• MaryAnn MaryAnn
    October 09, 2008
    Hi. Does anyone else get palpitations as a warning sign of blood sugar fluctuations? They are driv
    MaryAnn MaryAnn
    October 09, 2008

    I have always had palpitations (missed beats, on and on).  I have been checked out and I am fine (though I have type 1 29 years).  I am just recently forging a connection between the heart and when my bs fluctuates.  Anyone else?  Or is it totally hormonal :) tx

    Maryann

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  • Cherise Nicole
    Health Guide
    October 09, 2008
    Cherise Nicole
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    October 09, 2008

    Maryann-

     

    Hello! Low blood sugar can cause heart palpitations and it is a warning sign of low blood sugar.  Have you talked to your physician? maybe he or she can recommend something for you.  Do you carry any food or glucose tablets with you? If not you should. Do you start shaking or anything before yo get the heart palpitations? 

     

    Cherise

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  • Coleen October 31, 2008
    Coleen
    October 09, 2008

    I, too, have Type 1. I always suffer from heart palpitations, headaches, shaking, and sweating when my blood sugar is low. As soon as the symptoms start, I test my sugar reading, then I eat yogurt, or fruit, or take a glucose tablet. I carry these with me at all times.

     In a nutshell, you are not alone. These symptoms drive me crazy, too.

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  • Melissa October 10, 2008
    Melissa
    October 09, 2008

    My sugar plummets and I have the same thing, only 111 here and sugar off the chart

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  • Yami October 30, 2008
    Yami
    October 09, 2008

    Hi, I'm a type 2 and have been for the past 10 + years - and I do suffer from heart palpitations if it goes too low - for instance under 70 or high - over 200

     

    I also get major headaches and get shivers when low... so - you are not alone.

    And I do have heart problems - but this effect is caused from the sugar drops or spikes!

    Yami

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  • joe
    joe
    November 01, 2009
    joe
    joe
    October 09, 2008

    Type 2 and my breathing becomes difficult when my surgar spikes

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  • HealthNut June 09, 2009
    HealthNut
    October 09, 2008

    I too Have heart palpitations and went to the doctor got tests, cardiologist and my heart is in excellent condition. I have been researching and I notice i get the heart palpitations when my blood sugar is lower and I havent eaten properly. Its really scary and annoying to get them constantly. I have had low blood sugar problems since I was a teenager. I am now 29. Is this common to get with the LBS? How do I stop the palpitations? Are they dangerous?

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    • Priya
      September 16, 2009
      Priya
      September 16, 2009

      Have something to eat or drink immediately,the palpitations will go away.It is not dangerous as long as it is taken care of.This is common with LBS

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  • Josko January 28, 2010
    Josko
    October 09, 2008

    Have Type 2 for 30 years. Did not start havinh palpitations till put on Lantus. My BS then are usually 70 or less. I also get very nasty. Have learned to take glucose tablets and/or sugary foods ASAp and it all goes away.

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    • emily
      November 09, 2010
      emily
      November 09, 2010

      I have palpitations i started taking 400mg of Magnesium and no more palpitations.....

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    • JOY
      JOY
      November 21, 2010
      JOY
      JOY
      November 21, 2010

      I have had Type 2 for 20 years and have not been diligent until recently.  Years ago  I thought it was my heart and they found nothing wrong.  Then I was diagnosed with type 2.  Recently I have been keeping track of bs and food etc.  I get palpitations when my bs peaks and starts to   go down.  However I never have low blood sugar.  It's the fluctuations.  I am in the process of adjusting my meds.  I was put on Victoza but could not take it.  Headache, nausea and  bad palps  all night, but bs was not low.  I am going crazy.  I guess it's my own fault for denying for so long.

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