My brother's glucose levels kept dropping, he had bronchitis.

@writersedge (22579)
United States
April 11, 2008 9:10am CST
His sugar was 78 one morning, he ate breakfast and then went to work. Before he even got to work, his level dropped to 26. The ambulance crew got his sugar to 44 before they moved him. We were at the emergency room all that day. I've been staying over to his place off and on as well as other people monitoring him. Years ago, my sugar dropped before I had even symptoms of gastro-intestinal virus. 30 was the count they said. I had eaten most of the food out of our refrigerator, went to work, was only without food for an hour. I was so hot, but it was a hot day. So I went to put cool water on my face, I dropped to my knees, all the other times that made me feel better. I had to crawl out of the bathroom. I've also had my sugar go up when ill. Over 200 when I had the flu and basically felt like I couldn't move. Does anyone else out there have these wicked drops and spikes when ill? My sugar comes out normal on all tests the rest of the time. My brother is insulin dependent because his pancreas makes almost no insulin. He started taking the shots at 28 years of age. We don't know of anyone else that illness hits this hard. Flu shots are useless for me, I still get just as sick. Does anyone else have this problem or know of anyone else who does? Other than lots of glucose and call an ambulance, can anything else be done for the low glucose drops? Would forcing myself to get up and move around help the glucose spiking up? Thanks and take care.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
12 Apr 08
I had a car wreck about 4-5 years ago and my blood glucose was at 66. After that I made sure I ate something in the middle of the day (I was still employed at that point.) So, I'd go to my car, take my nap and then go back to work and fix a quick sandwich at eat it. Since I was careful to not eat over my keyboard they didn't object.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
12 Apr 08
I hope you didn't end up too hurt from the car wreck. Was the wreck due to the low sugar level or quick dropping of your glucose level? 66, interesting. What's normal range for you? I know some people that 70 is normal for them and others that 100 is. 66 would be fine for the first and horrible for the second. Thank you very much for your response.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
12 Apr 08
I wasn't hurt in the wreck, tho I did allow myself to be transported since I had taken a hard jolt. The ambulance staff thought the blood sugar might've been a contributing factor tho I suspect that I tend to run closer to 70 than to 100. I also have sudden drops in blood sugar as an allergic reaction along with sudden drops in blood pressure - the pair of reactions I think once had me wandering the lobby of the office I worked in during lunch (I had eaten, but something gave me a reaction) until the security guard sat me down and grabbed a first responder to take care of me. Food allergies can give weird and sudden reactions.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
25 Apr 08
My brother's sugar is finally acting normally again and I can have a life again! Yeah! Thank you for your responses.
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