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Is that my blood sugar dropping quickly ?

It happens after I have eaten too much, or eaten a meal after not eating for a while. Both bad things I know but sometimes it happens. Anyway, I get very very sleepy after eating. Kind of dizzy and go into this weird sleepy /semi conscious state where I feel like I am falling. I feel this wooshing feeling in my head like I am falling. What is going on? I know my sugar isn't too low because it's usually high. This could last an hour and then I slowly come out of it and feel better afterwards. My sugar is usually high after an episode like this (200 or so) I'd check it while it's happening, but I can't. I can't move when this is going on. is that my blood sugar dropping quickly? I am not on insulin - only metformin.
Sat, 23 Apr 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Post prandial (post meals) falling asleep is common to everyone. Try to regulate your intake.

More of proteins and vegetables shall help.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Khaleel Ahmed.Manik's  Response
it cant be hypoglycemia , as u said ur suger level s r 200 mg % . reduce ur quantity of food . get a gtt done .
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You have symptoms that relate to the high insulin surge after eating a high carbohydrate diet. Avoid taking lot of carbohydrates during the meals, take equal amounts of proteins and vegetables along with carbohydrates. Eat a balanced diet. You might need to check the Glucose Tolerance Test which will show you and the doctor about the insulin secretion pattern in your body.

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