Lately I've apparently been suffering from hypoglycemic unawareness. When I was a kid, I definitely suffered from it, and there came a time when I didn't anymore. It wasn't apparent, but all of a sudden there was a realization that I would feel low, I would test, be low, and have the chance to take care of it. I wouldn't be low when I tested just because it was time to test. Previous to last week, I would feel low, test, and be somewhere in the 60's. And as much as I don't like being low, 60's certainly isn't a bad low. But last week, I would test because it was time to test, or I'd start to feel a little low, and I'd be in the 40's. One night I woke up at 4:30 AM, was 41, grabbed two juice boxes and sucked them down, then rolled back over and went back to sleep. But really? 41?! That's a scary number. (And I don't generally consider middle of the night hypoglycemia unawareness.) And last Wednesday while I was trying to get Boy & Girl Genius packed and ready for the airport, I was in the 40's again. I got out a glass, got some orange juice and Girl Genius talked my ear off. She wants to know why I don't have to cut it with water. And then in the middle of drinking it, I get a brain freeze. And I semi-snap. "Girl Genius, I will pay attention to you, but first I need to finish my juice."
But where do I go from here? As a child, this was the only thing that I had to worry about. I had my mother to worry about everything else. I needed to work on feeling low, and then all of a sudden it happened. But how do I do it now? I already know what it feels like. I'm alert to how my body feels now. I've been the best diabetic I've ever been since I started this blog. How do I start feeling low again? I test nearly 15 times per day, and yet I'm still missing these lows. Is there anyone else who has experienced this before? How do I go back to catching them when I'm barely low?