Yes, a person can hit 0 but I'm not saying that they will be alive. My heart had stopped after all. I read the Nurse's log and I seriously don't know what that Girl was thinking.
It was 7 a.m. in the morning. I was unconscious since my sugar was low(she thought I was just asleep). She had tested my sugar level(I was out so I didn't know that 'til after I read her log book days later). I was 1.5 and she still gave me my Insulin shots. Go figure!
It sure makes me wonder how many times this has happened to other Diabetics around the world.
Wow! I wonder if we were at the same hospital!! I had the same thing happen to me.... I was 3 months pregnant with my son & was in the hospital to gain control over my lows when the nurse did not bring me my snack until two hours after scheduled time for it and my heart had stopped because my bs was 0 at that point. Amazingly, my son's heart did not stop & that to this day remains a mystery! I was in acoma for a week from this...it was awful.
My highest was when I was 11 yrs. old & went into DKA at a 854. yuckie :(
Highest: definitely 290 (possibly there were others higher many years ago but I can't recall exactly). The high I remember was this past year when my insulin pen did not fire properly and I ate a big slab of sourdough bread.
Lowest: 59. I have a fierce counterregulatory response that makes it almost impossible for me to achieve even normal numbers half the time and pushes me up to 110-ish any time I drop into the 70s. This represents progress It used to kick in when I got to the 80s.
lowest:19 on my old meter, LO (under 20) on my new meter
it's interesting though that when I needed glucagon my bloodsugar was only in the 30's (I was sleeping and my parents couldn't wake me up), whereas my lowest numbers I was always able to treat by myself.
Highest: post diagnosis 440-something (when I was diagnosed they used a OneTouch Ultra that kept beeping HI when it tested me)
Lowest: 20 (this was scary - I woke up in the middle of the night feeling low and had to double-check that the meter was really telling me I was in the 20s. Ate many jelly beans and eventually calmed down.)
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