For a person who doesn’t have diabetes, the idea of knowing what their blood sugar is at throughout the day, is something that’s difficult, if not impossible, to understand. For a person with diabetes, the concept of highs and lows is something they’re all too familiar with. The feeling of normal blood sugar is something they can actually describe because they feel it, at points, along with highs and lows that give them something to compare it to.
Recognizing these feelings is an important tool for an individual with diabetes. While it’s still imperative to maintain a consistent testing schedule, being able to identify these feelings is a really helpful tool that can remind you it’s time to take a minute to assess what you’r body is trying to tell you. To stop and establish if you’re high or low and to take the proper steps to get your blood sugar back to normal.
Check out the video below to hear different people talking about the tell-tale signs that they are high or low, and don’t forget to let us know in the comments below if you agree!
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.