Yeah a real laugh roit. What really burns me up is my "normal" (healthwise w/o diabetes anyway) looks at me and it never fails says..."it's not THAT cold in here"
When I used to wake up in the middle of the night with sweat dripping off me and my PJ's drenched, I used to have a hard time getting warm once I returned to bed after eating 3 bowls of frosted flakes (see my post above).
I can remember taking off my nightgown and throwing it in the dryer and standing there naked while it dried and warmed up. Now that I'm almost 60, that wouldn't be a pretty sight any more.
But as I said before, now that I'm mostly hypo unaware, I don't get the chills anymore. And it's been at least ten years since I've had a nightie in the dryer in the middle of the night....
I personally blame the sweats for making me so cold b/c my close are wet with sweat and then of course those bone chilling lows combined REALLY don't help me out too much. LOL!
I've been mostly hypo unaware for about the last year. I had not had a low for about a month until last week. I crashed faster than I ever had to 28 without symptoms but then on the way back up after a glucagon shot I had symptoms in the 60s - sweating for the first time in about a year - then the bone chilling uncontrollable shakes where my legs were jerking uncontrollably and my teeth were chattering. My husband thought I was going into shock. Are we having fun yet? :)
I'm hoping that I'm becoming hypo aware again and maybe didn't feel the trip to the 28 because it happened so fast. It was really strange that I felt them only on the way back up.
Nope no fun in that but I soooo know what ur talking about there!
That is the way mine work as well. I feel absolutely nothing on the way down to 30 mg/dl but on the way back up I get quite severe low symptoms.
My mother used to get like this all the time..
We had to keep marathon style thermo blankets in her bedroom and wrap her up.. Her body temperature used to drop dramatically after a prolonged low.
Then there's the sweats too...an added pump benefit has been getting rid of those too...
OH, AR..I can hardly wait. I tend to feel all these little changes; sweating, freezing, adjustments, waking in the middle of the night, every night at 4AM, when my levemir kicks in and drops me, sweating, EVERY NIGHT! my Endo told me today how much different it will be on the pump, I won't feel all these basal - levemir kicks, I can adjust with small numbers..she says it will help me so much, especially being so insulin sensitive. I'm so excited! If I can get to an A1C of maybe 5.9 or something, great..if not, I'll take a 6.0 - 6.1% and go from there and adjust. I just think I'll feel so much better...can't wait! It will be so much smoother! :)
Definitely something I don't miss losing a few of that's for sure. I still get the sweats from dropping low while I'm sleeping thoough. Not that I'm complaining - I'd rather wake up feeling it than not!
You've said it all Karen all that I can't explain to those i call the unwashed. I call them that because they're the criics for everything not just Diabetes. I too have unawareness because I simply want to live. I didn't experience it until I learned how to manage D but I'd rather have unawareness then where I was headed with complications from not knowing how to manage. So the heck with the rest of those who are unaware about Diabetes and how we struggle to live and how we live.
wow, change of subject..but did anyone see Mary Tyler Moore on TV tonight? geez, she's nearly blind, has no feeling in her feet, hands..tough to see, tough to watch. She went years without caring for herself (per her book), sad, makes me sad...also makes me want to fight harder..ya know.