Nutrition & Dieting/low blood sugar


I have diabetes type 2 recently my blood sugar readings in mid day at 400 are 107.i never had blood sugar drop like this.i usually only take 4 units of novolog before midnight I have to take sweets so my blood sugar wont drop so low.had recent blood tests all normal

Hello  Howard,
When someone keeps getting low blood sugar readings, the answer is not to eat sweets. The answer is to go back to your doctor with the readings and get your medication adjusted. Having lower glucose readings recently can be a result of weight loss. Have you been losing weight?

You need to make an appointment with your health care professional to review your diet, medication and blood sugar readings.
We just cannot safely provide individualized information over the Internet.

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Laurie Beebe, MS, RD, LD


As a registered dietitian (RD)I am fully qualified to accurately answer questions regarding weight loss, including those from people with health conditions requiring dietary restrictions (diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc) who want to lose weight, or who have been advised to do so by their physician.


I have been a registered dietitian for over 30 years and have a certificate in Adult Weight Management through the commission on dietetic registration at Level 1 and Level 2. I am also trained in coaching through Coach U and currently work as a diet coach to help people lose weight the healthy way, through gradual habit changes.

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Bachelor of Health Science from the University of Florida, 1983; Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University 1985; Certificate in Adult Weight Management 2006; CoachU core essentials grad 2007; Level 2 certificate in Adult Weight Management 2010.

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