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I had a bad low last night. The food I was eating to bring my sugar up tasted horrible nothing like it should taste. Did this ever happen to anyone, that you lost your taste during a low ?

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That has happened to me before, but not in years. I read a book many years ago about a British girl's experience with diabetes and working with Mother Teresa called Metal Jam, referring to the way jam tastes during a hypo. And when she would go low teaching her class, she would take all her clothes off.:eek:

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Did this ever happen to anyone, that you lost your taste during a low ?


Yes, but only if I'm really low (which I am this morning, coincidentally) . Everything seems to have the same taste - almost like your tongue is numb.
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if I have a really bad low that has slipped in without the normal warning signs, then I can get a metallic taste.

I always assumed it was due to the low (usually around the 2mmol/35 mark) playing havoc with my brain.

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I've had it happen many times when my blood sugar is low. Can't taste anything.
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That has happened to me before, but not in years. I read a book many years ago about a British girl's experience with diabetes and working with Mother Teresa called Metal Jam, referring to the way jam tastes during a hypo. And when she would go low teaching her class, she would take all her clothes off.:eek:




Life is so unfair. Why didn't I ever have a teacher like that? Considering the teachers I had, that was actually a good thing.
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your right about the taste of food when bring up a low, but what I've also found is it seems when I'm low it's hard for me to eat because I feel full... it's sometimes hard to take in food... bring on the coke...
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Thats what it was like a metalic taste, I didn't even feel the low coming on which is new to me.

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Yup, I always get this when I go low; a metalic taste, and the tip of my tounge feels slightly numb.

Whilst it's not the most pleasant thing in the world, at least I know I'm in need of something sweet which is more than some poor folks get...

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I am actually the opposite. Everything tastes really good when I am low, and I get extremely hungry.

The months leading up to my diagnosis though I couldn't eat anything becasue everything tasted like metal to me, even water... but I was extremely HIGH. Hmmm...

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I have a bit of both. Sometimes when I am low, it's SO hard to eat anything because I am full and so I need drink instead, and anything I eat tastes terrible.

Other times, I can't get enough of ANYTHING when I'm low. I want to eat it all. It's actually frustrating!

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i have had both in the past... metallic taste and loss of taste.

similar to jenn i find i don't want to eat when i'm low. i'm hungry at the beguinning of a low, but the lower i become the less and less i want to eat...

i think that's normal though... cause the sugar has been release into the muscles etc they body believes there is enough glucose circulating...? same in reverse when you're high. i know i'm always hungry when i'm high... (that was off topic wasn't it?!?)
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IMO, treating lows with food, especially bad lows, is a bad idea... :secruity:
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oh that happened to me last week I used a soda and it tasted awful and then the metallic yuck taste, I was a little nervous because that symptom hasn't happened in years.....but I see a lot experience that so it makes me feel better now......whew.....

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IMO, treating lows with food, especially bad lows, is a bad idea... :secruity:


I agree, I think juice is still the best for me, food takes too long but if I feel my BS is slowly dropping I prevent it with a few crackers or chips.

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I agree, I think juice is still the best for me, food takes too long but if I feel my BS is slowly dropping I prevent it with a few crackers or chips.


How long have you been a diabetic? I hope you were joking about the chips thing. Was that a joke?

In case anyone else doesn't know, do not eat chips or anything else with fat in it, as this causes the breaking down of sugars to take longer thus having a low for longer periods of time. As someone above mentioned, food should not be eaten to treat a low. Sugar pills work best for me, when I am lower than 60. If I am around 60 I will eat some things or drink juice/coke.

Be careful with those greasy foods and lows! :eek:




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