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karebear1966 commented on Lea's blog post 'Low Blood Sugar Snach Attack!'
"LOL I am sure I look like maniac when I get a low. I know logically all I need is 1 juice box .... 2 tops!!! but I keep stuffing until the feeling goes away. I rebound like crazy and feel like an idiot while I try to get regulated again which takes…"
Jan 15, 2013
MandiG commented on Lea's blog post 'Low Blood Sugar Snach Attack!'
"I too have had this issue in the middle of the night just eating everything in sight. My doc told me to do the rule of 15, which has been mentioned above. Check BS, eat 15 carve (4 glucose tables is what I eat), then wait 15 mins, check again. If…"
Jan 13, 2013
Lea commented on Lea's blog post 'Low Blood Sugar Snach Attack!'
"Yeah I feel like we all have the same experience but my problem is just the feeling of being low your fingers shakin sweeting and everything is terrible! My diabetic dr said to just give my body some insulin so that i don't wake up hyper BG!"
Jan 11, 2013
Howie767 commented on Lea's blog post 'Low Blood Sugar Snach Attack!'
"Very easy to say "don't raid the fridge". But not doing it is something different. I have a key ring with 4 Dex tablets in it by the bedside. I try to get by with just 2 tablets (8g) and wait for 30 minutes. This is counter to the…"
Jan 10, 2013
Wren commented on Lea's blog post 'Low Blood Sugar Snach Attack!'
"Late night hypos are tough. I try to have just enough gumdrops or glucose tabs to bring my BG up to a comfortable number, but sometimes I'm so famished that I end up with the jar of peanut butter and a spoon and pay for it with a high in the…"
Jan 10, 2013
Red_T1 commented on Lea's blog post 'Low Blood Sugar Snach Attack!'
"I have a hard time practicing self-control when I wake up with a low in the middle of the night. I try very hard to just do glucose tabs, but yeah. Its rough. If I end up eating everything in my kitchen, I just keep track of what I ate, then when I…"
Jan 10, 2013
acidrock23 commented on Lea's blog post 'Low Blood Sugar Snach Attack!'
"This can be very difficult! Once, when I was in high school (c. 1984...) lit a 1/2 gallon of ice cream on fire using the broiler to thaw it out. I find it useful to have "a thing", like "medicine food" and just use that to treat…"
Jan 10, 2013
pancreaswanted commented on Lea's blog post 'Low Blood Sugar Snach Attack!'
"i havent had one of those middle of the night ones in a while but for me theyre much harder to deal with than a daytime one because of the way i positively LEAP out of bed from all of the adrenalin or whatever hormone it is thats wakes me up! the…"
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"I'm like Acidrock it makes me feel good about myself when I'm doing my best. Mine and your health is too important to let the opinions of others to stop us. But me I'm an old man that has long since stopped caring what others think."
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Lea commented on Lea's blog post 'New on here!'
"Yeah but I still feel ashamed and judged when I pull out my tester to see what my BG is! I'm getting better but it took me to lose my pump to realize that! But I'm still far from being a poster diabetic !"
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acidrock23 commented on Lea's blog post 'New on here!'
"I find that I feel good when I'm doing everything I can to kick diabetes' butt. It's hard and challenging but I am always wanting to know what my BG is so it won't get in the way of any of my hobbies/ interests/ other pursuits."
Jan 9, 2013

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Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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March 14, 2004
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Low Blood Sugar Snach Attack!

Posted on January 10, 2013 at 2:18am 9 Comments

When I'm low in the middle of the night I go to my pantry and fridge and just start pulling things out of it spoon of this juice crackers apple everything just so my number goes back up and then I go back to bed and wake up in the morning with a BG at 350 or something I hope I'm not the only one who's having such a hard time with this!

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Posted on January 9, 2013 at 2:51am 3 Comments

Hey everyone I'm typ 1 juvenile diabetic I was diagnosed in march '04 in Cali did one year giving shots 6 months on the pen and then had a pump moved in '09-'11 to Korea and then in '11 to Germany where I am currently at! The hardest and still biggest problem is tht the different cultures have different food and then trying to figure out the carbs is difficult! Another big issue is I feel like something is wrong with me even though the only thing wrong is that I'm a diabetic people judge and… Continue

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At 6:19pm on January 8, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Welcome Lea, Please let us know how we can help. you'll find the members here to be a caring and understanding bunch. Check out the blogs, the forums and numerous groups. They have worlds of information to help you if you have questions.

At 4:42pm on January 8, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

WELCOME to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 3:15pm on January 8, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Lea!!
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in,
click on "all groups". You can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the
space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
There are also groups here for young people with diabetes, such as....
"Teenagers with Type 1", "College Students with Diabetes"
and "Young Adults with Diabetes".
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!

Take care....and keep in touch!

At 1:43pm on January 8, 2013, Marie B said…

hi Lea, welcome to the community! let me know if you have questions, or are looking for something in particular.

At 1:12pm on January 8, 2013, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.




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