Well, the honeymoon's over.
Been on a pump (omnipod) for about a week now, and after spectacular results, I had my first severe hypo last night -- ever. First time for a bad one.
What happened? Thought I had this pump/CGM thing dialed, man.
Well, that "hello, you have diabetes, remember?" event occurred thusly: Bolused for a total meal that I didn't eat. That simple.
Fell asleep before I had that cookie. That was most of the carbs from that meal. Was watching TV, happy tummy after a salad, steak, asparagus, and a small portion (1 oz) of pasta side-dish. The Pacific Cookie Company lemon drop was to be the crown jewel on that meal... and I fell asleep in the easy chair.
Midnight, G4 starts screaming at me. Must have been having a real conniption earlier, as I was under 40 when it went postal. That's way low for me.
Had the worst symptoms for the first time ever: Cold, shaking uncontrollably, wool-headed, all the standard stuff. Two packs of Levelife and 30 minutes later, I was fine.
Moral of the story: You can exploit technology, planning, friends, pets, whatever, but you always have this disease. Just when you think you've got a handle on it and some normalcy, Hank Hypo, or Donny DKA jump out of the bushes and attack you.