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Diabetes and severe shaking
DeniseMcD53 posted:
I have type 2 diabetes and have had a problem recently with shaking. Out of the blue, my whole body will shake, severely, and I feel weak. The first time it happened, my blood sugar was 63, so I thought it was because of that; but, it has been happening every day now, whether or not my sugar is high. The shaking would usually go away after 5 or 10 minutes, but today I am continuing to shake. The severity is down, but I am still shaking and feeling weak. Anyone feel like this with diabetes?
Anon_320 responded:
Instead of assuming it has to do with your diabetes, or guessing about the cause, you really should see your doctor and see if you can get to the bottom of it.
feelinghigh responded:
I agree you should speak to you doctor about this. But, I will tell you that I had an Overactive Thyroid that caused tremors. Might be a good idea to get your thyroid tested.
pdank responded:
The best advice is to see your doctor and eliminate your body! If He or she can find nothing like Thyroid problems or anemia you need to look at combinations of foods and or medications or supplements! I had your same problem and found out it was a combination of the over the counter meds for allergies and a over the counter anti acid med!
jvonryan1 responded:
I've had shaking/tremors too, however not sever like you mention. I feel them when I stretch in the mornings (my hands/arms will shake) or if I'm laying down and lift my upper body up (anytime), I feel a core's scary! I've had some muscle weakness in the morning times also.

I mentioned this to my doctor's assistant and she mentioned it could be related to the high sugar. ?? Who knows?
george56 responded:
had a similar experience due to sudden decrease in blood sugar. if you are taking medication maybe it is too much and making the blood sugar fall sharply. to my knowledge shaking is due to a sharp fall in blood sugar and not due to high blood sugar. if you are not taking medication it can still happen because if you had something sweet the blood sugar rises too high and then falls to normal making the body think it is too low. i think it is called 'false hypo'. my experience is given in my blog under the label 'health'. i am not a doctor. please see a doctor to rule out other possibilities.
brunosbud responded:
"I have Type 2 Diabetes and recently shaking..."

Oh, that's plenty of details! Great! Let's play doctor!..This is exactly what I was talking about the other day. T2D is commonly accompanied with other comorbidities and without a thorough review of said conditions and associated drugs, family history, predispositions, patient history, blood work-up,'s impossible to provide a reasonable "guess" as to what's going on.

In other words, you need to do yourself a big solid and find a!

This is the inherent danger of diabetes forums. Each situation is unique and different and dangerous symptoms like numbness, weakness and tremors are red flags. It's "No Messin' Around!" time...

...just sayin', ya know?

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