"I agree with Brian. It is much more likely the pain and stress itself as well as the lack of exercise. Have you altered your basal rates until this period of stress and pain is over? (Which I hope is soon!)"
"Hi Laddie. I haven't had that problem with sticking, though we all have different skin. I do find they pull out at times and then I tape them back down, or if they're in an uncomfortable place, but not in general, no. If you don't…"
"The severe hypos that I've had over the years all had a reptile-brain single-minded "I can do this" flavor that ended up in me passing out. It was during this phase of the hypo that I lost any awareness that I was actually low. I…"
"Yeah, and the near-collision didn't snap me to hyper-aware clear-headedness like such things usually do. Rather, I was kind of like, "what just happened?" Only reflexes saved me.
I (almost) always have skittles in my car. This was the…"
"Wow Dave!! That was TOO scary.. I ALWAYS have something really high on the glycemic load in compartment on the drivers side door: glucose tabs, jelly beans, Capri Suns. Have made it an almost anal habit."
"Yes, I am aware of my hypos, although what number I notice them at varies depending on what I'm doing. I knew I was low in the hardware store. I have never felt the "more alert" feeling; I definitely feel out of it, but I go into…"
"I confess I've done it twice, and that's with a CGM screaming at me.
The second time was enough of a disaster I'm a good boy now. Never been in the 20's, but 40's are enough to put me in a bad way.
The second time I was on…"
"Zoe - I'm glad to read that you're OK. I've found very low BGs, say less than 50 mg/dl, can sometimes have a normal and persuasive feel to them. It's as if I'm more alert and in full control of all my capacities. I feel…"
"Only correction of substance is that when you take away the number of adults who were misdiagnosed as Type 2, but are in fact Type 1, the proportions are more like 25/75, not 10/90 as previously believed."
"40 carbs, yikes! I needed four glucose tabs for this low of 29 (16 carbs). I knew there was a reason I didn't exercise! :) I mentioned that since I wrote this I thought: "I could have gone to the cafe next door for a cappuccino." But…"
"Hi Zoe, this is one scary thread! (Appropriate right around Halloween time, I guess.) I go low when I go to our local Fitness Center. I put my Kindle in my purse, and if I have to take too many carbs to get normal (40 carbs last time I went), I sit…"
"Thanks for the reminder of what could happen, Brunetta. On our Main Street people do have a habit of stepping out or pulling out into traffic. (California entitlement and bad rural drivers). And going up my curvy hill there are my friend the deer,…"
"Great responses all!! I have learned to test and wait...There is a definite cognitive dissonance going on when we are low. As Holger said,( such a cute reference, BTW), those twin little imps on our shoudlter are telling us, alternately, to…"
Thanks anyway.I have started a discussion about the play button not working and so far have received no replies.I was composing my own tunes for the reminders which I use all the time.I get so tired of Mary Had A Little Lamb.If you know what I mean?
Hi Zoe I was just reading some of the posts online about EZ ManagerMax.My Ezmanager max3.06 does not work my custom composer.When I hit the play button the tune doesnot play.I called Animas and they told me they would send the 3.07 version.What is the difference between the two.I just hope the 3.07 version works better.
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Zoe, My comment was not directed at you; if I didn't make that clear, please let me say it now and remove all doubt. I do have to say, however, that I think you are wasting your energy trying to reason with someone who won't be reasoned with, and who simply will not hear what you say. You're attempting to move an immovable object.
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