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Overnight Hypo

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:06 am
by The_petal
Last night at 10.00 my blood sugar was 8.4 but I thought to be on the safe side I would have 2 small slices of malt loaf and a small milky coffee, but in the morning at 7.00 my blood sugar was 2.8 !

Recently I have increased my Creon to 6*25000 for my evening meal due to experiencing diarrhea and excess wind~ can it be that it is the Creon is dragging the sugar level down.

Re: Overnight Hypo

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:17 pm
by patrigib
Hello , don't think it's the Creon, but my husband became diabetic with pancreatic cancer and is now on insulin. I would go to the doctor asap.

Re: Overnight Hypo

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:04 pm
by The_petal
I have had my pancreas (and spleen and gall bladder) removed and hence now have induced diabetes ~ hence the constant blood sugar monitoring.

Re: Overnight Hypo

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:22 pm
by PCUK Nurse Jeni
Hi Petal,

Thank you for your post.

No, it wont be the Creon which is causing this - Creon helps more food to be digested and absorbed, so this wont cause low blood sugar levels.

Are you also taking good doses of Creon throughout the day? I note you mentioned the evening dose above - what about other doses? And are you taking them with every meal, snack and 50% milky drink? Are you still suffering from diarrhoea and excess wind now, or has this resolved?

It might be that you need more creon at other times also. Or, you may need your evening dose of insulin altering, if you are waking up with blood sugars of 2.8, even after having a good snack.

Have you had or are you due a diabetic nurse review soon Petal? if not, then I might make an appointment as soon as is convenient?

Do you ever wake up at night after you go to bed? So, for example, you mentioned taking your BS at 10pm, and having a snack - do you ever wake after this? If so, it might be an idea to eat something if you wake, or maybe try delaying the snack until a little later. Do you live alone or not?

I hope that you can get an appointment with the diabetic nurse. In the meantime, please also feel free to call us - number in the signature below.

Kind regards,,

Jeni.

Jeni Jones
Pancreatic Cancer Specialist Nurse
Support Team
Pancreatic Cancer UK
email: nurse@pancreaticcancer.org.uk
support line: 0808 801 0707