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 markkoeks on February 4, 2010 at 12:28am
I normally start to view things from an 3rd party perspective, as in - i can see myself doing things. Recently (also posted a discussion) it was early morning and the world was not as we know it, all just a figure of our imagination and we're all just in a little capsule, dreaming away. The incredible thing is how REAL it all seems to me.

Eventually my dog woke me and I was able to wake my wife who quickly hopped to it to get me something for fix.
Comment by Jason Casey on February 3, 2010 at 8:03pm
Type 1 since '82. Since an operation last June, I no longer feel low blood glucose symptoms. Now I test every 2 hours and definitely before going to bed, but every once in a while, I fall asleep. Its a coin toss whether I get up on my own or an EMT wakes me after spiking my arm with a bag of dextrose. For 27 years double vision meant, "get some juice/candy now!" Not doing so meant a bad fall, unconsciousness and the very real possibility of death. Most of the time my descent into unconsciousness is like a delay loop of thoughts or memories playing again and again. Physically, I'm lying on the floor, mentally I am living a dream, or memory over and over. I am completely removed from reality, until someone spikes me with glycogen or dextrose. I have come to in the street, my bed, my kitchen floor, my office, and the other day on my girlfriend's sofa. I fell asleep, my blood glucose crashed and I entered the hypoglycemic wonderland... The difference this time? I wrestled with and yelled at my girl, somehow managed to bite her ear and came to when I heard an EMT say, "his blood sugar is 40..." Slowly, I lifted my head, smelled that gamy, dreaded, low blood sugar sweat stench and saw my girl holding an ice pack on her left ear. For 27 years, I never hurt another. Any suggestions?
Comment by Erin Ball on October 30, 2009 at 7:53pm
omg i was walking in a diabetes walk 2 weeks after being diagnoed and went to my friends house to be 39 it was the lowest ive been since diagnosed i didn't even feel syptms
Comment by Connie on September 25, 2009 at 7:07am
It's sometimes strange for me. I create jewelry designes. The other day I was really into creating something where is took alot of focus and concentration. Two hours after I had my dinner I checked my blood sugar. I always check it 2 hours after I eat. I was shocked when I saw a 55 on my meter because I felt perfectly fine. I wanted to finish what I was doing but decide to drink juice.
Comment by Aja Fernengel on September 25, 2009 at 5:31am
hypoglycemia is the story of my life!! but much better controlled now that i have an insulin pump. I have a lot of great stories, i mainly find most of them funny, even if in reality, they're not... but since i'm still alive to tell the tales, might as well share!

My first and worst low to date what soon after I got diagnosed, so I was like 12? I was watching TV for an extended period of time, and I think when you're focused on something, it's a lot harder to feel your blood sugar dropping, so at the end of a movie, i got up, and everything got all white/hazy and i was like oh no... My mom helped me test and i was 25!! That's my record low to date. Something to take away from this is you need to really be aware of your sugar even if you're distracted for an extended period of time, and i fyou're a parent with a diabetic child, watch them when they're being TV or video game zombies!!
Comment by D~Ann II on September 11, 2009 at 8:02am
Hypoglys can be very frightening! My husband has type 1, and most of the time he will sense that he is getting on the low side. However, if he lies down to rest or nap, his BS can drop and get drastically low without his knowledge. I keep a tight rein on him with testing and observing, as we are both retired.

My husband's eyesight gets fuzzy when it first begins to set in. Sometimes he has a change in personality, becoming very quiet. It's amazing how quickly things turn around once a little sugar is ingested.

I advise all Type 1s to have on hand emergency Glucagon. About once or twice a year I have to use it on him. Please don't get caught without it, especially if you are traveling or away from home.
Comment by noor on April 29, 2009 at 11:51am
i think that's agreat group,i have alot of crazy stories about Hypo.
once it happened when i was 10 years old,we were having a big party
so i woke at 8 a.m. I took my insulin and i forgot to eat,i was playing with my friends when i fell down,my mother screemed and my father was forcing me to drink a mix of water and sugar but he couldn't,i was going into a diabetic coma.
after that,they took me to the hospital,the doctor was afriad about me because i lost my sight for12 houres.
finally,my sight came back to my eyes.
That was the dangoures story in my all my life.
Comment by MelissaM on April 28, 2009 at 9:28pm
hi, i think i shall mosey on over to the crazy stories i have plenty of those. :D
Comment by Asma on March 7, 2009 at 7:19am
hi every one

i never experienced any passing out since iam newly diagnosed
but i am fraid that i will any time soon becoause of morning lows!!
im really happy to find this group
and im sure iwill!!

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