Hypoglycemic Experiences


Hypoglycemic Experiences

This group is to talk about experiences with hypoglycemic events. At the very least, they are embarrassing. Whether in general or a specific time, you can ask for advice, vent or just talk about what happened among people who understand.

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Comment by Linda G on June 5, 2010 at 5:39pm
Welcome to the other side of the mirror Steff....the side you're on when you're low!!
Comment by Bill D on April 26, 2010 at 3:54pm
Chris I no the feeling I get the sexual feelings to. When I was still married after a hypo event I would come out a warm sweaty and. I usual would take a shower and the wife would watch so I wouldn't fall and as u thing the sex was great after. I owed it to the wife since she did put me out of hype and I had to do something the thank her
Comment by Chris on April 26, 2010 at 4:00am
"Hypoglcemic Trip" Its scary but when I go back, I laugh to the maximum possible about the stupid things i did during the low. My day is not consistent and hence hypos are common for me. But the funniest things are
1. I pretend to be a over achiever during my Low.
2. after taking a cup of coke to recover from the low and as the sugars come back to normal, i feel an increased sexual urge. I mean especially in the first few minutes of recovering. I don't know why?? Its like those are my best sexual moments!!!! I am not sure if any one else had experience the same feeling. I am 31 and has been diabetic for the last 18 years.
Comment by Bill D on April 21, 2010 at 4:32pm
I am a 47yo male who has had type 1 since I was 3yo. I have been on the pump now for 4 years. Along with the diabetes I also have MS. I had gone years with out any low blood sugers. Then when I had married my low's started. My wife use to find me in bed in a hypo mode. after a few times she was able to give me the pen. Since then I think it has started to spook her and she moved out. My low's seem to happen now between ipm and 4pm. I talked to my doctor and he adjusted the basal settingand it has settled somewhat
Comment by Tiffany Easter on February 23, 2010 at 10:50am
I've had more seizures than I'm able to count (I'm guessing around 20 - 25) and all have occurred during the middle of the night when I was sleeping. The pump has stopped them completely I'm very happy to say. The only scary episode I've had since being on the pump was one Monday morning when I woke up not feeling quite right. But I got into the shower and... you know how your thoughts become a 3rd person sort of thing...... I was just thinking how difficult it was to get through the shower. Finally, was washing soap off my face and when I opened my eyes, I couldn't see!!! Everything was completely black! Even still, I wasn't freaking out at all.... I got into "survival mode" and did my best to get myself out of the shower. Collapsed on the ground once I got out, my husband heard me fall to the ground, and grabbed OJ for me. Sight came back within probably 2 minutes. I even had to look it up on the web to see if it was a low sugar episode, as that had never happened to me before! Was exhausted the rest of the day.
Comment by markkoeks on February 4, 2010 at 8:21pm
HAHA Sarah that's so funny! About the jar in toaster misunderstanding. Also sometimes when I go "there" and I'm in bed with my duvet or sheet around me me, I feel very "trapped". I'll toss and turn trying to literally CLAW myself out of the state I know I'm in, but the duvet/sheet/darkness just won't let me out. That is a very hectic feeling, as my jaw and hand/arm/foot muscles all clench up in my quest to "get out".

I've had this experience about 3 times.
Comment by Sarah Keech on February 4, 2010 at 1:06pm
I have also tried to make toast with jelly by trying to put the jelly jar on top of the toast and trying to jam it into the toaster oven like this not understanding why the height of the jar would not allow it to fit in there.
Comment by Sarah Keech on February 4, 2010 at 1:05pm
I have definately been to what you call hypowonderland and I have never done drugs so it is the hypo definately. I used to think I could solve major world problems when it was really a low causing this thinking. I would try to write it down before my sugar went back up. There were only little squiggles on the margin of my lined paper when I came to.
Comment by Jason Casey on February 4, 2010 at 12:40pm
Thanks Mark, Thank-you Sarah,
Dogs are AWESOME, and I am working on a DexCom but until then.. That anecdote was on New Year's day. This past Saturday I fell asleep watching a basketball game and went into the hypoglycemic wonderland again! When the dextrose took effect the EMT's asked me why I wanted to move the piano? I was in that 3rd person perspective and kept wanting to move the piano until my BG came back up and I came out of the "trip."

Is there a clinical name for the dreamstate one enters when BG gets to a certain level? I call it 'hypoglycemic wonderland' because no matter the situation, when it happens, I am 'there', not 'here.'
Comment by Sarah Keech on February 4, 2010 at 7:19am
Dear Jason,
I completely feel your pain and frustration in this area. I have had type 1 for 33 years and have hypo unawareness. I have not hurt anyone. I was dating a stupid boy in my early 20s who I threw juice at(not the glass) when he was giving it to me for a low and then he hit me. I did not remember being hit. I am working on getting a continuos glucose monitor. This device works as an adjunct to testing your sugar. I will need to calibrate it but I do not want to pass out at my desk at work ever again. I also do not want to give my husband, a very good man, PTSD from my lows.

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