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After Eating I Get Dizzy And Feel Unstable On My Feet

After Eating I Get Dizzy And Feel Unstable On My Feet

My periodic A1C results are good, but my symptoms eg Neuropathy and Fatigue getting worse

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Covid can really mess with your Diabetes (and has caused a whole bunch to get diabetes that weren't otherwise at risk).

Still pretty early in them crunching all the data but they do know that 'in some people' that Covid attacks the pancreas because the beta cells that make insulin are the (kind of cell) that the covid cootie likes to attach to.

And it doesn't seem to matter whether you "had it bad" or barely knew you had it.

They don't have the answers yet and certainly don't know why it messes with one person that way but leave another 8 or 9 alone.

So if you were otherwise well controlled and just cruising along, then got covid and you numbers have gone a little squirrely, then Covid would be one of the leading suspects.

posted 3 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

My mum just tested positive to Covid this Monday cos I had it from work. Was anxious and still am. Her sugar levels are high but not too high I guess acceptable...they fluctuate.. not exceeding 20 but still...
Just worried about her phlegm not coming out.

The day we took her to ER her legs totally gave in (she did have peripheral neuropathy but was walking a bit) but now it seems like with confirmed covid, the legs totally have given in.. We have to even turn her or roll her on the bed..sad to see..

posted about 2 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Hi Graham. Thanks for answering. I only take 500mg Glucophage when I go to bed. My daily sugar readings were stable, at around 5,6 but now vacillate from 7 to 11. My Dr checked Arteries heart and Carotid (left clear and right 67% clear) Blood pressure was slightly raised, but I was treated for COVID October 2020 so don't know if there's a link. Just seem to be going nowhere

posted 3 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Do you have the ability to test your "blood pressure" when you feel unstable like that.

There is a condition that causes blood pressure to drop after eating which could explain that dizzy/unstable/light headed sensation after eating.

I am not aware of any (diabetes related) effect that would cause that unless you are taking a Bolus (mealtime) Insulin or Sulfonylurea and not eating enough so you experience a low blood sugar level caused by the drugs.

posted 3 months ago
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