Why did I get shaky AFTER I ate?
I'm wondering if you guys might be able to give me information. I've had some symptoms that indicate that I might be pre-diabetes (sleepy after I eat, tired all the time, thirsty all the time), so out of curiosity, I bought a meter and began testing my blood levels. I began taking them first thing in the morning, and they've been reading around 111-115 mark. I've read that this is high, so I've been trying to watch my diet. I am overweight and I do really need to lose some. I've cut back on eating too much processed sugar (cakes, cookies, etc) which I eat way too much of. Have been eating more vegetables and fruit and trading my pasta and rice for whole grain options. I have oatmeal for breakfast (in place of the hot pocket I used to eat) and a chicken salad for lunch (spinach, chicken breast, chick peas, cucumber, etc).
Well, this morning I ate two pieces of toast for breakfast and within about 20 minutes I began to shake really bad. But when i tested my blood sugar it was 184 at 1 hour and 148 at the two hour mark, but I shook for the entire two hours. Isn't that opposite of what it's supposed to do?
so after two hours, I ate a banana and two veggie sausage patties and I felt fine.
Well, it happened again at lunch. I had my usual chicken salad and I was full, so I didn't eat anymore, and I got the shakes, again, within 20 minutes. I tested myself again, at 1 hr after, and my glucose level read 151. But the thing is, I was STILL shaking, even though the meter said my level was high. I finally ate a small cup of pudding I had in the fridge and felt better.
I do plan on contacting the doctor on Monday and going in to have a proper test done and talk to my doctor, but in the meantime I was wondering if anybody could help me understand what might be happening? why am I getting so shaky despite the fact that my glucose meter saying my levels are high??
thank you so much for your time!
PS: I really want to start eating better to lose weight. I have a lot to lose, so the reason I'm asking this is because I don't understand what it is I'm doing wrong that's making me feel this way. if eating better is making me feel worse... that seems backwards. LOL