Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
October 23, 2002
Question from Ontario, Canada:
I recently had a nasty fall in the morning, and for comfort I spoiled myself with a lunch consisting of two pieces of fried chicken, fries, an orange drink and macaroni salad. I assumed that my blood sugar would be elevated, but I was flabbergasted that it was 4.4 mmol/L [79 mg/dl] (half of my normal reading). Later that night I had a fitful night's sleep, but when I checked my blood sugar it was only 3.1 mmol/L [56 mg/dl]. Could physical injury work to lower blood sugar levels? What else might have caused this?
It is unlikely that a physical injury as you describe would lower blood glucose levels. I would go looking for some other cause with insulin, food, timing, activity, etc.