If you have been T1 for a long period of time you have probably had at least one very low BG. Low BG has many symptoms, but when you get low enough it seems that passing out and seizures are the last step before possible coma. Coma does not necessarily follow, and usually doesn't, since the body is usually able to eventually raise BG enough to bring us back.
By seizures I'm talking about major uncontrollable muscle twitching, not "feeling shaky" that is sometimes included as a lesser symptom of hypoglycemia.
The literature says that for some people seizures come before passing out, and for others passing out comes first and seizures follow. I wonder which is more common - seizures before passing out, or passing out before seizures?
For myself, I have found uncontrollable seizures come first which gives me time to treat with sugar and avoid passing out. So I vote for seizures first. But I gather some people simply hit the floor without seizing first.
What about you? If you have ever passed out or had seizures because of very low BG, which one happened first? Did you start to shake uncontrollably and were able to treat with glucose to avoid passing out, or did you just pass out and wake up later? If you're T1 and lucky enough to have never done either, then how long have you had diabetes, and what age when diagnosed?
Results so far (Oct 14):
Seizure first: 9
Pass out first: 4
Both together: 4
Neither ever: 3 (juvenile onset); 6 (adult onset)