I feel lows, still at 43 years type one, but not the significant shakes and sweats unless I am in the low 30's. I definitely get the emotional side effects of hypos :I get talkative, loopy, silly(delusions of grandeur) in the 60's, high 50's; teary and sad in low 50's to 40's( watching sick people on "House": makes me cry; Really feel the 30"s with the aforementioned physical symptoms.
I find that since I am on the pump and (occasionally) the CGM, I can linger in ther 60's for an hour or so if their is no active IOB and I am not very active, Like on the internet. I am afraid I may have had a silly rant on two on the D.O.C. that was probably hypo-induced .and I did not treat. ( warning, to my Tufriends,LOL)
Friends and family sometimes recognize my mood and behavor changes before I do. I once had a boyfriend who would just bring me a cup of OJ or candy, saying only "Drink/Eat", because he could sense that I was low.. My brother and sister can tell and remind me to treat, when they see me rant on and on; or say things totally out of character....
The blood sugar challenge remains a challenge.. but we keep on truckin'!!!
I have found over the past 28 years that my symptoms have changed. Went from feeling "shaky" and dizzy as a child to feeling tired or hungry. I never get the shakes any more. I also try to prevent lows by testing much more often. Sometimes I can feel them other times its like you you slip into a low and I end up at 2.5mmol and never felt it. Most of the time I can though - thank goodness.
oh I am defiantly feeling lows less and less! Just today I decided to check since I realized it had been a good 3 hours since I last checked and my blood sugar was at 37! I was so surprised that I had to test again. It's starting to actually really scare me because I have been known to feel them normally and I dont know how to fix that.
My awareness has been strange. I have been T1 for about 21 years now. When I was a child, I had really bad hypo unawareness. There would be times that I was in the 30s and have no idea. My mom, though, could look at me and just know I was low. I have no idea how she did that. Now, though, I can feel my lows much more. I don't know why. I did go through a period in college when I was rather unattentive to my blood sugars but that was several years ago. My problem now is hyper unawareness. My blood sugar can be 350 and I will feel completely fine. Fortunately that does not happen too often, but just the other day I had my pump in a place with poor absorption but I had no idea until a few hours later when I tested and was really high.
When you lose sensitivy, you basically begin to feel less. I think the biggest indicator is how many low BGs you have. The more lows, the less sensitivity you will have.
Never really noticed the difference until the paramedics showed up at work. Keep records and monitor your trends,please. And, it is not the end of the world. Monitor, contro....
Wow I didn't know this was actually a possibility. I'll definitely have to look into it. I've had diabetes for six years now, I guess I have time before it develops.
I've lost quite a bit of the symptoms but I still feel pretty "buzzed" when I run low so I don't worry about it that much. Another thing I've noticed is that if the buzz "fades" when I've been running lower than normal, I can sort of back off on the heater a bit or, even better, eat some more junk food and run a shade higher and the buzz will come back?