,
> know some of you think that is perfect number, however, when I go under
> I feel bad. In fact, I feel best about 125. Especially eating stew with
> crackers, I wouldn't think my BG should be dropping. Anybody had
> with major dental stuff and diabetes? Now, I am having panic because the
> last time my BG dipped in the 60's, I felt very weak and it freaked me
> and I had a panic attack. I treated with the 15 in 15 thing, and went
> 62 to like 129, so it was all ok. I know since being in the 300s in
> that my body is still adjusting. That might be some of why I feel so
> under 100, however, I get scared really easily because this is all still
> real new to me with these high and low spikes. I was told the dental
> would not affect me, and I am not on "hypo" lowering meds. I have been
> averaging like 110-140 for the last couple of months. When should I seek
> help tonight if it keeps going lower tonight? I think that trauma/pain
> it go lower because I have never had any major dental work in my life.
> pain cause a low? I am sipping on real coke just a bit right at the
> to pull up to maybe 100 at least because I don't like this weird feeling
> all, and I don't want to be dramatic, but it is still very scary to me.
If you are not on insulin or diabetes lowering drugs, you do not need to
seek help. At 79, you could be having an actual hypo. Meters are not 100%
accurate. I treat for hypo at 80 or at 100 if I am going to be active
because my BG can plummet quickly. So eat 15 g of carbs and rest for 10
minutes. If your BG is not up to where you want it to be, or >100, then
Pain does not usually cause a low. If anything it would cause a high. It's
possible your BG did spike while you were in the dental chair and then due
to the absence of pain, it then dropped. Hard to say though.