Happy Easter, everyone!!
I've got a what-is-my-body-doing question. I'm still new to being type 1, so I'm a bit confused still about why my blood sugar sometimes does what it does. I've been waiting for my first hypo episode-- as I'm kind of nervous and just want to see what it feels like and get it over with-- but whenever my blood sugar goes near being low (e.g. 70), it just bounces back up again. So I'll be sitting there with my glucose tablets, psyching myself out about what its going to feel like, and then WHAM, I'm at 125. I understand that your body makes efforts to raise your blood sugar when its getting low, but is this a reliable effect, and does it go away after you're out of the honeymoon phase (I'm def'ly in the honeymoon phase)? Can you just hang around in the 70s and never go low?
Also, if you let yourself go a little lower (and I don't mean LOW, I mean like 70) does this mean you often end up with higher blood sugar because your body is trying to compensate? I'm just trying to figure out how all this works, and sometimes it feels like reading Greek (I don't know Greek).
What part of my physiology is doing this and is it going to follow my beta cells into oblivion?
Any insights are much appreciated!