Hello All!!

So I'm just looking for a little support and advice here :) I had my first low blood sugar attack. Of course it happend in the middle of class and at a time where I did not have any sugar on me, I have never had one before, but I should have expected this one since I was a little over zealous on my bolus. Anyways, I didn't feel anything for a while, then suddenly I felt dizzy and it all hit at once. I tested and I was at 55. Should I have felt it sooner since it was my first low and I've never been below a 97? Also, I am back to 124 now but I'm still a little shaky and nauseous and it has been almost 2 and a half hours, is this normal as well?
I don't want to call the on call Endo about a little nausea, so I'm hoping for advice or reassurance that this is all normal. Or as normal as a diabetic can be.....

Thanks!
Katie

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My first hypo was terrifying. I had no idea what was happening, and the look on my parents faces as all the blood seemed to rush out of my own just made the experience nightmarish.Luckily, it happened while I was in the hospital within 10 minutes of my first insulin injection.

Over the years I've just learned that the only person you can really depend on, other than close friends and family members, to help in a situation like that is yourself. Others are well meaning, but unless they have to deal with it on a daily basis, they have no idea.

It's definitely a good idea to let as many people who may find themselves in a situation to help know as possible. Most of my co-workers know and, more importantly, all my students know. My first hypo in front of a class of high schoolers was precious. I had kids reaching into their backpacks for everything from actual candy to bags full of Hot Cheetos. I looked down and my desk had transformed into a snack bar. I even had a kid offer me a handful of Ricola cough drops.

It gets easier, but always be prepared, even in classroom full of students. =)

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