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Hi, I am Chrissie and I am needing some advice from anyone who knows anything about diabetes.  I have a problem with getting hypoglycemia at times, last night I had a one at night time and I was completely wiped out by it even after eating something.  I take Lantus at night and Novolin twice during the day.  My blood sugars run from normal to hypo from time to time.  Like today, I was running low this morning, ate something and got it back up to 98.  Then later it was going down because I could feel it, and I was down to 65.  So I ate something again to bring it back up.  I would like to know how to control my blood sugars so that I am not having hypos so often.  I eat a small breakfast in the morning with 30 grams of carbs, then 45 grams of carbs at lunch and dinner.  I don't eat anymore than that so I don't start gaining weight.  Type 2 diabetes is what I have, not Type 1.  Can someone help me? 

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Hello Chrissie.... you may be able to add more carbs to your meals to help keep your blood sugars up.  The meals you have contain 45 grams of carbs or 3 carb units.  You may add another carb unit or 15 grams of carb to each meal.  Or if you are not eating snacks, you could have a carb unit between meals.  Experiment a bit and see how your body responds to the extra carbs in your diet.  You may find that is all you need.  You don't have to add a bunch of calories per se.  Add a piece of fruit and see how it goes.  You will not gain weight just so you don't go overboard. 

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